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Val Kilmer Writes Song About Lou Reed

November 6th, 2006 10:08am EST favorite Add to My News
Val KilmerVal Kilmer is beginning to think he can get whatever he wants if he sings about it - after luring Lou Reed to his New Mexico ranch. The actor is recording his first album and penned a tribute to Reed only to discover the former Velvet Underground frontman and his partner Laurie Anderson had booked a fly fishing holiday on his 6,000-acre estate.

Kilmer explains, "I was listening to David Essex's 'Rock On'... and out of nowhere it just says 'Jimmy Dean' in one of the lyrics, who wasn't a rock 'n' roller but he was a rebel and sort of makes sense in the song. I was thinking about it and I called my writing partner and I said, 'I was just thinking about what's cool, who's cool... How about Lou Reed?' So we wrote the song and it's a very nice song and then, out of nowhere, he came to the ranch, so I'm gonna write a song called lots and lots and lots of money."

Kilmer was initially too timid to tell Reed he'd written a song about him, but realized it's the ultimate tribute after punky pop act Bowling For Soup wrote a song about the actor. He jokes, "I was very flattered and then I met them... It's a good song."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)


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