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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...

Van Halen Reunite In Cramped New York Basement Club

Seminal rock band Van Halen played a cramped basement club in Greenwich Village on Thursday (January 5, 2012), leaving hundreds of fans huddled around the venue's back door listening out for their biggest hits, according...

The Pixies Struggled With Reunion Sound

The Pixies found it difficult to "sound good" when they reformed. The 'Here Comes Your Man' band - who split in 1993 and reunited in 2004 for a series of concerts and have been playing...

Metallica Announce 'Lulu' Release

Metallica and Lou Reed's 'Lulu' album will be released on October 31. The 'Enter Sandman' group collaborated with the former Velvet Underground singer earlier this year -which Lou described as "a marriage made in heaven"...

Metallica Record Album With Lou Reed

Metallica have recorded an album with Lou Reed. The unlikely pairing of the metal band and the avant-garde former Velvet Underground frontman has resulted in a ten track disc which Lou describes as "a marriage...

Morrissey To Headline Hop Farm Festival

Morrissey has been announced as headliner of this year's Hop Farm Festival.The 'Every Day Is Like Sunday' singer will headline the Saturday night of the British festival, held on July 1 and 2, alongside 'Hotel...

Britney Spears Has Poured Heart And Soul Into Femme Fatale

BRITNEY SPEARS says she has poured her "heart and soul" into new album 'Femme Fatale'.BRITNEY SPEARS, who announced yesterday that her seventh studio album will be titled 'Femme Fatale', says she has put "everything" into...

Cale Honoured By Charles, Prince Of Wales

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND star JOHN CALE paid a touching tribute to his late mum as he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in London on Friday (19Nov10).The British rocker, a...

Susan Boyle Does Battle With Taylor Swift In Album Chart

SUSAN BOYLE, the 49-year-old Scottish singing sensation, is set to do battle with the American country musician TAYLOR SWIFT in the US music charts, with both artists releasing their much anticipated new albums. In was...

Susan Boyle And Lou Reed Team Up To Shoot New Video In Scotland

SUSAN BOYLE recently spoke of how she was hurt by LOU REED's refusal to let her cover his track 'Perfect Day' on an episode of America's Got Talent, but in a dramatic U-turn the former...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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