The Arctic Monkeys have paid their own tribute to Lou Reed after the hugely influential songwriter passed away last Sunday (October 27th).
While in Liverpool as part of their ongoing UK arena tour, and joined by the city’s wonderfully talented guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, the band aired an excellent version of Reed’s enduring solo track ‘Walk On The Wild Side‘, fan footage of which can be viewed below.
In performing the live cover, the Arctic Monkeys become one of many acts to leave their respects to Reed; after countless messages were left on Twitter immediately after his death was announced, David Bowie described the former Velvet Underground man as a ‘master’ and ‘old friend’ on Facebook, while Morrissey left the following tribute on True To You:
“No words to express the sadness at the death of Lou Reed. He had been there all of my life. He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be. I knew the Lou of recent years and he was always full of good heart. His music will outlive time itself. We are all timebound, but today, with the loss of liberating Lou, life is a pigsty.”