Czech President Vaclav Havel took a break from forming a new government this week to schmooze with rocker Lou Reed.

The two have known each other since 1990, when Reed interviewed Havel for Rolling Stone magazine. Reed was in Prague for a film festival."The president decided to invite (Reed) over for a private visit," said Martin Krafl, a Havel spokesman. Havel thanked the rock star for his hospitality during the president's last private visit to New York.