Lou Reed To Record In April

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Veteran rocker Lou Reed has announced he'll begin recording a new album in late April for release late this year or in early 2000. Meanwhile, the onetime Velvet Underground leader will exhibit about 30 photographs in Cahors, France, for the first time this summer. In addition, a book of his lyrics, "Pass Thru Fire," will be published in September.