"The Daily Show" pays tribute to Lou Reed

"New York's a little less wonderful tonight," said host Jon Stewart

Prachi Gupta
October 29, 2013 5:57PM (UTC)

"You may not have noticed this, but you probably did notice," said Jon Stewart during "The Daily Show's" "Moment of Zen" segment on Monday in a short but touching tribute to rock legend Lou Reed -- "New York's a little less wonderful tonight."

Stewart played a clip of Reed talking about the one-on-one connection his music has with listeners. "On a one-on-one basis, I always thought my music was made for headphones," said Reed. "You're on headphones, you're mine."


The Velvet Underground frontman died on Sunday due to complications with a liver transplant. He was 71.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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