King Khan: "Somehow I Guess Lou Reed Was My Evil Mother"

"Somehow I guess Lou Reed was my evil mother."

In the wake of Lou Reed's death, Arish Ahmad Khan couldn't help but shade his stories - that span from his juvenile delinquency to the years that went into making his latest record - with memories of the rock poet who is still spawning reverent bands today.

Khan, better known by his stage name King Khan, plays a revved-up garage/funk/soul hybrid with his band The Shrines. Idle No More, the band's latest and first for Merge Records, was released in September.

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