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Bob Dylan, Kraftwerk among 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees

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Tuesday’s a big day for halls of fame, apparently: Earlier, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their latest inductees—a group that included Ringo Starr and Lou Reed—and just a bit later, the Grammys released the details of their own batch of new inductees.

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Lou Reed, Green Day join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1988, but now Ringo Starr’s entering the hall solo: The drummer is one of the newest inductees along with Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and the “5” Royales.

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Laurie Anderson on Lou Reed's last hours: 'I have never seen an expression as full of wonder'

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Laurie Anderson already wrote a very touching, sweet tribute to her late husband Lou Reed, who passed away last Sunday, October 27. But in the pages of the current issue of Rolling Stone, she expands upon both her personal and professional life with Reed.

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Lou Reed's estate left to wife, sister

Rocker Lou Reed’s life was decidedly unconventional, but he wanted his estate used for a very traditional purpose: to benefit his wife and other relatives.

Reed’s will was filed Monday in a New York City court. The Velvet Underground front man and “Walk on the Wild Side” singer died Oct. 27 of complications from a liver transplant. He was 71 and had no children.

The will leaves his Manhattan penthouse, his home in East Hampton, N.Y., and the bulk of his estate to his wife, musician Laurie Anderson. The longtime couple married in 2008.

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Patti Smith remembers Lou Reed: 'He was our generation's New York poet'

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The most remarkable aspect of the cavalcade of tributes that have been written in the wake of Lou Reed’s death last weekend is that just about everybody—including his collaborators and friends—has written about him with a genuine sense of awe. That’s how powerful and influential a personality Reed was, and that’s how deeply he touched those who were closest to him.

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