Concert for new UN Chief is a night of polite pleas
Lou Reed was one of several musicians who spoke out against the war in Iraq, at a tribute concert for the United Nation’s new secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon.
The founder of the Velvet Underground, said it was impossible to “be silent” about the current war situation, and called for “US troops to be pulled out of Iraq.”
Lou Reed is long-term supporter of human rights group Amnesty International, and took part in the 1986 ‘Conspiracy of Hope’ rock concert with U2 and Peter Gabriel.
Pat Methany, Grammy-winning guitarist also appeared at the concert in the General Assembly hall on Friday (February 2). He too, read a statement about the difficulty of dealing with current worldwide problems including the “cosmic shifts of global warming” and the “microscopic HIV virus.”