Lou Reed

Joan Jett (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Joan Jett, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day Lead 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Lou Reed, Bill Withers and the Marvelettes are also on the ballot.

10/09/2014

File photo of Lou Reed.  (credit: Charles Eshelman/Getty Images)

Lou Reed, Iconic Punk Poet, Dead At 71

Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock ‘n’ roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Sunday at 71.

10/27/2013

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