Lou Reed


Cow Does It Feel? Study Shows Bovines Produce More Milk to Slow Songs

A new study shows that playing slow jams for cows really helps get the milk flowing.


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Music Movies Now Streaming: Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Nickel Creek, ‘Sing Sing Thanksgiving’,

Plus you can finally watched the oft referenced, but never duplicated film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’


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Lou Reed Remembered by Velvet Underground Bandmate Maureen Tucker

“He was a good friend through everything,” she said. “It was one of those friendships where it didn’t matter if you didn’t see each other a lot.”


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Hear Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Tribute Band

For all those people wondering what Macaulay Culkin has been up to lately, it seems he’s been working on his music. Specifically, pizza-themed renditions of Velvet Undergound and Lou Reed songs.


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Reverent and Loud: At Lou Reed’s Public Memorial In New York City

“Without me, you don’t exist,” he sang on “Warrior King.” Looking around at the hundreds who had gathered there, feeling Lou’s legacy in the momentary unity of life and death, it felt that was the truth. He was the first.


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Lou Reed Public Memorial Set for Thursday in New York

“A gathering open to the public – no speeches. No live performances, just Lou’s voice, guitar music & songs – playing the recordings selected by his family and friends.”


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Morrissey to Release His Cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Satellite of Love’

“He has been there all of my life. He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be.”


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Watch Lou Reed’s Final Interview

When asked why he chose to pursue music Reed simply said that he loves it. “You do what you love or you get arrested,” he said.


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Bono Remembers Lou Reed in a Touching Eulogy

“Myself and my best friend Guggi would sit for hours listening to these street stories, thinking we knew what it was to walk on the wild side. We were 12 and 13,” he said.


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Read Patti Smith’s Moving ‘New Yorker’ Tribute to Lou Reed

The deluge of tributes and memorials for rock legend Lou Reed continue to pour in after his untimely passing in Long Island late last month. Now punk poetess Patti Smith has her say.



Walking the Walk: Remembering Lou Reed’s Political Action at Occupy Wall Street

Daphne Carr remembers Reed as a man who went beyond his many charitable endeavors and put political action to his political words. Here is a story from 2011, where Lou Reed spoke at an Occupy Wall Street assembly outside Lincoln Center.


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Bridge School Benefit 2013: Watch Neil Young Play with CSNY, MMJ & Arcade Fire; Honor Lou Reed

Neil Young and co. put together a solid lineup of classic rock icons, chart-toppers and a jazz singer for this year’s Bridge School Benefit concert, which took place this weekend in Mountainview, Calif. As usual, […]



Lou Reed’s Influence: 8 Classic Covers of His Songs

Often fans discover Reed and the Velvets via the endorsement of some of his more famous fans, including David Bowie, U2 and R.E.M. So here, then, is a playlist of some great interpretations of his songs.


Lou Reed circa 1976. (Keystone/Getty Images)

Lou Reed Remembered By Friends, Musicians and Artists Worldwide

A collection of brief elegies from the wide-ranging group of musicians, artists and friends that span the globe.


Lou Reed circa 1975. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Singer and Rock Legend, Dies at 71

Lou Reed, lead singer and founder of pioneering ’60s rock group the Velvet Underground, has died.


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Peter Gabriel Enlists Arcade Fire, Lou Reed, Paul Simon For Covers Album, ‘And I’ll Scratch Yours’

After some delay, the companion to Peter Gabriel covering other people’s songs on ‘Scratch My Back’ sees the light of day, featuring Arcade Fire, Lou Reed, Randy Newman and more.