Rest in Peace Lou Reed. A monumental "alternative rocker" with underground radio "in the day". Lou had unique guitar licks (very blunt and basic but it worked wonderfully) and oh how I loved "Sweet Jane", "Oh what a perfect day", etc..etc. I still have the Velvet Underground album from Andy Warhol, with the Banana on the cover, and Nico in their group then. Along with having 4 other albums from Lou in my collection of albums I've kept all these years..
Hey "Walk on the wild side" buddy. Will miss you. You lived a much longer life than most expected, I know. Long live Lou Reed's memory!