1. 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' Turns 50: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 12, 2017 9:00 AM EDT For the budding music nerd, The Velvet Underground & Nico, released 50 years ago today (March 12, 1967), is like a musical wormhole to a 1967 loft party at Andy Warhol’s infamous studio/never-ending bacchanal, The Factory. Picture one of his multi-media, drug-fueled Plastic Exploding…

  2. The Velvet Underground & The Grateful Dead at 50: How 1967 Produced the Two Most Important Cult Bands of All Time

    March 11, 2017 2:41 PM EST Fifty years ago this month, the two most influential cult bands in rock history released their debut albums. The Velvet Underground's landmark The Velvet Underground & Nico dropped March 12, 1967, followed quickly by The Grateful Dead's self-titled debut on March 17, 1967.  Of…

  3. Watch Laurie Anderson & Patti Smith Induct Lou Reed Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 20, 2015 12:35 PM EDT Anderson recounts David Bowie’s praise for Reed’s 2011 Metallica collaboration "Lulu." On April 18, Lou Reed was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with touching speeches from two of his strongest supporters -- widow Laurie Anderson and lifelong friend Patti Smith . Smith…