“All through this, I’ve always thought that if you thought of all of it as a book then you have the Great American Novel, every record as a chapter,” Lou Reed told Rolling Stone in 1987. “They’re all in chronological order. You take the whole thing, stack it and listen to it in order, there’s my Great American Novel.” 

Watch Metallica join Lou Reed for a rendition of "Sweet Jane" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's anniversary shows at Madison Square Garden:

After this performance, Reed suggested they record together. That was 2011's "Lulu" and it would be his last album release of his lifetime.

And...just for good measure..my favorite Velvet Underground song combined with my girl crush Kristen Stewart in a scene from "Adventureland"..