Lou Reed Celebrated This Saturday

louScreen-Shot-2012-09-13-at-17.02.26On Saturday, there will be a massive celebration of the life and work of Lou Reed. “The Bells” (named after Reed’s 1979 album) is part of the annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors season. Admission is free, and there’s a host of famed artists lined up to interpret Reed’s songs and poems, including David Johansen (New York Dolls), Anohni, Willem Dafoe, Steve Buscemi, Jon Spencer, Lenny Kaye and artist Julian Schnabel. (Lincoln Center was the location for the Reed public memorial, held a few weeks after his death in 2013.) The day has been assembled by Reed’s widow, Laurie Anderson, and Grammy-winning producer Hal Willner, who have both been trawling through Reed’s massive archive for the last couple of years. Among Reed’s final work, only a few months before he died, was his remastering of 16 solo albums for a 17-disc box set, which will be released on 7 October.

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