Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York - October 27, 2013) was an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. Reed first found prominence as the guitarist and principal singer-songwriter of The Velvet Underground.
The Zappa family has expressed animosity towards Reed describing him as "the world's biggest loser, the king of losers. He's commander of the losing side". A reason was given in the claim that after Zappa's accident at The Rainbow Theatre Reed changed the venue of a concert he was giving from the Hammersmith Odeon to the Rainbow so that he could look down at the point where Zappa hit the ground. 
- Dweezil Goes Out To Lunch. By Ben Watson and Danny Houston, T'Mershi Duween, #29, February 1993