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Lou Reed Dead at 71, Honoring Reed, and Update on New Tool

The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ


Lou Reed dead at 71


A very influential singer/songwriter has passed away after a battle with liver problems. Lou Reed is dead at the age of 71. Reed fronted The Velvet Underground back in the day, and even though they weren’t top selling, it was clear they had a huge influence on other musicians. Aside from that work Reed also put out a ton of solo work. Some of his more noticeable songs includes “Perfect Day” and “Walk on the Wild Side.” As for some of his other work, he did venture into the absurd. Some would even say part of his catalog was unlistenable. Of that includes the 1975 album Metal Machine Music. Critics also took Reed to task for his 2011 collaboration with thrash metal kingpins Metallica for the album Lulu. Reed did get a Grammy during his career back in 1998. Rest in Peace, Mr. Reed.


Honoring Reed


A ton of rockers are taking to the webs to react to the death of Lou Reed. Some of the standard-bearers of Twitter, including Nikki Sixx, Flea, Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee, and others all at least sent their blessings for Reed to Rest In Peace, if not taking more time to share their thoughts. Paul Stanley said Reed was a trailblazer who played by his own rules. As for an official word from Metallica? The only thing posted thus far is a pic of the band with Reed on the band’s Facebook page. There was no caption, and I guess, none needed.


Update on new Tool


As for a new Tool album, a lengthy post to the band’s website will surely give fans the glimmer of hope that they so desperately need, essecially given the last Tool album was back in 2006. Anyways, one of the latest updates on the band’s official website (which hasn’t been retooled in years) has the headline “TOOL MAKING HEADWAY WITH NEW MATERIAL.” Therein it talks about an epic song the guys have been working on for sometime. As for Maynard’s involvement, the post simply says his time will come.


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