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What it was like making Velvet Underground’s debut record

72 days ago
New York PostJohn Cale and Lou Reed co-founded the influential Velvet Underground — discovered by Andy Warhol, who snagged a producer’s credit on the band’s first record, released in 1967. Cale plays the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Nov. 16, 17 and 18. The ... more info

Books: Biographer ponders the defiant Lou Reed

76 days ago
Detroit Free PressIn Anthony DeCurtis' book, influential rocker is a man of mystery and contradictions             more info

Bob Seger covers Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen on new album, I Knew You When

88 days ago
Uncut It's his 18th studio album It's his 18th studio album The post Bob Seger covers Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen on new album, I Knew You When appeared first on Uncut. more info

Inside the wild, debauched world of Lou Reed

100 days ago
New York PostHe sang about scoring heroin in Harlem, hung out with Andy Warhol at the Factory and inspired generations of punk bands that went on to rage at CBGB. Lou Reed was as New York as Yankee Stadium, and his best songs continue to inspire. But, as revealed... more info

Shorties (Roz Chast Interviewed, An Excerpt from a New Lou Reed Biography, and more)

109 days ago
LargeHeartedBoyRoz Chast discussed her new book Going Into Town with Fresh Air. Rolling Stone shared an excerpt from Anthony DeCurtis's book Lou Reed: A Life. The 2017 Giller Prize shortlist has been announced. Stream a new Rural Alberta Advantage song.... more info

Bob Seger's new song hits radio; album release details confirmed

120 days ago
Detroit Free PressThe Detroit star covers a 1989 Lou Reed song -- with an updated jab at Donald Trump -- as his new album title and release date get locked down             more info

Ian Somerhalder Broke That New Baby Vow Of Silence

151 days ago
DlistedAnd he broke it for cooties and kitties! Nikki Reed gave birth to the daughter she had with Ian Somerhalder on July 25. When Bodhi Soleil Moon Frye Lou Reed Somerhalder was born, her parents were all “Once you shove a baby out, scrolling through... more info

Hear Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane” From New Live Album Of Shuttered NYC Venue The Bottom Line

156 days ago
StereogumNew York's Bottom Line was something of a home away from home for the late Lou Reed. So it's appropriate that Reed's first posthumous release is Lou Reed And Kris Kristofferson: In Their Own Words With Vin Scelsa. Out 9/15, the set includes a live re... more info

Bill Collings, Maker of Sought-After Guitars, Dies at 68

176 days ago
New York TimesMr. Collings’s company made guitars for Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Joni Mitchell, Eddie Van Halen, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Bill Frisell and Emmylou Harris. more info

Jack Cooper – “Gynn Square”

177 days ago
StereogumJack Cooper of Mazes and Ultimate Painting is releasing a solo album called Sandgrown this summer. Lead single "North Of Anywhere" was a lovely low-key guitar-pop ballad in the vein of Lou Reed, and today's new "Gynn Square" follows suit. Do yourself... more info

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