David Bowie And Lou Reed Kissing???

Are David Bowie and Lou Reed kissing in this photo???

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Lou Reed Kiss

According to Bowie it was not a kiss, in 1993 he said,

“This was at the Cafe Royal in London after the final Ziggy gig at Hammersmith. Lou Reed and Mick Jagger, who’s behind us, came down. I’m not actually kissing him. If you study it, I’m talking into his ear and he’s talking into mine. I’m quite a way over. But it was near enough to a kiss for the press and they all printed it. We were supposed to have been kissing at that time anyway so there was the evidence. No, I think Lou Reed is the last person in the world I’d want to kiss.”

Here’s another one from that night with Mick Jagger in a loving mood as well…

David Bowie Lou Reed Kiss Mick JaggerBowie and Reed have both admitted to bi-sexuality in the past but not with each other.  This photo of them below actually seems more incriminating then the famous “kiss” photo…

Lou Reed David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Kissing

Their friendship has had bumps in the road, they notoriously had a huge fight in London in 1979 when Reed attacked Bowie twice for reasons unknown.  They remained friends though the years and here is a more recent photo of the two taken in 2006…

David Bowie Lour Reed Photo Together

UPDATE:  Lou Reed passed away on October 27, 2013, Bowie posted this photo on his website with the simple message,

“He was a Master”


David Bowie On The Death of Lou Reed

Iggy Pop’s “The Idiot” & David Bowie’s “Heroes” Album Cover Photos Were Inspired By The Same Painting


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