Series: American Masters
Episode: Lou Reed: An American Masters Special
This 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 career; to his 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.