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Gotcha Covered: White Light/White Heat

Weird: The Velvet Underground's second album doesn't feel 50 years old. Granted, Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison are no longer with us, Mo Tucker went…
Nate Patrin | January 30, 2018 - 11:38 am

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The Velvet Underground & Nico Is 50 Years Old But Still Sounds New

I was talking to Lou Reed the other day and he said that the first Velvet Underground record sold 30,000 copies in the first five
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 10, 2017 - 1:42 pm


34 Essential Glam Songs

When Marc Bolan appeared on the BBC show Top Of The Pops in March 1971 to perform his smash hit "Hot Love," he launched a…
Stephen Deusner | January 5, 2017 - 1:19 pm

More Lou Reed stories

Lou Reed Turned Down An Offer To Work With With MGMT, Told Them To Fire Their Managers

As the guy who made Lulu with Metallica, Lou Reed was maybe not the right person to offer anyone career advice. But it's still pretty…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2018 - 10:26 am

Hear Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane” From New Live Album Of Shuttered NYC Venue The Bottom Line

New York's Bottom Line was something of a home away from home for the late Lou Reed. So it's appropriate that Reed's first posthumous release…
Gary Graff / Billboard | August 17, 2017 - 1:57 pm

Kurt Vile Covers Lou Reed, Steve Gunn Sings “Your Body Is A Wonderland” On The Best Show

Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn are two of the guests on the most recent installment of The Best Show, and as Pitchfork points out, both…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 31, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Lou Reed’s Archives Going To New York Public Library

Today, Lou Reed would have turned 75. The Velvet Underground & Nico, Reed's first great contribution to the world, celebrates its 50th anniversary next week.
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2017 - 11:06 am

Sam Amidon – “Correspondence” (Feat. Inga)

Believe it or not, we are only 39 days into the Trump administration, which means we're 39 days into the anti-Trump charity compilation Our First…
Chris DeVille | February 27, 2017 - 12:11 pm


15 Halloween Songs Rated By Spookiness

In a world beset by attacks on human rights, disease, death, and social media, the one thing everyone can agree is the scariest thing is,…
Kelly Conaboy | October 25, 2016 - 1:51 pm

Watch Andrew Bird & Matt Berninger Cover Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”

The National/EL VY frontman Matt Berninger stopped by Andrew Bird's Facebook Live series Live From The Great Room this past August to record a cover…
Chris DeVille | October 25, 2016 - 11:55 am

Lou Reed, The 6ths, Django Django Soundtrack Google Pixel Commercials

Google just launched their new Pixel smartphone, and, of course, the launch of any product comes with lots of ads. Ads often come with music,…
Peter Helman | October 23, 2016 - 1:19 pm

Watch Anohni, Lee Ranaldo, Ira Kaplan, Mark Kozelek, & More Perform At Lou Reed Tribute

The Bells: A Daylong Celebration Of Lou Reed, a tribute event curated by Reed's wife Laurie Anderson and producer Hal Willner, kicked off at NYC's…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2016 - 8:29 pm

The Anniversary

The Trainspotting Soundtrack Turns 20

I saw Trainspotting with my dad. This was a bad idea. I don't know what I was thinking. If I'd gone with literally anyone else,…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2016 - 11:51 am


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

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Reunite To Cover David Bowie & Lou Reed At Mick Rock Party

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been on "a bit of a hiatus" since the release of Mosquito in 2013. "We have to wait to get the…
Peter Helman | April 23, 2016 - 5:14 pm
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