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Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Frontman And Solo Star, Dies At 71

Lou Reed, lead singer and founder of pioneering ’60s rock group the Velvet Underground, has died. Rolling Stone reports that the cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed was hospitalized in July following a liver transplant in May. Reed was 71.

10/27/2013

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Lou Reed ‘Stronger Than Ever’ After Liver Transplant

Lou Reed is in high spirits after a recent liver transplant that took him off tour earlier this spring. The 71-year-old rocker underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic last month, assuring fans on Facebook Saturday […]

06/03/2013

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Lou Reed Drops Off Coachella

If you’re making the trek out to Indio, Cal. for Coachella with the aim of seeing the legendary Lou Reed perform, you may want to make other arrangements. The former Velvet Underground frontman has cancelled […]

03/27/2013

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The Rolling Stones Aren’t Playing Coachella… But Lou Reed Is

After weeks of speculation that The Rolling Stones would play the indie/alternative rock/dance music festival Coachella, it turns out that they won’t be taking the stage at the California concert event after all. The festival […]

01/25/2013

Neil Young: Still rocking in the free world (and not space), despite NBC's death rumor. (photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

NBC Falsely Reports Neil Young Dead – Plus 5 More Rock Star Death Rumors

In honor of NBC’s Neil Young/Neil Armstrong mix-up this weekend, here are five other rock star death rumors through the years.

08/27/2012

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Peter Gabriel To Release New Live Album

Peter Gabriel is continuing his streak of releasing orchestral albums with his upcoming Live Blood CD. Due April 24, the concert recording features Gabriel re-interpreting some of his best-known songs (including “In Your Eyes,” “Red […]

03/05/2012

Rock Flashback: Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die

The date was September 30, 1955. Rising young actor James Dean was killed in a traffic accident in California at age 24. Although his life overlapped what we consider to be the rock era by […]

09/30/2011

Susan Boyle Covers Lou Reed on New Album

While previous reports generated false gossip that [lastfm]Lou Reed[/lastfm] intentionally didn’t let [lastfm]Susan Boyle [/lastfm] sing his song on America’s Got Talent, Boyle thinks that it’s a “perfect day” for reconciliation and to lay her finely-tuned, well-calibrated […]

09/23/2010

Lou Reed vs. Susan Boyle

  It’s no secret [lastfm]Lou Reed[/lastfm] is in a league of his own, and many have accused him of being a jerk, so it should come as no surprise to learn that the former [lastfm]The Velvet […]

09/10/2010

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