Photo of Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson at 2010 Coney Island Mermaid Parade by Jim Gavenus
Tributes to Lou Reed, who died Saturday, have been pouring in from rock musicians including David Bowie, Pearl Jam, Alice Cooper and Phish.
Some of the tributes include:
David Bowie posted a photo of him and Reed on his Facebook page, saying “he was a master.”
VU bandmate John Cale shared a heartfelt tribute to Reed.
Alice Cooper posted a picture with Reed, calling him “a great poet & great friend.”
At his annual Bridge School Benefit, Neil Young joined Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis and My Morning Jacket for a take on the Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’.”
Pearl Jam debuted a cover of VU’s “Waiting For The Man” during its encore in Baltimore. The band also included a snippet of “Walk On The Wild Side” in its own song “Daughter.”
Phish, playing in Hartford, Conn., opened their show with “Rock And Roll.” You can listen to the Hartford performance, and Trey Anastasio’s dedication, here, and read Anastasio’s statement, including a story about meeting Reed, here.
According to Jambase.com, “Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule dedicated a three-song encore in Eugene, Ore., to Lou with the run of ‘Walk On The Wild Side,’ ‘Sweet Jane’ and ‘Waiting For The Man’ at the McDonald Theatre.