Lou Reed's last interview
As the music world continues to mourn Lou Reed's death, his final interview has just been released. On Sept. 21, Reed was in New York for a photo shoot for Parrot Zik headphones. Film director Farida Khelfa sat down with Reed to discuss music and the origin of sound, among other topics.
When asked why he chose to pursue music, Reed simply said that he loves it. "You do what you love or you get arrested," he said. Reed taught himself guitar when he was nine years old, saving money from working in the field and forest. "I've never gone to school. I play from the heart," he said. "Rock & roll you only need three chords."