The Velvet Underground Announce 45th Anniversary Six CD Package, Including Previously Unreleased AlbumFans of the legendary band fronted by Lou Reed will finds lots to love in this extensive re-release.
Lou Reed Remembered by Velvet Underground Bandmate Maureen TuckerWhile both Patti Smith and Bono eloquently eulogized Reed back in November, Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker shared her memories of the frontman and songwriter with The Guardian.
Bono Remembers Lou Reed in a Touching EulogyIn 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.
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Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Frontman And Solo Star, Dies At 71Lou 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.
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Smashing Pumpkins Classic Rock Covers, UncoveredThe new, expanded edition of The Smashing Pumpkins' "Pisces Iscariot" reveals that even during the punk-obsessed '90s, frontman Billy Corgan had a pretty big jones for the classic rock and pop of the '60s and '70s.
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