Lou Reed speaks about his film Red Shirley after its public screening at the festival Visons du Reel in Nyon, Switzerland, Tuesday, April 20, 2010.
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October 27, 2014 4:14 PM EDT

It’s been exactly one year since rock legend Lou Reed died at age 71. To pay tribute, Reed’s former Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale released a re-recording of his 1982 tune “If You Were Still Around.” The video mixes new footage of an emotional, tearful Cale with old footage of Reed.

Cale also shared a statement, Pitchfork reports, alluding to the rockers’ at times contentious relationship:

 

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