The Velvet Underground

  1. Morning Fix: The Great Lou Reed RIP; Quincy Jones Files Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson; Twitter Tests IPO; Katy Perry, Lorde Top UK Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE LOU REED RIP: WHAT IF EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT THE FIRST VELVET UNDERGROUND ALBUM DID START A BAND? A popular perception of the Velvet Underground, fronted by the late-Lou Reed, is that while the group ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol Foundation Settle Banana Album Dispute

    May 29, 2013 7:27 PM EDT The Velvet Underground and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have split their differences over the iconic cover art for the 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico . The Andy Warhol-created artwork became the subject of legal c ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Levenson To Exit UME

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bill Levenson, senior VP of A&R for Universal Music Enterprises, is exiting the company after 28 years in the PolyGram/Universal camp. Tomorrow (Dec. 21) is his last day. Levenson, who ran A&R for the catalog division, says he will take so ...

  9. Go-Betweens Founder McLennan Dies

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grant McLennan, founding member of celebrated Australian folk-pop band the Go-Betweens, was found dead at his Brisbane home on Saturday (May 6) after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 48. Grant McLennan, founding member of celebrated Aust ...

  10. Go-Betweens Founder McLennan Dies

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grant McLennan, founding member of celebrated Australian folk-pop band the Go-Betweens, was found dead at his Brisbane home on Saturday (May 6) after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 48. Grant McLennan, founding member of celebrated Aust ...