Velvet Underground

Former VU frontman Lou Reed circa 1976 (Keystone/Getty Images)

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.

10/02/2014

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Lou Reed Remembered by Velvet Underground Bandmate Maureen Tucker

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.

12/16/2013

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Hear Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Tribute Band

For 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.

12/09/2013

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Bono Remembers Lou Reed in a Touching Eulogy

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.

11/07/2013

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Lou Reed’s Influence: 8 Classic Covers of His Songs

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 […]

10/28/2013

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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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10 Great Alternative Rock Cover Songs

Presenting: Ten alt-rock songs that come real close (and often do) usurp the power of their source material.

07/26/2013

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Book Report: ’101 Essential Rock Records’

Just in time for the holidays, we’re offering brief takes on some of 2012′s best books for music fans. THE BOOK: 101 Essential Rock Records AUTHOR: Jeff Gold, plus essays and “as-told-to” contributions from David […]

12/20/2012

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Underground, Velvet Spider Named After Lou Reed

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 […]

05/29/2012

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Spin Magazine Ranks 100 Greatest Guitarist, Sans Legends

When mainstream music magazines rank the greatest guitarists of all time, the same names tend to linger toward the top of the list: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page, the Rolling Stones’ Keith […]

05/07/2012

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