Rolling Stone magazine caught up with the legendary Lou Reed and asked the former frontman for the Velvet Underground if he was amazed the group is still a touchstone for bands like the Strokes and Interpol. “I always thought we were the greatest thing in the world — that combination of sounds and personalities,” Reed said. “I’d adjusted to the idea that no one else thought so. But I’ve always been on the outside. I’m not getting nominated for a Grammy. I’m not in the charts.” Rollingstone.com has since removed the article.
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