Joan Jett, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day Lead 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Lou Reed, Bill Withers and the Marvelettes are also on the ballot.
The Velvet Underground Announce 45th Anniversary Six CD Package, Including Previously Unreleased Album
Fans of the legendary band fronted by Lou Reed will finds lots to love in this extensive re-release.
This installment is taken from a 1989 interview with Lou Reed, discussing his then-new album New York and the song “Dime Store Mystery.”
Lou Reed’s musical collection spans decades, and now it can be yours. The late musician’s gear will be auctioned online through eBay for fans to bid on and collect.
While both Patti Smith and Bono eloquently eulogized Reed back in November, Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker shared her memories of the frontman and songwriter with The Guardian.
According to Reed’s Facebook page, the memorial will be held tomorrow (Thursday) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST at The Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at Lincoln Center.
As the music world continues to mourn Lou Reed’s death, his final interview has just been released.
In his eulogy, Bono recalls the first time he met Reed, on the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986. He writes of how he and Reed bonded over poetry, specifically James Joyce. The two would go on form a friendship that involved swapping short-stories by Delmore Schwartz and poems by Seamus Heaney.
Performance artist, musician and sculptor Laurie Anderson, who also happened to be the loving wife to the recently deceased Lou Reed, revealed that her departed husband died while doing something he loved: Tai Chi.
Brian Eno’s famous quote about the Velvet Underground is stitched into the band’s legacy: “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Whether or not that […]