It’s scary how spot-on these are.
It might be one of the most polarising albums ever made, but it turns out that David Bowie is a fan of Lulu, the 2011 collaborative album between Lou Reed and Metallica. He’s even labelled it “a masterpiece”. In her speech at this weekend’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, as reported by
The 2015 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have officially been announced with Lou Reed, Green Day and Joan Jett leading next year’s class as Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths and Sting all missed the cut. 2015 marks the first year of eligibility for pop punkers Green Day, whose debut EP 1,000
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has revealed the nominees up for possible induction into 2015 and it’s an impressive span of seminal bands and artists across various genres. The list is topped by two ’90s icons, industrial rock titans Nine Inch Nails and classic pop punker’s Green Day. NIN broke into the mainstream
With the recent death of Lou Reed, founding member of influential art-rock band The Velvet Underground, tributes have been pouring in. Iggy Pop, Tom Morello and Nikki Sixx have all offered their praise and condolences. Now, on Sunday, 24th November, Brooklyn venue Bowery Electric will host a huge Lou Reed tribute gig, with some big
You can now watch the last interview ever given by the late great Lou Reed, frontman of the highly influential art rock band The Velvet Underground, who died on Sunday, 27th October at the age of 71. During a photo shoot in late September this year, Reed had a short chat with director Farida Khelfa
Metallica drummer and enemy of illegal downloaders everywhere, Lars Ulrich has claimed that his band’s collaboration with the late Lou Reed, 2011’s widely panned Lulu, will go on to be viewed as an avant-garde classic in 25 years time, saying he thinks the record will “age well.” “25 years from now, you’re going to have
Minister for Education Christopher Pyne made a small musical faux pas on ABC’s Q&A earlier in the week, admitting he didn’t like the late Lou Reed and much preferred the music of ABBA, and now the moment has been immortalised forever by triple j‘s Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson. When a Q&A audience member commented
Lou Bega, the German musician who did the ’90s version of going viral with his annoyingly catchy smash Mambo No 5 back in 1999 has received a flood of condolences from fans after being confused with legendary musician Lou Reed, who passed away this week. The mix-up started when an un-named journalist cited that it
The cause of the death of Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, who passed away in his Long Island home yesterday, has been confirmed, with his doctor stating that the 71-year-old’s end-stage liver disease could no longer be treated. Dr Charles Miller of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where Reed underwent a liver transplant back in
We explore Lou Reed’s influence and revisit some of his most famous collaborations
Since news of Lou Reed’s passing hit early this morning, tributes have flooded in from all corners of the music world. Both peers of the musician and those inspired to carry his torch have taken to social media to share their experiences and memories of the Velvet Underground legend. From fellow generation-defining artists such as
Velvet Underground frontman dies after period of ill health
Former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed has professed his undying love for Kanye West – well, for Yeezy’s latest studio effort Yeezus anyway, saying that there are “moments of supreme beauty and greatness on this record”. The Walk On The Wild Side singer reviewed the record for The Talkhouse and, surprisingly, he absolutely loves it:
Seems like Lou Reed is doing better than ever following his liver transplant last month, with the 71-year-old ex-Velvet Underground frontman taking to Facebook to declare that he is “a triumph of modern medicine, physics and chemistry”. The Walk On The Wild Side singer was forced to cancel his appearance at Coachella earlier in the
According to concert promoters Goldenvoice, Lou Reed has cancelled his performances at Coachella 2013 in addition to 3 other US tour dates due to “unavoidable complications”. Reed was scheduled to play at both Coachella weekends on 12th April and 19th April. Although Reed fans will undoubtedly be disappointed, Coachella may have a replacement to help
Lou Reed has joined the late Frank Zappa and Neil Young as rock stars who have had newly discovered spiders named after them. Sci-News.com reports that a new genus of velvet spider has been recently named ‘Loureedia’, “in recognition of the fact that this velvet spider lives underground”. This was obviously in reference to Reed’s
Since the launch of Occupy Musicians last month, hundreds of musos, producers, composers and industry insiders have signed onto a statement supporting the aims of the Occupy movement.
Music video for Lou Reed and Metallica’s first full length track The View off of their latatest collaboration album Lulu. he Album Features 10 songs composed by Reed with arrangement contributions by the band. Lulu is titled after the classic Frank Wedekind’s femme fatale “Lulu” plays.
Loe Reed and Metallica have made their new collaboration album Lulu available to stream in full from their official website.