New York - Decades after hinting heavily that Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro was the muse behind the 1978 Live: Take No Prisoners album single the truth is finally out.
At a press conference in New York today hosted by Cattle Rustler News magazine Lou Reed admitted that fellow Syracuse University alumnus Joe Biden was the real inspiration behind 'Walk On The Wild Side'.
The two men were fellow podiatry [science of 'foot faults'] students at 'Cuse' where they researched 'all kindsa stuff', Reed explained.
Including how to get dates with members of the fabulous Thunderthighs girl band.
The group recorded backing vocals on the 1972 Transformer album which first featured the iconic song, now immortalized in Biden's Vice Presidency.
Songbirds Dari Lallou, Karen Friedman, Jacki Campbell and Casey Synge always denied dating either of the males - probably due to a 'stiff warning' from Aretha Franklin.
"Yeah, Aretha never actually badmouthed Joe," one of the women told QM-NewsCorpse reporters, "but we kinda got the impression he was much more interested in, uh, commercial sex, heheh.
"Sure would explain Lou's lyrics about 'Little Joe never once gave it away/Everybody had to pay and pay/A hustle here and a hustle there/New York city is no place where they said'..."
Biden's notorious 'jailhouse-style' tattoo on his upper right arm that says 'Little Joe' was copied by Dallesandro who went on to be a megabux movie star and never dabbled in politics 'unlike Biden'.
Pals in the White House have always reckoned the Vice President was mortally stung by Reed's 1978 accusation about his intelligence:
'Little Joe was an idiot, I don't know if any of you know that..You talk with him for two minutes, you hear he has an IQ of 12... He can barely tie his shoes and dress...I say, Joe you're getting older, he says, I know, I'll make a Warhol film if the politics doesn't work out. Duh!'
Holly Woodlawn is 69.