In his eulogy, Bono recalls the first time he met Reed, on the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986. He writes of how he and Reed bonded over poetry, specifically James Joyce. The two would go on form a friendship that involved swapping short-stories by Delmore Schwartz and poems by Seamus Heaney.
Performance artist, musician and sculptor Laurie Anderson, who also happened to be the loving wife to the recently deceased Lou Reed, revealed that her departed husband died while doing something he loved: Tai Chi.
Brian Eno’s famous quote about the Velvet Underground is stitched into the band’s legacy: “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Whether or not that […]
Lou Reed, lead singer and founder of pioneering ’60s rock group the Velvet Underground, has died. Rolling Stone reports that the cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed was hospitalized in July following a liver transplant in May. Reed was 71.
Lou Reed is in high spirits after a recent liver transplant that took him off tour earlier this spring. The 71-year-old rocker underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic last month, assuring fans on Facebook Saturday […]
If you’re making the trek out to Indio, Cal. for Coachella with the aim of seeing the legendary Lou Reed perform, you may want to make other arrangements. The former Velvet Underground frontman has cancelled […]
After weeks of speculation that The Rolling Stones would play the indie/alternative rock/dance music festival Coachella, it turns out that they won’t be taking the stage at the California concert event after all. The festival […]
In honor of NBC’s Neil Young/Neil Armstrong mix-up this weekend, here are five other rock star death rumors through the years.
Peter Gabriel is continuing his streak of releasing orchestral albums with his upcoming Live Blood CD. Due April 24, the concert recording features Gabriel re-interpreting some of his best-known songs (including “In Your Eyes,” “Red […]
The date was September 30, 1955. Rising young actor James Dean was killed in a traffic accident in California at age 24. Although his life overlapped what we consider to be the rock era by […]