Is there anyone left in the world who thinks that aging icon Lou Reed is all sunshine and rainbows? The grumpy old man/legendary rock star was at it again this week when he "demanded the bar be shut down when he sang at Persol's Incognito design exhibit at the Whitney." The Daily News reports that he didn't want to hear those pesky bar noises as he performed, and once onstage he addressed his audience by shouting: "Shut the [bleep] up - you're talking too much!" That kind of outburst would have never flown at the Factory, man. Earlier this year he griped about a garage, maintenance facility and salt shed the city is planning for the corner of Washington and Spring Streets. Reed resides in a nearby penthouse with wife Laurie Anderson, and the couple are now part of a lawsuit against the city.
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