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  • Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed dies at 71, report says

    10/27/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 77 replies
    FOXnews.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Foxnews
    Lou Reed, the frontman of the rock band the Velvet Underground, has died at age 71, according to a report from Rolling Stone magazine. The Velvet Underground became one of the most influential bands in rock music by fusing art and music through its collaboration with Andy Warhol in the 1960s, Reuters reports. The magazine did not say how Reed died and his representatives could not immediately be reached.
  • Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

    10/27/2013 10:58:25 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 120 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/27/13 | Jon Dolan
    Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
  • Lou Reed's shock at Edward Snowden's NSA revelations – video

    06/23/2013 5:17:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Friday, June 21, 2013 | John Plunkett and Andy Gallagher
    Velvet Underground legend Lou Reed holds a rare press conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, where he voices his concern about the NSA's surveillance methods as revealed by the Guardian. He also discusses the financial challenges for musicians in an era of free downloads and streaming services
  • Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker Plays For The Tea Party Now (libs consider her Judas now)

    10/06/2010 8:18:20 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies · 1+ views
    IFC (Independent Film Channel) ^ | 10/05/2010 | Brandon Kim
    I'm still in shock from reading this news on Stereogum about primitivist drummer and doll-voiced Velvet, Moe Tucker being a Tea Party fanatic. Say it ain't so Moe. It's like finding out that Henry Rollins has just been wearing a fake muscle suit all these years and he's really a skinny, mild-mannered pushover. Moe's strayed a long way off from being in a band at center of 1960's and 70's American counter culture. She's best known for her unrelenting, tribal drumming style of the time -- opting to take her bass drum, turn it upright and pound away on it...
  • TGIF Rock n Roll Oldies: The Velvet Underground- 1967

    07/23/2010 12:44:28 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 23, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City, initially active from 1965 to 1973. The best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists- the legendary Andy Warhol also manged them for three years. Although never commercially successful, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 60s- trailblazers well-ahead of their time. The Velvet Underground first gained a degree of fame and in 1966 Manhattan when they were selected as the house band for Andy...
  • Velvet Underground members reuniting at NY library

    11/18/2009 11:14:04 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies · 533+ views
    Billboard via Retuers via Yahoo ^ | Tue Nov 17, 2009 | David J. Prince David J. Prince
    Former Velvet Underground members Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule will make an extremely rare joint public appearance on December 8 at the New York Public Library. The three will discuss the Velvet Underground's music and legacy with rock journalist David Fricke as part of the "LIVE from the NYPL" series. The reunion of the legendary New York band comes on the heels of the publication of "The Velvet Underground: New York Art," a compendium of previously unseen photographs, poster and cover designs by Andy Warhol, Lou Reed's handwritten music and lyrics, underground press clippings and other reviews, flyers,...
  • Rare acetate still seeks buyer-Reports that Velvet Underground pressing fetched $155,000 false

    12/11/2006 2:16:32 PM PST · by weegee · 5 replies · 285+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Dec 11, 2006 | JAMES ADAMS
    The fabled acetate of the Velvet Underground's famous first recording is still worth only 75 cents (U.S.). This is because the highest bidder in a 10-day online auction for the fragile acetate that ended last Friday evening "has proved to be bogus," a disappointed Warren Hill said yesterday. He's the 30-year-old Montrealer who, in September 2002, innocently paid 75 cents for the 12-inch, nine-song acetate after finding it at a street sale in New York's Chelsea district. Later he determined the acetate was, in fact, a test-pressing of sorts, from 1966, of the Velvet Underground's first-ever recording session in a...
  • Velvet Underground Rarity Sells on EBay [$155,401]

    12/09/2006 8:56:59 PM PST · by jdm · 21 replies · 573+ views
    AP via Forbes ^ | Dec 9, 2006 | VERENA DOBNIK
    Forty years after it was made, The Velvet Underground's first recording has become a financial hit - in cyberspace. Bought for 75 cents four years ago at a Manhattan flea market, the rare recording of music that ended up on the influential New York band's first album, "The Velvet Underground & Nico," sold on eBay for a closing bid of $155,401. The buyer is a mystery, only identified by the eBay screen name: "mechadaddy." But a greater mystery endures: How did the 12-inch, acetate LP end up buried in a box of records at a flea market? Warren Hill, a...
  • THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PLAY PORTLAND (1-of-a-kind accetate found at yard sale)

    11/30/2004 7:10:34 PM PST · by weegee · 4 replies · 500+ views
    Portland Mercury ^ | 11/25/04 | by Ryan Dirks
    How an Original Velvet Underground Acetate Wound Up in Portland (And Could Be the Most Expensive Record in the World!) Yard sales are like junior high dances. You show up full of anticipation, bump into a lot of people, and then leave disappointed. But in both cases, an ineffable sense of possibility spawns return, over and over. Maybe this time I'll slow dance with Tiffany Pfeiffer. Maybe this time I'll find a first edition of Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49. Maybe my life will change within the hour. And so earlier this year, with flickering expectation, Warren Hill...
  • Bush Denounced as 'Evil F---' at Kerry Fundraiser

    09/21/2003 9:05:48 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 141 replies · 8,808+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    President Bush was denounced as an 'evil f---' at a fundraiser this week for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry. The event, held at Manhattan's Intrepid's Sea-Air-Space Museum Thursday night, featured a vulgarity laced performance by techno-rocker Moby, who invited Kerry onstage for a sing-along tribute to punk rock godfather Lou Reed. As the duo perfomed Reed's classic "Walk on the Wild Side," Kerry "froze," according to the New York Daily News, when Moby reached one particularly obscene portion of the song. Then, after the song ended, Moby denounced Bush to the crowd of Kerry-backers as "an evil f---," the...