Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lou Reed’s gear goes up for auction

Equipment used by the late Lou Reed is going up for auction on eBay.

Over the past thirty years, Reed amassed a large collection of equipment in support of his many tours. While all of his most important guitars, amps, and effects will be kept by Sister Ray Enterprises for his archive, there are many pieces of musical gear and road cases that need to be sold.

Over the next few weeks these items will be auctioned through eBay.

The proceeds will go towards the work that is underway to develop the Lou Reed Archive.

The Lou Reed Archive page is now active on eBay here.

New items will be posted every few days and a wide variety of items will be available.

If you live in or around NYC, the site will be listing select items for local pickup before they go up on eBay. You can sign up to receive these listings here:

Reed passed away last October 27 from liver disease at the age of 71.

He first gained prominence with the groundbreaking Velvet Underground in the late Sixties before launching a solo career.

Lou’s mainstream rock success included 1970’s “Sweet Jane” and “Rock & Roll”, 1972’s “Walk On The Wild Side”, “I Love You Suzanne” (1984) and 1989’s “Dirty Blvd.”

Reed infamously teamed up with Metallica for 2011’s “Lulu”, a project based on songs for a theatrical production of Frank Wedekind’s classic femme fatale “Lulu” plays.

See also:

Lou Reed biography in the works
Lou Reed dead at 71
Lou Reed & Metallica: Lulu is for literate people, says Reed
VIDEO: Lou Reed & Metallica – The View
Search Lou Reed at hennemusic