Lou Reed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute ft. Beck, Karen O, Patti Smith (video)
Published Apr 20, 2015This Saturday (April 18) marked the 2015 induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Cleveland's Public Hall, and Lou Reed was inducted as a solo artist. This means that the night included lots of tributes to the late Velvet Underground god.
A few notable acts were on hand to cover songs from Reed's catalogue. Beck played "Satellite of Love" with help from fun.'s Nate Ruess, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmates Karen O and Nick Zinner did "Vicious."
Meanwhile, Patti Smith and Reed's wife Laurie Anderson both gave speeches, the latter while accepting the award on behalf of her husband.
Watch the speeches below, along with fan-shot footage of the performances. Professionally shot footage of the event will air on HBO on May 20.