At this point, Lou Reed was talking to David Bowie about upcoming music that he wanted to bring to life with Bowie’s help. Hammer stated: “Lou asked David if he would be interested in producing the record and David replied yes.” But Bowie had a request for Reed.
Hammer said: “And upon that reply…chaos ensued.” Reed reportedly launched himself across the dinner table and attacked Bowie, hitting him in the face and erupting the table into disarray.
Reed would be ejected swiftly.
Later on, Bowie and the rest of the band returned to the hotel they were all staying at where he continued to spur his pal on.
Hammer said: “It should be noted that this verbal bantering also continued into the night back at the hotel.” Bowie found himself standing in the hotel hallway outside Reed’s room shouting at him.
Bowie was screaming at Reed: “Come out and fight like a man!” But Hammer wasn’t convinced Reed ever heard him.
Hammer said: “Eventually it all quieted down as Lou never reappeared to continue the fight, and was most likely already fast asleep.”
Despite this, Bowie and Reed made up later on. Things didn’t go how Reed wanted as David Bowie would not work with him on his ninth album.
Special thanks to Express.