Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart

Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:00pm - 11:59pm

Lou Reed performs live on stage at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on May 19, 1974.

Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns.

In memory of Lou Reed, WXXI-TV presents this 1998 American Masters' special.

Pioneering musician Lou Reed, whose work profoundly influenced rock 'n' roll, died October 20, 2013 at the age of 71 from liver disease. Reed is best known as the founder, singer, guitarist and songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his song "Walk on the Wild Side." Over the course of his career, Reed collaborated with other legends like Andy Warhol and David Bowie.

In memory of the rock roll legend, WXXI-TV presents Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, An "American Masters" Special on Sunday, November 3 at 11 p.m. The film takes an in-depth look at Lou Reed’s achievements, from his role as lead singer/songwriter for the Velvet Underground, the highly influential band produced by Andy Warhol, through his prolific 25-year career; to his most recent rock opera collaboration with director Robert Wilson. Throughout, Reed speaks candidly about his extraordinary career and most challenging musical work. The program also looks at rare behind the scenes footage, clips, and vintage material. There are some 30 interviews including: David Bowie, Patti Smith and Penn Jillette, other members of the Velvet Underground among others.