One of the more notable things about Bangs is his love/hate relationship with Lou Reed
Posted by Pugeye on March 23, 2018, 9:52 am, in reply to "I believe you mean Danny Fields for your first question"
IIRC, he loved VU and was one of their most outspoken champions when they released their first few albums but basically thought Lou shot his wad w/ VU and most of his solo albums were total shit (though surprisingly or perhaps not so much, I believe he actually liked "Metal Machine Music"). He also interviewed Lou quite a few times and partied with him in hotel rooms and then turned around and wrote hatchet job articles about it. I could be misremembering some of this though.