The music world lost a legend last month when Lou Reed died on October 27 from liver disease. While Reed has been remembered by friends, musicians and artists worldwide, both his wife, Laurie Anderson, and U2‘s Bono reflect on Reed’s life in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
In his eulogy, Bono recalls the first time he met Reed, on the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986. He writes of how he and Reed bonded over poetry, specifically James Joyce. The two would go on form a friendship that involved swapping short-stories by Delmore Schwartz and poems by Seamus Heaney.
Bono also revealed that Lou Reed’s Transformer was the album that turned him onto Reed in 1972.
— Annie Reuter, Radio.com