Members of the hard rock/heavy metal world have paid tribute to legendary New York City icon LOU REED - who was leader of the influential VELVET UNDERGROUND. He died yesterday (Sunday, October 27), at the age of 71. His last recordings included a collaboration with METALLICA on Lulu and also was a member of the Rock And Roll and Long Island Music Hall Of Fame.
AEROSMITH’s Steven Tyler: “RIP to a great friend a fellow musician. From maxes to the masses you made the world sing. I love you Lou!”
SLASH: “Haven’t really accepted the reality of the loss of Lou Reed. Still trying to process it. Denial I guess.
ALICE COOPER: “1 of the true originals in rock. A MASTER. New York personified. Lost a great poet & a great friend. RIP”
RONNIE JAMES DIO Facebook: “Rest In Peace Lou Reed. You are with Ronnie now. You will be missed!
THE WHO: “R.I.P. Lou Reed. Walk on the peaceful side.”
MOTÖRHEAD: “RIP Lou Reed. You will be missed!”
Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH): “Lou Reed, R.I.P.”
GUNS N’ ROSES: “I’m an artist and I can be as egotistical as I want to be” RIP Lou Reed
Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE): “RIP Lou Reed.Thank you for your beautiful/dark lyrics/music and stance on life.You inspired me from my teenage years right up till today.I remember your albums Transformer, Rock n Roll Animal and Coney Island Baby sitting next to my beloved T Rex,Bowie,Queen And Slade albums……Travel safe……….You taught us well.”
Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, VELVET REVOLVER): “Horrible news about Lou Reed. Much too soon – RIP great poet of RNR
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: “We love you and will miss you, Lou. Thank you for everything.”
FOGHAT: “We lost one of the greats today. Lou Reed Our thoughts are with his family and friends today.”
GLENN HUGHES: “RIP Lou Reed…one of a kind innovator … Imitated by many…”
RIOT: “RIP fellow New Yorker, The Legendary Lou Reed
Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY): “Day off in Frankfurt. Yesterday we heard the news about Lou Reed passing away. Another music legend gone… RIP Lou, safe travels.”
ORPHANED LAND: “RIP Lou Reed. We will always keep on walking on the wild side.”
Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT): “Sad news. Whatever your thoughts on Lulu (& RS) set aside 4 a moment: “@RollingStone: Lou Reed has died at age 71.”
JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE: “Rest in Peace Lou Reed. Rock Legend!”
MARYANN COTTON: “NOOO !! I can’t believe it .. Thanks for the music Lou Reed ! R.I.P _ Now Walk on the peaceful side. Rock’ N Roll !”
BLACKFIELD: “Goodbye Lou Reed. Thanks for The Velvet and so many great songs. Linger on,your pale blue eyes.”
KUNVUK: “RIP Lou Reed. You were always an inspiration. We miss you already.”