The rock world gave plenty of tributes to Lou Reed last night. Pearl Jam covered “I’m Waiting for the Man” in Baltimore, Phish covered “Rock and Roll” in Hartford, and there were surely many, many more.
But I’m willing to bet that none brought as much talent on stage as the one at last night’s Bridge School Benefit Concert, which featured My Morning Jacket covering the Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’” with Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis, and more.
For more on Lou Reed, read Mark Joseph Stern on whether the singer was the first out rock star and Rob Wile on how Reed helped bring down communism in Eastern Europe. Also, check out this great PBS documentary on Reed.
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