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by Andrew Trendell | Photos by Rick Caughey

Tags: Lou Reed, Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys cover Lou Reed's 'Walk One The Wild Side' in tribute

Alex Turner and co pay tribute at Liverpool gig

 

Arctic Monkeys cover Lou Reed's 'Walk One The Wild Side' in tribute

Photo: Rick Caughey

Arctic Monkeys have joined the ranks of the many of who have paid tribute to the late, great Lou Reed by performing a cover of his classic single 'Walk On The Wild Side'. Watch a video of their performance below. 

As their AM UK tour rolled into Liverpool's Echo Arena last night (Monday 28 October), the band returned for an encore and suprised the sold-out crowd with their cover.

Joined by collaborator and former guitarist with The Coral, Bill Ryder-Jones, the band's rendition was very true to the original, matching it's heavenly easy-going acoustic sensibilities with frontman Alex Turner meeting Reed's iconic deep tones with a slick and silky vocal. 

 Watch Arctic Monkeys cover of 'Walk On The Wild Side' below

Other artists to pay tribute to Lou Reed since his death on Sunday include The Strokes, Carl Barat, David Byrne, former bandmate John Cale and even David Bowie - who referred to his friend and collaborator as 'a master'. 

Meanwhile the Arctic Monkeys continue their huge headline tour of the UK, with the following dates left to take place: 

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (29)
Birmingham LG Arena (31)
Glasgow Hydro Arena (November 1)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (2) 

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Below: Exclusive photos of Arctic Monkeys live in Manchester

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