With the passing of Lou Reed (on October 27, 2013 - due to complications from liver disease), a lot of folks in the rock world are wondering what to make of his legacy. There are some who might ask: Who was Lou Reed? This question is probably valid - especially to someone who is younger than 40 or someone who hasn't studied rock and roll history; Lou wasn't a commercial-success in the sense of an Eric Clapton or even a Ronnie Wood. But to write off Lou Reed's importance to rock music would be unrestricted. In many ways, Lou's importance was that of the classic "behind-the-scenes" artist who created the path that others rode more easily down.