Turns out Lou Reed was a scumbag

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    Rock legend Lou Reed — a monster of a man who abused women and hurled racial slurs, according to new book
    BY Rich Schapiro
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Updated: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 11:40 PM
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    Rock legend Lou Reed was a monster of a man who abused women, frequently hurled racial slurs and once described Bob Dylan as a “pretentious k---,” according to a new book.

    The damning portrait emerged after author Howard Sounes interviewed more than 140 of Reed’s friends, bandmates, girlfriends and relatives following his 2013 death.

    “I loved his music, but you have to go where the story goes,” Sounes told The Daily Beast.

    “The obituaries were a bit too kind; he was really a very unpleasant man. A monster really. I think truly the word monster is applicable.”

    Sounes’ book, “Notes from the Velvet Underground,” is filled with accounts of Reed getting physical with his girlfriends and wives.

    Bettye Kronstad, who married Reed in 1973, said he treated her as his personal punching bag. “He would, like, pin you up against a wall,” she said. “Tussle you. Hit you… shake you… And then one time he actually gave me a black eye.”

    “She would say something. He’d get pissed off at what she said and smash her around the back of the head,” Hyman is quoted saying in the book.

    “[My wife said,] ‘Lou, if you continue to hit her, you have to leave.’ And then he smacks her in the back of the head. So she said, ‘Get out!’”

    Paul Morrissey, who was close with Reed during his Velvet Underground years, didn’t mince words when asked to describe the “Walk on the Wild Side” singer.

    “You need a good title like The Hateful Bitch [OR] The Worst Person Who Ever Lived,” Morrissey said.

    “Something that says this isn’t a biography of a great human being, because he was not… He was a stupid, disgusting, awful human being.
     
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    And the colored girls go ...do do do do do do do
     
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    I never liked his music

    He's like Jazz and Radio Head--I firmly believe people just pretend they think he's cool
     
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    Had he not been in NY, he would've had a career as a garbageman
     
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    This, exactly.
     
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    I'm always amazed that people who are fans or appreciative of someone's talent think they're automatically nice people. I enjoyed Howard's show when it was entertaining, but never thought he was anything but a selfish, pretentious control freak who wanted mainstream love when he pretended to be an outsider in show business.
    If Lou Reed is racist, anti-semitic, and misogynistic, he'd fit in nicely here. ;)
     
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    Lou Rawls...Typo in thread title
     
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    Want me to fix? I dont mind.
     
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    but the article say Reed also? Im confused, anyway never heard of any of them.
     
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    Always thought he was very overrated.
     
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    Radiohead are just awful
     
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    I like the music of Lou Reed. I'm not pretending.

    Did the guy interview Laurie Anderson or anyone in the later part of his life?
     
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    This news is as old as "Man Landing On The Moon"!

    That group and everyone else associated with Warhol's "Factory" were/are a bunch of users, abusers, and muncher pieces of shit!
     
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    Ah Jazz is cool to have in the background, not something I love love but it has its place, I feel it's for unwinding. Preferably with a cocktail in hand.



    Totally agree with you when it comes to Radiohead and Lou Reed. Reed was an awful singer.
     
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    I think the biggest crime he committed was that abortion of an album with Metallica. Total excrement.
     
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    Lou dissed Howard at a party back in the early '90s so there's no love lost between the two. As far as being the person Lou was...that's the result of the drug culture he was part of.
     
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    A douche? I would have never guessed
     
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    Hated his guts. Hated his music even more. But most artists would disappoint you if you met them.