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Sly Stone And Nina Simone To Receive Grammys Special Merit Award

Nina Simone and Sly Stone are among those to receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement gong at the 2017 Grammys Special Merit Awards.The 70-year-old soul singer - who is best known for the 1965 classic...

Nina Simone And Sly Stone Land Lifetime Achievement Honours

Jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, gospel singer Shirley Caesar, country legend Charley Pride, and pop star Jimmie Rodgers will also be recognised at the 2017 Grammy Special Merit Awards. "This year's Special Merit...

Stars Pay Tribute To Leonard Cohen

Bette Midler, Justin Timberlake and Russell Crowe are among the stars to have paid tribute to Leonard Cohen.The 'Hallelujah' hitmaker has passed away at the age of 82 and the hugely influential singer-and-poet has sparked...

John Cale Plannning The Velvet Underground & Nico Album Celebration In Liverpool

Cale and guests will play the seminal rock group's debut at Clarence Dock in Liverpool on 26 May (17). "We were all really proud of what we did so it was time...

Italian Filmmaker Developing Biopic About Singer Nico's Tragic Final Years

Italian director Susanna Nicchiarell will begin shooting the film, titled Nico, 1988, which primarily follows the musician's later years when she battled heroin addiction, next month (Nov16). Trine, the winner of...

John Cale To Lead Classical Tribute To David Bowie At Bbc Proms

The duo will be joined by Marc Almond and Laura Mvula at the David Bowie at the Proms event, which will feature fresh interpretations of classic works spanning the late star's career....

John Cale Pulls Out Of All Tomorrow's Parties Festivals

Cale was scheduled to perform at the ATP weekend event in Prestatyn, Wales on Saturday (16Apr16) and follow that show with another festival date at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on 22 April (16),...

John Cale Saddened By Bataclan Attack

The Velvet Underground co-founder was shocked by the "horrific" events in Paris last November (15) when gunmen and suicide bombers struck in a wave of attacks across the French capital, leaving 130 dead....

Drummer Edward Hoh Dies At 71

The session and tour musician passed away in Westmont, Illinois on Saturday (07Nov15). Hoh became a member of the Modern Folk Quartet in 1965 and worked with producer Phil Spector...

U2 And Velvet Underground Rarities Up For Sale

Rare U2 and Velvet Underground recordings are set to hit auction blocks in England and Chicago, Illinois.The four-song recording of U2 performing live in Holland back in 1980 comes with unreleased photos and a previously...

Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Cover Band Lands Restaurant Tribute

Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed The Velvet Underground tribute band has been honoured with a meal named after them at an American restaurant chain.The Pizza Underground, fronted by the Home Alone star, play parody covers of the...

Macaulay Culkin's Dad Wanted To Reconnect

Macaulay Culkin's dad was hoping to reconnect with his famous son before he suffered a massive stroke.The 'Home Alone' star's family were summoned to a hospital in Oregon on Tuesday (21.01.14) where Kit Culkin is...

Macaulay Culkin Makes Musical Debut With Pizza-themed Concert

Former child star Macaulay Culkin stunned fans in New York on Friday (13Dec13) by performing a bizarre pizza-themed concert as the frontman of his new Velvet Underground tribute band.The Home Alone star recently released a...

Lou Reed's Wife Pays Tribute

Lou Reed's wife has hailed him as a ''a prince and a fighter''.Laurie Anderson, the late rocker's partner of 18 years, penned a touching obituary for her spouse in a local newspaper, praising him for...

Lou Reed Died Peacefully

Lou Reed died ''looking at the trees'' while doing Tai Chi. The legendary Velvet Underground musician passed away from liver cancer at his home in New York last Sunday (27.10.13), and his wife, Laurie Anderson,...

Lou Reed Music Sales Soar In Wake Of Death

Lou Reed, the 71 year-old singer and musician who died last Sunday, has experienced a massive surge of interest to his music and has seen sales spike, sending his albums Transformer and Rock 'N' Roll...

Lou Reed Died Of Liver Disease

Lou Reed died of liver disease.The legendary Velvet Underground frontman and pioneer of modern rock passed away on Sunday (27.10.13) aged 71, and it has now been confirmed he died of complications with his liver,...

My Morning Jacket Lead Star-studded Lou Reed Tribute At Benefit Gig

Rockers My Morning Jacket led a star-studded tribute to the late Lou Reed on Sunday (27Oct13) as they performed a cover of Velvet Underground's Oh! Sweet Nuthin' at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit in California.The...

Stars Pay Tribute To Lou Reed

Stars have rushed to pay tribute to Lou Reed, who passed away yesterday (27.10.13).The former Velvet Underground star died from complications stemming from a liver transplant earlier this year, and ex-bandmates, friends and fans have...

John Cale Says Goodbye To 'School-yard Buddy' Lou Reed

Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale has added his own tribute to those pouring in for Lou Reed, who died on Sunday (27Oct13), revealing he has lost his "school-yard buddy".The Welshman formed the influential group with...

Lou Reed Dead At 71: One Of History's Great Rock N' Roll Stars

Lou Reed - one of the most influential rock singer-songwriters of all time - has died aged 71. The legendary Brooklyn born musician had suffered serious health problems earlier this year, though the cause of...

Lou Reed Dead

Legendary former Velvet Underground rocker Lou Reed has died at the age of 71, five months after receiving a liver transplant.The exact cause of death was not available as Wenn went to press. Born...

Lou Reed Really, Really, Likes Kanye West's Yeezus

Lou Reed has given Kanye West's new album a big thumbs up.The veteran musician has heaped praises upon the hip-hop star for his new record 'Yeezus', commending its ''moments of supreme beauty and greatness'' in...

Arctic Monkeys 'Stole' New Album Title From Velvet Underground

The Arctic Monkeys ''stole'' their new album title from the Velvet Underground.The British band have revealed the name of their fifth studio album, 'AM' - which will be released on September 9 and feature 12...

Lou Reed Still Recovering From Life-saving Liver Transplant In Hospital [Update]

Singer/songwriter/rock God Lou Reed is currently in Ohio's Cleveland Clinic recovering from an apparently life-saving liver transplant he underwent several weeks ago. According to an interview with his wife, Laurie Anderson, published in The Times,...

The Velvet Underground's Legal Battle For Warhol's Banana Is Finally Over

If you’ve been keeping up on your Velvet Underground news lately, you know that big disputes can erupt over something as innocent as a banana. The dispute over the Andy Warhol Foundation’s sale of the...

Velvet Underground Settle With Warhol Foundation Over Banana Drama

The members of the Velvet Underground have settled a long-running lawsuit with officials at the Andy Warhol Foundation over the visual rights to one of the artist's most iconic images.The bandmates sued the Warhol Foundation...

The Velvet Underground Lose Battle Over Warhol’S Iconic Fruit

The Velvet Underground have been told by a U.S judge that they do not have a copyright claim against The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, reports U.K newspaper, The Guardian. The vintage rockers...

Velvet Underground Lawsuit Partially Dismissed

Velvet Underground stars Lou Reed and John Cale have been dealt a setback in their court battle over the use of the band's iconic banana logo.The pioneering 1960s rockers launched legal action against officials at...

Velvet Underground Stars Sue Warhol Foundation Over Banana Logo

Velvet Underground founders Lou Reed and John Cale have filed a lawsuit against officials at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over the iconic banana image the pop artist created for their debut...

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