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Patti Smith Pays Tribute To Music Legends

Patti Smith moved people to tears at Field Day in London on Sunday (07.06.15).The 68-year-old rock star and poet paid tribute to music icons the late Lou Reed, Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones and performed...

Bob Dylan And Lou Reed Films To Be Screened In Times Square

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...

David Bowie Reckons Lou Reed's Metallica Collaboration 'Lulu' Was His "Masterpiece"

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...

David Bowie Brands Lou Reed's Metallica Album His Greatest Work

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...

Karen O Is Pregnant

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...

Lou Reed's First Wife Writing Tell-all Book

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...

Ruben Blades Pays Visit To New York High School Students

The multiple Grammy Award winner joined youngsters at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan's Lower East Side neighbourhood for a motivational talk. He discussed his own career path from hitting the...

Lou Reed Slams Beatles From Beyond The Grave

Late rocker Lou Reed branded The Beatles "garbage" and dismissed The Doors as "stupid" in a recently-discovered lost interview.The Velvet Underground star, who passed away in 2013, sat down with journalist Joe Smith in 1987...

Green Day One Of Six Artists To Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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...

Bob Dylan Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

Records from Bob Dylan, Sex Pistols and Lou Reed are among those inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.The 'Like a Rolling Stone' singer's iconic 1975 LP 'Blood on the Tracks' is one of 27...

Green Day To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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...

Green Day, Lou Reed And Joan Jett Named Hall Of Fame Inductees

Green Day, Lou Reed and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are among the acts to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year (15).The musicians, alongside Stevie Ray Vaughan and...

Iggy Pop Scales Down Touring

Rock veteran Iggy Pop is scaling down his tour schedule for the sake of his health after the deaths of his peers Lou Reed and Tommy Ramone.The Lust for Life hitmaker has been regularly performing...

The Smiths Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The four acts are eligible to be inducted next year if they...

Laurie Anderson Sues For Outstanding Lou Reed Concert Fee

Lou Reed's widow Laurie Anderson has asked a New York judge to enforce a compensation agreement awarded to the rock legend's estate following the cancellation of the inaugural Ur-1 Festival in 2012.The Velvet Underground icon...

Lou Reed Leaves Millions To His Family

Music legend Lou Reed left an estate worth in excess of $30 million (£18.8 million) to his family, according to a U.S. report.The veteran rocker died in October (13) at the age of 71 after...

Lou Reed Left 30 Million

Lou Reed left a fortune of over $30 million when he died.Robert Gotterer, the former manager of the 'Walk on the Wild Side' hitmaker - who died of liver disease last October aged 71 -...

Lana Del Rey Wishes She Was Dead

Lana Del Rey wishes she was ''dead already''. The 27-year-old singer, who shot to fame following her hit 'Video Games', believes her life is like ''one f***ed movie'' and she's adamant she doesn't want...

Lana Del Rey Was On Her Way To Record With Lou Reed When He Died

Lana Del Rey has revealed she was on her way to work with rock icon Lou Reed when he died last year (Oct13).The Summertime Sadness singer had just landed in New York and was on...

Spandau Ballet To Lead Lou Reed Tribute At South-by-southwest Festival

Reunited British new wave group Spandau Ballet have added their name to a planned Lou Reed tribute as part of the South-by-Southwest festival in Texas.The synth-pop pioneers will headline the special gig, which will be...

Suzanne Vega Recalls Final Meeting With Pal Lou Reed

Singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega has opened up about her final get together with pal Lou Reed before his death last year (13), revealing her final image of the rock icon was not one she's fond of...

The Killers Honoured Lou Reed At Las Vegas Gig

The Killers honoured late rock legend Lou Reed on the night he died by singing one of his hits at a gig in Las Vegas.The Velvet Underground star passed away in October (13) at the...

Stars Turn Out For Lou Reed Tribute Show

Debbie Harry, Paul Simon and Patti Smith were among the stars who turned out to honour late rocker Lou Reed at a tribute show in New York City on Monday night (16Dec13).Reed's family and friends...

Macaulay Culkin's Pizza-themed Tribute Act Receives Death Threats From Fellow Pizza-themed Act

Few people could have seen Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute act, the imaginatively called The Pizza Underground, coming when it emerged on Bandcamp last month, but even fewer people would have seen the latest...

Deborah Harry & Boy George Pay Tribute To Lou Reed In New Film

Blondie star Deborah Harry and Boy George have joined a host of stars in a new documentary tribute to the late Lou Reed.The Bbc film, which will debut in the U.K. on Sunday (15Dec13), will...

Lou Reed's Lost Song To Be Released

Lou Reed's lost Velvet Underground song has surfaced online and is set to be released. 'I'm Not A Young Man Anymore' was a live track co-curated by Velvet Underground musicians John Cale and Lou Reed,...

Lou Reed Tribute Show To Be Held In New York

Late music legend Lou Reed will be remembered at a tribute show in New York City on Sunday (24Nov13).The concert, which will be held at Manhattan's Bowery Electric, will feature members of The Vaccines, Patti...

New Yorkers Remember Lou Reed With Song Instead Of Speech

Fans of the late rocker Lou Reed gathered in New York to pay their respects by singing some of the former Velvet Underground frontman's songs yesterday afternoon. Pedestrians walking through New York's Lincoln Center and...

Lou Reed Fans Pay Their Last Respects At New York Memorial

Lou Reed's widow Laurie Anderson attended a stirring memorial to her late husband in New York City on Thursday (14Nov13).Fans were invited to pay their respects to the rock legend, who lost his battle with...

Morrissey To Release Satellite Of Love In Memory Of Lou Reed

Morrissey will release his rendition of Lou Reed's classic song Satellite Of Love to mark the rock icon's death last month (Oct13).The former The Smiths frontman performed the track during a taped concert in Las...

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