Lou Reed

  1. Laurie Anderson Writes Letter on Lou Reed's Passing

    November 01, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Laurie Anderson, the musician, performance artist and widow of Lou Reed, wrote a letter addressing the seminal musician's death in Long Island, New York newspaper East Hampton Star. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 7 ...

  2. Morning Fix: Suggestions for Thom Yorke’s Communications Chief; Vivendi Finalizes $1.3B Purchase of Legardere Stake; Beck’s Back This February

    October 29, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BUSINESS MATTERS: IF I WERE THOM YORKE'S COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR More than three months have passed since Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, his bandmate in Atoms for Peace and the producer of num ...

  3. Patti Smith On Lou Reed's Passing

    October 28, 2013 6:38 PM EDT Patti Smith remembers the first time she saw Lou Reed in person. It was 1970 and Reed and the Velvet Underground were performing at the Manhattan club Max's Kansas City. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71 The Many Li ...

  4. Lou Reed Remembrance: Melinda Newman On Her Scariest Interview

    October 28, 2013 3:44 PM EDT This story originally appeared on Hitfix   Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71 Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' The most scared I’ve ever been before an intervi ...

  5. Lou Reed In The Billboard Archives: Interviews with the 'Rock 'n' Roll Animal'; 'Street Hassle' Ad; 'Pop Special Merit' for the Velvet Underground

    October 28, 2013 11:58 AM EDT In addition to his "perfect" Billboard chart history , the late-Lou Reed left a lasting legacy in Billboard magazine. Below are some excerpts culled from our archive on the ever-thoughtful, innovative and provocative rock & roll pi ...

  6. Lou Reed RIP: Artists, Music Biz Tweets From Iggy Pop, John Cale, Daniel Ek, Clive Davis, Others

    October 28, 2013 11:27 AM EDT The passing of the great Lou Reed, whose illustrious career spanned more than five decades, touched thousands in the music industry. Here artists, label personnel, venues and tech titans expressed what Reed meant to them. Devastating news:... ht ...

  7. Seymour Stein on Lou Reed’s Passing: 'We Always Respected Each Other'

    October 28, 2013 10:17 AM EDT   Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71 Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' Seymour Stein , the great music man and label head, sent Billboard his thoughts on the pa ...

  8. Lou Reed RIP: What If Everyone Who Bought The First Velvet Underground Album Did Start A Band?

    October 28, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A popular perception of the Velvet Underground, fronted by the late-Lou Reed , is that while the group didn’t sell many records, they inspired legions of musicians to start bands. In fact a popular trope is that the Velvet Underground’s first a ...

  9. The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane'

    October 27, 2013 10:12 PM EDT "So I thought I would explain to you how you make a career out of three chords," Lou Reed says at the start of the 2004 live album "Animal Serenade," as he fools around with the opening of "Sweet Jane." He then goe ...

  10. Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 6:54 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Met ...

  11. John Cale on Death of Lou Reed: 'I've Lost My 'School-Yard Buddy'

    October 27, 2013 5:16 PM EDT Lou Reed's death leaves multi-instrumentalist John Cale and drummer Mo Tucker as the only living original members of art rock icons Velvet Underground. Cale, who co-founded the group with Reed in 1965, reacted to the news with a simple sent ...

  12. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long c ...

  13. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:49 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occas ...

  14. Andy Warhol Foundation Files To Dismiss Velvet Underground Banana Trademark Lawsuit

    March 21, 2012 6:06 PM EDT The Andy Warhol Foundation is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by The Velvet Underground over the famous banana image that adorns its classic 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico . In the motion, the Warhol Foundation m ...

  15. Velvet Underground Adds New Complaint Against Warhol Foundation In Banana Album Cover Suit

    February 27, 2012 10:17 AM EST Last month, the Velvet Underground sued the Andy Warhol Foundation with an artful double-step: On one hand, the band claimed that the famous image that adorns its classic 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico , was in the public domain. On ...

  16. Velvet Underground Sue Andy Warhol Foundation Over Banana LP Cover

    January 11, 2012 7:33 PM EST The Velvet Underground has filed a lawsuit in New York federal court against The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over new uses of an iconic cover from the band's 1967 album, The Velvet Underground & Nico. The Andy Warhol-create ...

  17. Billboard.biz Q&A: Lollapalooza Producers C3 Presents

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Chicago is hovering on the brink of its fifth Lollapalooza in the city's Grant Park, all three partners in producers C3 Presents - Charles Attal, Charlie Jones and Charlie Walker - are in the Windy City about to tee up what may be the most ...

  18. Director Wenders Recruits Lou Reed For Berlin Concert

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German film director Wim Wenders has given a keynote address at day two of Popkomm in Berlin, where he also unveiled plans for "The Music of Wim Wenders - Live" featuring Lou Reed. Reed will be the guest star at the concert at Berlin Tem ...

  19. Billboard To Participate In Advertising Week

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will be participating in a number of events throughout Advertising Week, an annual gathering of advertising and media leaders in New York. All Billboard events will take place at the Nokia Theatre. On Sept. 23, Billboard and Yahoo will p ...

  20. SXSW Keynote: Lou Reed On Technology, New Bands

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed lashed out at new modes of audio technology, saying that "people have got to demand a higher standard" than current MP3s during his keynote session today (March 13) at the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin ...

  21. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  22. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  23. Punk Guitarist Robert Quine Dead At 61

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Worked with Voidoids, Lou Reed, John Zorn. Worked with Voidoids, Lou Reed, John Zorn. News John Zorn , Lou Reed ...

  24. Punk Guitarist Robert Quine Dead At 61

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, was found dead Saturday (June 5) in his New York apartment. He was 61. Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, was found dead Saturday (June 5) in ...

  25. Studio Monitor

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lou Reed makes his "Animal Serenade" sing at Platinum Studios. Lou Reed makes his "Animal Serenade" sing at Platinum Studios. News Lou Reed ...