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Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

Interview

Q&A: John Cale On Memorializing Lou Reed & Re-Making Music For A New Society

To call John Cale "prolific" is an inexcusable understatement; the multi-instrumentalist and producer is responsible for some of the most formative music in rock's history.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 21, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Best Covers

R.E.M.’s 10 Best Cover Songs

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…
John Everhart | September 18, 2014 - 1:06 pm

More The Velvet Underground stories

Brian Eno – “Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

Brian Eno has always been one to defy convention, but not quite to the degree he has on his upcoming two-track album, The Ship. Yeah,…
Collin Robinson | April 21, 2016 - 10:16 am

Julian Casablancas – “Venus In Furs” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

Julian Casablancas has covered several Velvet Underground classics for HBO's original series Vinyl, including "White Light/White Heat" and "Run Run Run." A new Vinyl soundtrack…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 15, 2016 - 9:56 am

Watch John Cale Play The Velvet Underground & Nico With Animal Collective, The Libertines, & Mark Lanegan

Multi-instrumentalist, former Velvet Underground member, and art-rock elder statesman John Cale performed the entirety of VU's seminal debut The Velvet Underground & Nico tonight at…
Peter Helman | April 3, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Julian Casablancas – “White Light/White Heat” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

A few weeks back, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas contributed a cover of the Velvet Underground's "Run Run Run" to HBO's Vinyl, and this week he's…
James Rettig | March 11, 2016 - 12:31 pm

Julian Casablancas – “Run Run Run” (Velvet Underground Cover)

O.G. New York punk Richard Hell was not impressed with the first episode of Vinyl, the new HBO show about the music business in '70s…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2016 - 9:52 am

The Best Rock Acts Of 2015 Celebrate Ground Control Touring At NYC Mini-Fest

Last night, the booking agency Ground Control Touring and the music site Noisey partnered to bring something like a five hour mini-festival to Manhattan's Webster…
Ryan Leas | December 3, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Father John Misty Is Covering Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift Covers In The Style Of The Velvet Underground

Even if Father John Misty's music didn't peg Josh Tillman as a canny observer of modern culture, his ongoing online meta-commentary on the music industry…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Win The Velvet Underground – 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

The 45th anniversary reissue of the Velvet Underground's self-titled album is upon us, and the six-disc Super Deluxe Edition is stacked: Not only does it…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2014 - 9:07 am

The Velvet Underground – “I’m Waiting For The Man” (Live At The Matrix) (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Chris DeVille | November 4, 2014 - 10:59 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…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Unreleased Velvet Underground Album To Be Included In New Box Set

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…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Watch Courtney Barnett & Billy Bragg Cover The Velvet Underground On RocKwiz

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…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Famous Album Cover Art Imagined From A Different Perspective

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…
Miles Bowe | April 8, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Watch A Short Film About Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Cover Band

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…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Hear Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Covers

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…
Michael Nelson | December 9, 2013 - 11:11 am

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…
Brie Roche lilliott | November 25, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Preview Wig Out At Jagbags, Cover Led Zeppelin & Velvet Underground In Portland

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' sixth album, the excellently titled Wig Out At Jagbags, is out in January via Matador Records. The band, which consists…
Scott Lapatine | November 9, 2013 - 6:11 pm
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