Posts Tagged ‘lou reed’

Don’t Believe the Hype: Highly Anticipated Albums That Didn’t Deliver

Anticipation can be a double-edged sword. While a hyped up album or long-awaited release builds interest, it also raises expectations. In some cases, it yields the kind of album that impacts in very special way. Take... Read more »

Listen to Lou Reed’s Last Interview: “I am very emotionally affected by sound”

Lou Reed gave his last interview on September 21 2013, talking to director Farida Khelfa after a photo shoot for the company Parrot, who he’d been helping work on their Zik headphones to make them better suited for rock music.... Read more »

Beginning to See The Light: Remembering Lou Reed

By Colin Small From “Heartbreak Hotel”, to Dylan going electric against folk fame, to Henry Rollins screaming “you’re one of them!”, to the muddy romantic waters of Rumours, to the harshed bummer of “Smells Like Teen... Read more »

R.I.P. Lou Bega: 20 People Who Don’t Know Who Lou Reed Was

This past weekend, rock legend Lou Reed passed away at the age of 71. News outlets around the world covered the story, and about 99% of them got the story right. Unfortunately, one outlet erroneously reported... Read more »

Talking Heads’ David Byrne Reflects on the Life and Impact of Lou Reed

Today, friend and fellow New York musician David Byrne of Talking Heads shared some words with Rolling Stone about Lou Reed. Here’s some of what he had to say in light of the legendary rocker’s recent death:... Read more »

Twin Shadow – “Perfect Day (Lou Reed Tribute Cover)”

Adding to the Lou Reed tribute covers, Twin Shadow takes on the legend’s classic, “Perfect Day.” Featuring the silhouette of George Lewis Jr. and a mic, his rendition is kept simple, a bare-bones interpretation with a... Read more »

Watch a Short Documentary Directed By Lou Reed

  When Lou Reed passed away Sunday at the age of 71 it left a gaping hole in the hearts of musicians, fans, and those who knew him personally throughout the world. We felt not only the... Read more »

Watch My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, And Jenny Lewis Pay Tribute to Lou Reed

Over the weekend, Neil Young hosted his annual all-star Bridge School Benefit shows in Mountain View, CA. As always, the benefit spanned two days, but before the night of the second show we all received some... Read more »

Musicians React to Lou Reed’s Death

As the news of Lou Reed’s death spreads, the reach of his influence becomes clear. Today the Velvet Underground frontman and iconic New York rocker passed away at 71 years old after receiving a liver transplant... Read more »

The Legendary Lou Reed is Dead at 71

Lou Reed, frontman of the Velvet Underground and one of the most influential rock artists of all time, has died today, Rolling Stone reports. He was 71 years old. While Lou may best be remembered as... Read more »