A very-much alive Lou Reed (who is simply off on a tour in some Scandinavian country, which is similar to death, but still not quite the same), has given his holy blessing to Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro for a cover of The Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs," which appears on Navarro's upcoming solo debut.
"Lou Reed said it was the best cover he had ever heard of it," Navarro said, "It was unbelievable to hear that as a fan of his." He continued, "As an artist I have a tremendous amount of respect for Reed, so I donít think I would've been comfortable putting it on the record if he hadn't approved it."
Navarro's solo record, entitled Trust No One, will be released on Capitol records July 2nd. He's currently touring in his day job as Jane's Addiction's guitarist.