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Watch Beck & Karen O Cover Lou Reed At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Over the weekend, the late Lou Reed was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Patti Smith introduced Reed, and his widow, the experimental musician Laurie Anderson, made an emotional speech in his honor. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Watch Patti Smith & Laurie Anderson Induct Lou Reed Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Last night, six artists were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the Performer category. Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band all received honors, and each got a speech and performance dedicated to them. Ringo Starr was inducted… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Karen O, Miley Cyrus, Tom Morello Added To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

A few more names have been added to this year's list of performers who will honor the new Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. In addition to those already announced, we now know that Karen O will perform alongside Beck to pay tribute to the newly inducted Lou Reed, Miley Cyrus will induct Joa… More »

By: James Rettig / April 8, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Watch Lou Reed Call The Beatles “Garbage” And The Doors “Stupid” In Newly Animated Interview

Lou Reed was both an avant-rock forefather and a legendary crank, and I sincerely recommend that you spend some time with this Lester Bangs piece about a contentious Reed interview. PBS recently animated an interview that Joe Smith conducted with Reed in 1987, and it has a lot of interesting stuff about what Reed wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Listen To Lou Reed React To Hearing The Ramones For The First Time

New York rock music publicist Danny Fields has been called "one of the godfathers of punk," and he's the subject of a new documentary called Danny Says, which director Brendan Toller hopes to screen at SXSW next year. As a recent New York Times piece puts it, he was he was "the man who introduced… More »

By: James Rettig / December 30, 2014 - 9:21 am

Watch Deer Tick And Sharon Van Etten Cover Lou Reed In Brooklyn

Providence roots-rockers Deer Tick are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a six-day residency at New York's Brooklyn Bowl, where they're sporting yellow bowling shirts and covering a different classic album each night, culminating in a New Year's Eve set of fan-requested songs. After starting things off with NRBQ's Tiddlywinks, Deer Tick took on Lou Reed'… More »

By: Peter Helman / December 29, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Inductees

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame just announced this year's class of inductees, and it's mostly a surprising group in how unsurprising it is. There are certainly worthy artists going in this year. Lou Reed, already an inductee thanks to the Velvet Underground, is now heading in as a solo artist. Green Day are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 9:07 am

John Cale Releases “If You Were Still Around” Video On The One-Year Anniversary Of Lou Reed’s Death

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Lou Reed's death, and Reed's former Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale has released a new video for an old song in Reed's honor. Cale recorded a more upbeat version of his formerly somber "If You Were Still Around," originally included on 1982's Music For A New Society. It's matched… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 27, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees

Once a year, around this time, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces a whole new class of inductees who might be inducted into the Hall. Every year, we get one or two nominees who are eligible for the first time, since the Hall only inducts artists 25 years after their first record came… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 9:27 am

Lou Reed’s Gear Going Up For Auction

Like most musicians who remain successful over the course of decades, the late Lou Reed had amassed a whole lot of musical equipment by the time he died last year. As Pitchfork notes, today Reed's official Facebook page announced that much of that gear is going up for auction to fund the creation of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Lana Del Rey: “I Wish I Was Dead Already”

Lana Del Rey is about to release her excellent sophomore album, Ultraviolence, and to promote that record, she is giving some kinda provocative interviews. First was the "feminism is not an interesting concept" interview she did with FADER. She then told Clash she considers quitting music every day ("It's still not really worth all the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 12, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Watch Kevin Drew Cover Lou Reed’s “What’s Good”

A few months ago, during the lead up to his latest solo effort Darlings, Broken Social Scene ringleader Kevin Drew participated in CBC's "I'll Be Your Mirror: Canada Celebrates Lou Reed" concert. He did a cover of "What's Good" from Lou Reed's 1992 album Magic And Loss. What's good about it? Well, it comes close… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2014 - 10:35 am

Watch Joseph Arthur, Peter Buck, And Mike Mills Cover Lou Reed On Letterman

Last night, on his Late Show, David Letterman announced his impending retirement, and the former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, randomly enough, was the one who broke the news via Twitter. Mills was there because he and his former bandmate Peter Buck were working in the backing band of the singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, last night's musical… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014 - 11:59 am

Watch Morrissey Play The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Last night, Claire Danes hosted the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert Oslo's Spektrum. The show had performances from Omar Souleyman, Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, Jake Bugg, and, fascinatingly, Morrissey. Morrissey performed three songs at the concert: "People Are The Same Everywhere," "Irish Blood, English Heart," and his cover of Lou Reed's "Satellite Of Love."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2013 - 9:40 am

Watch Lou Reed’s Parrot Zik Headphones Commercial

We've mentioned several times that Lou Reed's last public act before his death was that glowing review of Yeezus. His last filmed interview, though, was part of an ad campaign for Parrot Zik headphones. As Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux explains:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover The Velvet Underground’s “After Hours” In L.A.

During last night's Pearl Jam show at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, Eddie Vedder took a break from the band's usual setlist to pay tribute to Lou Reed. Vedder crooned the Velvet Underground's "After Hours" with his usual huskiness to a loudly enthusiastic audience. He briefly introduced the song saying, "I just want to let… More »

By: Brie Roche lilliott / November 25, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Watch Bono & The Edge Cover “Get Lucky”

Cold Monday mornings aren't easy for any of us, and sometimes you need to treat yourself to the spectacle of Bono singing a drunk-wedding-singer rendition of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Fortunately, we've got your hookup this morning. On Saturday, the charity (RED) raised a shit-ton of money for African relief efforts by holding an auctio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013 - 8:52 am

Watch Lou Reed’s Final Interview

Near the end of September Lou Reed did a photo shoot in New York for Parrot ZIK headphones. Film director Farida Khelfa sat down with him and filmed a short interview. It is the last interview Lou Reed gave before his death. Even at 71 and in failing health Reed is as wry and insightful… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 8, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Read Lou Reed’s Obituary, Placed By Laurie Anderson In Their Local Paper

Since Lou Reed's passing on Sunday, the outpouring of love and remembrance for the rock 'n roll legend has been legion. But today, his wife Laurie Anderson, an icon in her own right, has published her own. Her message of love for her husband appears in The East Hampton Star, the Long Island local paper… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 31, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Watch The Killers Cover The Velvet Underground In Las Vegas

After the news of Lou Reed's death circulated on Sunday, a whole lot of bands worked one of his songs into their setlists over the next few weeks. We're only seeing the footage now, but past Reed collaborators the Killers played a hometown show in Las Vegas, at the Life Is Beautiful Festival, on Sunday… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2013 - 11:30 am
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