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Alice Cooper Drops Rendition Of Lou Reed's Rock & Roll Featuring Detroit Members

Alice Cooper has released a new rendition of Lou Reed's 'Rock & Roll' featuring members of Detroit and more.The 'Poison' hitmaker has given fans the first taste of his upcoming LP, 'Detroit Stories', with the...

Metallica Would've Worked With Lou Reed Again

Metallica had contemplated working with Lou Reed again before his untimely death.Drummer Lars Ulrich, 56, has revealed the 'Enter Sandman' rockers were interested in hitting the studio again with the late Velvet Underground legend -...

Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn Dies Aged 69

Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress who gained fame as one of Andy Warhol’s superstars in the 1970s, has died aged 69. Woodlawn had been battling cancer in recent years and passed away at an assisted-living...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Lauren Anderson & Bono Pen Rolling Stone Essays About Lou Reed

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Lou Reed's Fortune Left To Wife And Sister

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...

Laurie Anderson Pays Tribute To Late Husband Lou Reed

Laurie Anderson's husband, Lou Reed, died on Sunday (Oct 27th) of an ailment following a liver transplant earlier this year in May.The rock & roll legend was 71 years old.Tributes poured in from all around...

A Week In News: Lou Reed Dies, Celebs Go All Out For Halloween & Marvin Gaye's Kids On The Warpath

The Loss Of Lou Reed: Legendary Velvet Underground rocker Lou Reed died on Sunday 27th October after succumbing to liver disease, having battled with poor health for months. The world reacted with sorrow to the...

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 Bega Insists He's Still Alive Amid Lou Reed Death Confusion

Mambo No.5 singer Lou Bega has assured fans he is alive and well after receiving "tons of condolences" following the news of Lou Reed's death on Sunday (27Oct13).Bega claims a clueless European journalist mixed up...

How The Hell Did Anyone Confuse Lou Reed With Lou Bega?

If you’re the journalist responsible for confusing the identities of LOU REED and LOU BEGA, then, that’s pretty funny. You made a bad mistake, but, it’s a funny mistake, and certainly not the end of...

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