Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: Secret Lives of Lou Reed

Before he changed rock history, the legendarily cranky singer-songwriter had to invent himself

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The latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, our first-ever podcast, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify or check it out below.

Lou Reed and Anthony DeCurtis encountered each other many times over his decades as a writer and editor, and after Reed's death in 2013, DeCurtis turned his admiration for Reed into an excellent new biography, the massive Lou Reed: A Life, due out October 10th. DeCurtis joins host Brian Hiatt to discuss the life, music and decadent times of one of rock's most essential artists.

Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify and tune in Fridays at 1 p.m. ET to hear the show live on Sirius XM's Volume Channel.