A few weeks ago I picked up Lou Reed's "The Raven." Reed performed along with a long list of actors and other performance artists the works of Edgar Allen Poe along with some of his own songs. He rewrote some of Poe's work to fit into the context of a Rock Musical. Reed of course is known as a legend in rock music especially for vitally influencing punk and new wave, but also he kept his wand in the literary world as well as he was mentored by poet Delmore Schwartz at Syracuse University in the early 1960s before moving on to the rock and roll lifestyle in New York City, co-founding the Velvet Underground, and collaborating with Andy Warhol among many others. Before I go on too long into a lecture on the history of Rock Music, I will point out that Reed finds Poe's poems and stories such as The Raven, Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and The Pendulum, The Tell Tale Heart all relevant and especially important in the Post 9/11 sphere.
I have the double cd recording if anyone would like to borrow it, and it is also available on Warner records, released in 2003.