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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
After weeks of mounting anticipation, the line-up for Coachella 2013 has been revealed. Nostalgia reigns, with a slew of reunions including ‘90s Brit-pop heroes Blur and the Stone Roses, electronic pioneers New Order, hip-hop legends […]
In honor of NBC’s Neil Young/Neil Armstrong mix-up this weekend, here are five other rock star death rumors through the years.
As the youngest and first American woman in space, Sally Ride was every girl and boy’s ultimate inspiration. We all wanted to be astronauts when we grew up, but she carried the courage and skills […]
Ironically, there is a creature that is velvet, and lives underground. No it is not Lou Reed, but it could be his offspring for all we know. A new genus of velvet spider has been […]
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 […]