Morrissey

Musicians around the world were saddened by the loss of Lou Reed, who passed away last month from complications of liver disease. Now, former Smiths frontman Morrissey is getting in on the tribute to Mr. Reed’s legacy with a new release paying tribute to the legendary Velvet Underground musician.

Morrissey is gearing up to release a live cover version of Reed’s “Satellite of Love,” which he performed during a 2011 show at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The song will be available for purchase digitally on Dec. 3. Meanwhile, a special, vinyl edition of the release will arrive in January, the latter featuring several other live tracks.

“He has been there all of my life,” Morrissey said of Reed in an official statement, following Reed’s passing. “He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be.”

Morrissey also has a new memoir on the way called Autobiography, due out Dec. 3.