As a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine for more than 30 years, Anthony DeCurtis, MA’77, PhD’80, has interviewed dozens of musicians — John Mellencamp, DM Hon’00 (read the 1989 article at rollingstone.com); Whitney Houston; and Prince to name a few.
However, it was Lou Reed’s musical career with the Velvet Underground and tumultuous personal life that struck a special chord with him. After a chance meeting, DeCurtis and Reed became friends, which gave DeCurtis the access for a biography. DeCurtis’s book aims to shed light on Reed’s life beyond the sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
Read an excerpt of his book, Lou Reed: A Life, at rollingstone.com.
Anthony DeCurtis was featured in the Summer 2018 issue of the Indiana University Alumni Magazine, a magazine for members of the IU Alumni Association. To view the current and past issues of the IUAM, visit MyIU.org.