The Black Keys Star Dan Auerbach Is Determined To Stay Away From His Heroes After An Awkward Meeting With The Late Lou Reed Backstage At A Fundraising Concert.
The Lonely Boy rocker plucked up the courage to say hello to the Walk on the Wild Side singer in the hope they could chat about the death of his cousin, Voidoids guitarist Robert Quine - but Lou just brushed him aside.
"I heard a lot of Lou stories from my cousin... (and) then The Black Keys were playing a fundraiser with Lou right after Robert died in 2004," he told Rolling Stone magazine.
"So I walk up to Lou and say, 'I'm playing in The Black Keys here. My cousin was Robert Quine. He told me how much he thought of you'. Lou stared in my eyes, and just turned around and walked away.
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Woodlawn was also named checked in Lou Reed’s 1972 classic ‘Walk on the Wild Side’
Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress who gained fame as one of Andy Warhol’s superstars in the 1970s, has died aged 69. Woodlawn had been battling cancer in recent years and passed away at an assisted-living facility in Los Angeles on Sunday.
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Andy Warhol's Short Films Featuring Bob Dylan And Lou Reed Are To Be Shown On The Big Screens Of New York City's Times Square Every Night Throughout The Month Of May (15).
The legendary artist's silent movies are to be projected on electronic billboards high above the Big Apple and screened in the three minutes leading up to 12am as part of an art series called Midnight Moment.
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The late Velvet Underground leader was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the weekend, but Bowie is quoted as saying that one of his most poorly-received albums might actually be Reed's "greatest work".
Never one to back away from a controversial opinion, David Bowie has pretty much a unique opinion on Lou Reed’s career. Believe it or not, he reckons that the late singer’s greatest musical work was his recent collaboration project with Metallica.
Lulu, released in 2011 with the metal legends, was one of the former Velvet Underground singer’s final projects before his death in 2013. It was almost universally panned by critics and listeners who were baffled by its complexity and lyrical themes. While not as challenging as Reed’s notorious 1975 album Metal Machine Music (seriously, don’t even bother with that one), it was instantly overlooked.
Lou Reed's best work was his Metallica collaboration Lulu', according to David Bowie
David Bowie Has Hailed Lou Reed's Metallica Collaboration Lulu As His "Greatest Work", According To The Late Rocker's Widow.
Reed's experimental project with the metal band was his final album prior to his death in 2013, but the 2011 record flopped in the charts and received a slew of negative reviews from critics.
However, Reed's widow Laurie Anderson has revealed reclusive music icon Bowie reached out to her after her husband's death to talk to her about Lulu.
Speaking at Reed's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction on Saturday (18Apr15), Anderson said, "One of (Reed's) last projects was his album with Metallica. And this was really challenging, and I have a hard time with it. There are many struggles and so much radiance. And after Lou's death, David Bowie made a big point of saying to me, 'Listen, this is Lou's greatest work. This is his masterpiece. Just wait, it will be like (Bowie's musical period) Berlin. It will take everyone a while to catch up'...
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O is expecting her first child with husband Barnaby Clay.
Karen O is pregnant.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer and husband Barnaby Clay - who married four years ago - are expecting their first child together, though it is unclear when the baby is due.
The couple haven't made an official announcement about their happy news but the 36-year-old singer - whose real name is Karen Lee Orzolek - appeared at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Show in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday (18.04.15) in a tight-fitting minidress that clearly showed off her growing bump under a studded leather jacket.
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Lou Reed's First Wife Is Writing A Tell-all Book About Their Marriage.
Bettye Kronstad wed the rocker in 1973 and he is rumoured to have written his hit track Perfect Day about her, but the marriage fell apart after less than a year as they struggled to cope with Reed's new-found fame and heavy-drinking.
Kronstad admits she was devastated by Reed's death in 2013, and is now dealing with her grief by telling the story of their life together in a new book.
She tells Britain's The Independent newspaper, "When I heard about (Reed's) death in 2013, I was blindsided by grief, and completely caught off guard. I had no idea Lou's passing would affect me so deeply. It had all been so long ago! But it got me thinking about stories from the past. I'm beginning the process of addressing some of these stories about Lou and I in the book I'm writing."
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The Velvet Underground star, who passed away in 2013, sat down with journalist Joe Smith in 1987 and opened up about his thoughts on the Fab Four and Jim Morrison's band.
In the chat, which has now been published as part of the PBS Digital Studios' Blank on Blank series, Reed insisted he "liked nobody" when he started out with his band in the 1960s.
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The punk veterans join Bill Withers, Joan Jett and the late Lou Reed in the pantheon of musical greats.
Esteemed musical institution the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2015. The six musical acts to be inducted are: Green Day; Bill Withers; Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble; Lou Reed; and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr will be honoured during the ceremony with an award for musical excellence, and ‘50s R&B quintet The “5” Royales will also be recognised for their influence on early pop music.
Green Day are to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with five other artists
Green Day, Ringo Starr and Lou Reed are among the artists who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
The 'Basket Case' hitmakers will be enshrined at the 30th annual induction ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall in Ohio on April 18, 2015 and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, 42, admitted he ''had to go for a walk'' when he first heard the news.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''We're in incredible company and I'm still trying to make sense of this. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has always held something special for me because my heroes were in there. This is a great time for us to sort of reflect and look back with gratitude.''
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Laurie Anderson and Wife Lou Reed - A Memorial for The Late Lou Reed is set to take place at the Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at Lincoln Center with feature Tracks by the Rocker in Lieu of Speeches 11 14 13 - NYC, New York, United States - Thursday 14th November 2013
Date of birth
2nd March, 1942
Date of death
27th October, 2013