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

By Ed Biggs | 21st December 2014

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...

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Bob Dylan Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

17th December 2014

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...

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

17th December 2014

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...

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

16th December 2014

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...

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Iggy Pop Scales Down Touring

20th October 2014

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...

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The Smiths Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

10th October 2014

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...

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Laurie Anderson Sues For Outstanding Lou Reed Concert Fee

8th August 2014

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...

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Lou Reed Leaves Millions To His Family

30th June 2014

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...

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Lou Reed Left 30 Million

30th June 2014

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 -...

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Fascinating Fact: 4247639

17th June 2014

A treasure trove of late rocker Lou Reed's music equipment is to be auctioned to raise funds for a new archive. The items, including keyboards and amplifiers, will be listed on eBay.com in the coming...

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Lana Del Rey Wishes She Was Dead

13th June 2014

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...

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

12th June 2014

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...

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

7th March 2014

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...

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Suzanne Vega Recalls Final Meeting With Pal Lou Reed

16th January 2014

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...

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The Killers Honoured Lou Reed At Las Vegas Gig

7th January 2014

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...

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Stars Turn Out For Lou Reed Tribute Show

17th December 2013

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...

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

By Joe Wilde | 15th December 2013

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...

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

11th December 2013

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...

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Lou Reed's Lost Song To Be Released

28th November 2013

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,...

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Lou Reed Tribute Show To Be Held In New York

23rd November 2013

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...

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New Yorkers Remember Lou Reed With Song Instead Of Speech

By Lauren James | 15th November 2013

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...

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Lou Reed Fans Pay Their Last Respects At New York Memorial

15th November 2013

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...

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Fascinating Fact: 3951027

13th November 2013

A memorial service for Lou Reed is set to take place in New York on Thursday (14Nov13). The gathering will be held at The Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at Lincoln Center and will feature...

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Morrissey To Release Satellite Of Love In Memory Of Lou Reed

11th November 2013

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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Lou Reed Always Worried About Health

11th November 2013

Lou Reed always shouted about his health problems in restaurants.The 'Walk on the Wild Side' hitmaker died of liver disease aged 71 at the end of last month, but had other medical issues, including...

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Lauren Anderson & Bono Pen Rolling Stone Essays About Lou Reed

6th November 2013

Lou Reed's widow Laurie Anderson and Bono have penned tribute essays about the late rocker for the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine.The former Velvet Underground frontman, who lost his battle with liver disease at...

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Lee Ranaldo Dedicates Music Lesson To Lou Reed

6th November 2013

Sonic Youth rocker Lee Ranaldo dedicated his recent guitar workshop to the memory of Lou Reed.Ranaldo held a day of free music lessons at a store in New York City last week (28Oct13), and the...

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Lou Reed's Estate: What He Left, And Who He Left It To

By Michael West | 6th November 2013

Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed has left his estate to his musician wife Laurie Anderson and other relatives.Reed left his West 11th Street Manhattan penthouse, his $1.5million home in East Hampton, New York and the...

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Lou Reed Aims To Continue Caring For His Mother, Sister & Wife Following His Death

By Joe Wilde | 6th November 2013

As we continue to mourn the death of one of the most iconic and influential rock stars of the last 50 years, it has been easy to forget that underneath all the tales of excess...

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Lou Reed's Fortune Left To Wife And Sister

5th November 2013

Lou Reed's widow and his sister have been named the benefactors of his fortune after the late rocker's will was filed for probate in New York.The former Velvet Underground frontman lost his battle with liver...

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