Karen O, Beck cover Lou Reed at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony
Karen O and Beck honored the late Lou Reed at this weekend’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony by covering two of his more popular songs: “Vicious” and “Satellite of Love.”
Reed, who died in 2013 at the age of 71, was one of this year’s inductees along with Ringo Starr, Green Day, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. His longtime partner Laurie Anderson accepted the award on his behalf and spoke about how much it means to her—and how much it would have meant to him. “Lou’s genuinely proud of what he’d done and could really appreciate his own work,” Anderson said, according to Rolling Stone. “And tonight, he would have been so immensely proud to be a part of this.”
Karen O and Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate Nick Zinner performed a rendition of “Vicious,” and Fun frontman Nate Ruess joined Beck for “Satellite of Love.” Watch the performances below.