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Albarn Wants Reed To Join Gorillaz At Glastonbury

DAMON ALBARN wants to recruit VELVET UNDERGROUND rocker LOU REED to join him on the Glastonbury stage this summer (10).The Blur frontman is set to headline the famed U.K. festival with his band Gorillaz after...

Jay-z Fan Alison Mosshart

Alison Mosshart is influenced by Jay-Z.The Dead Weather singer - who is also a member of The Kills with Jamie Hince - has fallen in love with the rapper's music and listened to it a...

Cale: 'No Plans For Velvet Underground Reunion'

JOHN CALE has ruled out a reunion with former VELVET UNDERGROUND bandmates LOU REED and MO TUCKER - because the band wouldn't sound the same without late guitarist STERLING MORRISON.Reed and Tucker recently joined forces...

Velvet Underground Stars Reteam For Library Chat

The original members of the VELVET UNDERGROUND are to reteam for a public chat about their music and art.Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker will be joined by Doug Yule for a rare joint appearance at...

Lydon's Warning For Wannabes

Tragic punk icon SID VICIOUS would still be alive and well today if he had met rocker LOU REED - because he would have realised that the drug lifestyle the VELVET UNDERGROUND star sang about...

Smooth Jon Mcclure

Jon McClure wants to be called "Photobooth Man."The Reverend and the Makers frontman was amazed at the ease in which he fitted in during rehearsals with veteran musicians The Silver Cornet Band for his performance...

Glen Campbell 'Goes Rock'

Glen Campbell has announced he is to release an album of cover versions, with some choices perhaps not readily associated with the country legend.Meet Glen Campbell is to hit stores in the US on August...

By on 31 July 2008

Reed Axes Trademark Glasses

Former VELVET UNDERGROUND star LOU REED can no longer wear his trademark sunglasses onstage - in case he falls off. The singer, 66, has banned dark glasses from his performances because his co-ordination is failing...

Lou Reed Criticises Mp3 Format At South By South-west

Lou Reed has said the rise of downloadable music and MP3 players has taken music "backwards".The Velvet Underground legend, speaking at the South by South-west (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, said he believes that...

By on 14 March 2008

U2 Make Girls Scream With Bay City Rollers Tribute

Rocker BONO's decision to cover a BAY CITY ROLLERS hit during the group's first ever show gave the Irish foursome a first taste of the adulation that was to come - because young girls started...

Reed Swaps Singing For Tai Chi

Legendary rocker LOU REED has snubbed his music career to teach martial arts for his legion of fans The former VELVET UNDERGROUND star has teamed up with legendary martial arts instructor MASTER REN GUANG YI...

Lou Reed Revisits Berlin

LOU REED is to perform his critically-slammed 1973 album BERLIN at upcoming shows in his native New York and Australia. The former VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman always felt the album was greatly under-appreciated and he's hoping...

Kilmer Pens Lou Reed Tribute And Then Hosts The Rocker Himself

Movie star VAL KILMER is beginning to think he can get whatever he wants if he sings about it - after luring LOU REED to his New Mexico ranch. THE DOORS star is recording his...

Abc Star Fry Gives Hugh Grant Vocal Lessons

ABC frontman MARTIN FRY has become HUGH GRANT's unlikely voice coach as the movie star attempts to hit the high notes in a new movie. The POISON ARROW singer, famed for the gold lame suits...

Bangles Star Hoffs' Sweet Return To The Sixties

The BANGLES star SUSANNA HOFFS and cult singer/songwriter MATTHEW SWEET have teamed up to become the new SONNY and CHER with a new duets album. The odd couple are longtime friends and they're now...

Weezer Stars To Play Velvet Underground Founders

WEEZER stars PAT WILSON and BRIAN BELL have landed roles in the star-studded EDIE SEDGWICK biopic FACTORY GIRL - as THE VELVET UNDERGROUND founders LOU REED and JOHN CALE. The film stars SIENNA MILLER...

Hegarty In Rock 'N' Roll Tug-of-war

Singer ANTONY HEGARTY hails BOY GEORGE and LOU REED as his musical muses, and he was stunned when both his heroes were keen to work with him. Torn between his two favourite hitmakers, the...

Lost Velvet Underground Demo Found At Flea Market

The lost demo album VELVET UNDERGROUND used to land a record deal back in the late 1960s has been discovered in a record bin at a New York flea market. The acetate contains alternative...

Bittersweet Glastonbury For Ferdinand's Kapranos

FRANZ FERDINAND rocker ALEX KAPRANOS enjoyed his band's triumphant performance at Britain's GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL on Friday (25JUN04) - despite confronting some unpleasant memories from the last time he attended. The TAKE ME OUT singer...

Corgan + Cale Aid Escovedo

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN and VELVET UNDERGROUND founder JOHN CALE are among the stars performing on a new ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO tribute album. The proceeds of the covers CD, POR VIDA, will go...

Adams And Dando Form Supergroup

American music heroes RYAN ADAMS and EVAN DANDO are joining forces to form a rock supergroup. The pair are hooking up with former SMASHING PUMPKINS duo MELISSA AUF DER MAUR, on bass, and guitarist...

Blur Disappointed By Album Reaction

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is disappointed his group's new album failed to set the charts alight - because he thinks it's their best work ever. THINK TANK - Blur's seventh album - was warmly...

Lou Reed's Walk On The Wild Side

Veteran rocker LOU REED was so riled by abusive fans during a show in Los Angeles his tai chi teacher had to come on stage and calm him down. Former VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou,...

Lou Reed Honoured On Rockwalk

Veteran rock star LOU REED paid tribute to artist ANDY WARHOL as he was honoured for his musical achievements with a plaque on Hollywood's ROCKWALK. The WALK ON THE WILD SIDE singer, who was...

U2 To Take To Stage With Lou Reed.

Rock heavyweights U2 could soon be sharing the stage with legendary rocker LOU REED - according to reports. Reed is due in the Irish capital Dublin on 5th May (03) and rumblings suggest U2...

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