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Book deal signed for biography of late rocker Lou Reed

Published on Jan 9, 2014 6:22 AM
 
US musician and writer Lou Reed gesturing to photographers before his news conference at the International Literature Festival Kosmopolis 08 in Barcelona in this Oct 23, 2008 photo. The life and times of Reed will be detailed in a biography that will be penned by Rolling Stone magazine writer Will Hermes, publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux said on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The life and times of the late rocker Lou Reed will be detailed in a biography that will be penned by Rolling Stone magazine writer Will Hermes, publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux said on Wednesday.

Reed, the frontman of the 1960s influential band The Velvet Underground, died of liver disease last October at the age of 71, months after receiving a liver transplant.

"Over six decades, the sound of Lou Reed's voice defined everything that's smart and streetwise about New York City, while his songs set the standard for what can happen when popular music takes artistic risks," said Alex Star, senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

"His influence is everywhere, but the full story of his life remains to be told," he added in an email.

 
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