Lou Reed Biography Being Written By Will Hermes

Rolling Stone writer Will Hermes will be in control of writing a new biography on the late Lou Reed, publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux said.

Alex Star, senior editor at Farrar, says the new book is necessary because Reed's true story has yet to be told:

"Over six decades, the sound of Lou Reed's voice defined everything that's smart and streetwise about New York City, while his songs set the standard for what can happen when popular music takes artistic risks. His influence is everywhere, but the full story of his life remains to be told."

The book is tentatively titled Lou: A New York Life. While no publication date has been set, a spokesman said it is about two to three years away.

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