“When I was speaking recently with a journalist from the London Times I said, ‘I don’t think Lou will ever fully recover.’ We were not talking about his physical condition. Lou is in the best physical shape in years – strong and energetic. He has a wonderful new life now and can do anything he wants. We were talking about how a traumatic event – a surgery or a calamity – can change your life. These things make you reevaluate everything in your life. And while they mark you forever, these traumas can be extremely positive. And I think for Lou this is especially true. He gets a chance to see things with enormous perspective. We couldn’t be happier at the way this turned out.”


I am a triumph of modern medicine, physics and chemistry. I am bigger and stronger than ever. My Chen Taiji and health regimen has served me well all of these years, thanks to Master Ren Guang-yi. I look forward to being on stage performing, and writing more songs to connect with your hearts and spirits and the universe well into the future.

Hal Willner performs Allen Ginsberg

Lou’s New York Shuffle partner-in-crime Hal Willner will be performing “Kaddish (for Naomi Ginsberg 1894-1956” at UCLA on April 17. Willner and Chloe Webb will be performing the acclaimed Allen Ginsberg piece against a score written by Bill Frissell and images by Ralph Steadman and film by Webb.

Lou Reed makes surprise appearance at playback celebrating his Transformer album

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–CANCELLED–New Show Announced at The Orpheum Theatre

Lou Reed at The Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Orpheum
842 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014