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  • FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 file photo, Lou Reed performs at the Lollapalooza music festival, in Chicago. The rocker's life was decidedly unconventional, but he wanted his estate used for a very traditional purpose: to benefit his wife and other relatives. Reed’s will was filed Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in a New York City court.   (AP Photo/John Smierciak, File)

    Lou Reed: Rocker's will leaves estate to wife, sister

    Rocker Lou Reed's life was decidedly unconventional, but he wanted his estate used for a very traditional purpose: to benefit his wife and other relatives.

  • Lou Reed (left), former frontman of the U.S. band "Velvet Underground," speaks with former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel, who was a big fan. (Associated Press)

    HURT: Lou Reed: A voice wanting to get free

    Before he finally flew into the sun this week, Lou Reed set the world of rock 'n' roll aflame, filled stereos with the spirit of pure poetry, renounced the fakery of so much commercial success, fed the Velvet Revolution and chronicled some of New York City's freakiest characters.

  • ** FILE ** Music icon Lou Reed has his hands imprinted as supporters cheer in the background during his induction ceremony for Hollywood's Rockwalk on June 24, 2003, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

    Lou Reed: New York City rock pioneer dies at 71

    Rock legend Lou Reed, of the 1960s New York City band the Velvet Underground, died on Sunday, Rolling Stone reported. He was 71. Mr. Reed radically challenged rock's founding promise of good times and public celebration.

  • Aronofsky to direct Lou Reed, Metallica video

    Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu."

  • Correction: Rocker Manager Arrested story

    In an April 13 story about prosecutors declining to pursue a harassment charge against singer Lou Reed's manager in a money dispute with a consultant, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the consultant, Adrian Smith, had been paid the disputed funds in full before making his claim to police. Smith and a spokesman for Reed's manager confirm that Smith was paid a day after he made his complaint in March.

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