Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis book cover

Author Series with Anthony DeCurtis

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join us in the Foster Theater for a discussion about Lou Reed with author Anthony DeCurtis 

At this event, Anthony DeCurtis will discuss his book, Lou Reed: A Life. The discussion includes a Q&A with the audience.  Following the event, DeCurtis will sign copies of his book (books will be available for purchase).

This event has an 8 ticket limit per transaction.  


Wednesday, October 24th 7p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater, 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio


This event is FREE with a reservation. To RSVP, visit ticketing.rockhall.com.


There are a lot of ways you can try to summarize Lou Reed, one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century. The inventor of alternative rock. The guy who redefined cool. An icon whose influence on popular music was rivaled only by that of Bob Dylan, James Brown, and the Beatles. But Reed, lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, was also a man of innumerable contradictions. He violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans and inspiring generations of musicians. His life was a transformer’s odyssey. He was fiercely independent yet afraid of being alone, artistically fearless yet deeply paranoid, eager for commercial success yet disdainful of his own triumphs. He reinvented his persona, his sound, even his sexuality, time and again.

ABOUT Anthony DeCurtis:

Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where his work has appeared for more than thirty-five years, and a distinguished lecturer in the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of In Other Words and Rocking My Life Away and the cowriter of Clive Davis’s autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life, a New York Times bestseller. DeCurtis is a Grammy Award winner and has served as a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee for twenty-five years. He holds a PhD in American literature and lives in New York City.