Todd Haynes Set to Direct Velvet Underground Documentary“They’re the most influential of bands – as Brian Eno said, everybody who bought [‘Velvet Underground & Nico’] started a band.”
The Velvet Underground Announce 45th Anniversary Six CD Package, Including Previously Unreleased AlbumFans of the legendary band fronted by Lou Reed will finds lots to love in this extensive re-release.
Watch an Andy Warhol-Directed Live Video of the Velvet UndergroundA psychedelic and surreal concert film that hasn't previously been publicly available popped up on YouTube on May 21 of a Velvet Underground concert from Boston, directed by Andy Warhol.
Lou Reed Remembered by Velvet Underground Bandmate Maureen TuckerWhile 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.
Hear Macaulay Culkin's Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Tribute BandFor all those people wondering what Macaulay Culkin has been up to lately, it seems he's been working on his music. Specifically, pizza-themed renditions of Velvet Undergound and Lou Reed songs.
Bono Remembers Lou Reed in a Touching EulogyIn 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.
Lou Reed’s Influence: 8 Classic Covers of His Songs
Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Frontman And Solo Star, Dies At 71Lou 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.
Dylan Turns The Beatles On, Brian Wilson Writes A Hit On Acid: This Day In Classic Rock [Video]The Beatles talk about meeting Bob Dylan (and a cartoon kids!), The Beach Boys do Brian Wilson's first "acid song", Who's the most chicago-like Chicago these days....and Jack Black in Seattle!
Book Report: '101 Essential Rock Records'
Smashing Pumpkins Classic Rock Covers, UncoveredThe new, expanded edition of The Smashing Pumpkins' "Pisces Iscariot" reveals that even during the punk-obsessed '90s, frontman Billy Corgan had a pretty big jones for the classic rock and pop of the '60s and '70s.
Top 10 Longest Rock Songs We Can Remember