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Among the goodies in the massive 45th anniversary reissue of the Velvet Underground's self-titled LP are two discs of live material recorded at San Francisco club the Matrix in November 1969.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
The Velvet Underground's self-titled third LP is getting a "super deluxe" reissue for its 45th anniversary, and part of the bonus material is an entire unreleased album the band recorded in 1969 to…   Read Story »
From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site remtimeline.com, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they'd written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band cut their teeth seemingly as…   Read Story »
Here's something Wikipedia just taught me: "RocKwiz is an Australian television quiz show series, focused on rock music and featuring different guest artist musicians who perform live in each…   Read Story »
Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The…   Read Story »
A few days ago, we learned the perplexing news that former child star Macaulay Culkin has a new band called the Pizza Underground, which plays Velvet Underground covers but changes the lyrics so that…   Read Story »
Considering the true breadth of Lou Reed's legacy, the guy would actually probably be genuinely honored to know that he's spawned a pizza-themed band featuring Macaulay Culkin. The Pizza Underground…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth album, the excellently titled Wig Out At Jagbags, is out in January via Matador Records. The band, which consists of Malkmus, Mike Clark, Joanna Bolme, and Jake…   Read Story »