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Lou Reed makes Susan Boyle cry

Don't laugh.

Susan Boyle's inevitable journey from averagely talented internet hype hammer to basket case has continued with the intervention of a key alternative figure. Boyle had been due to sing Lou Reed's track 'Perfect Day' on America's Got Talent, the US version of the TV talent show which spawned her, but the team ran into a problem: Lou Reed refused permission because he doesn't like her music. Given that the filming was just hours away and everyone had rehearsed Perfect Day without waiting for the go ahead, Boyle had to pull out crying. This does raise an interesting question: should musicians be pleased for publicity and cover songs, or is someone like Reed right to save his music from being associated with the Boyle money making, quality breaking juggernaut?

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