The Velvet Underground

  1. Lou Reed's Will Leaves Estate to Laurie Anderson, Sister

    November 05, 2013 12:58 PM EST Rocker Lou Reed's life was decidedly unconventional, but he wanted his estate used for a very traditional purpose: to benefit his wife and other relatives. Reed's will was filed Monday in a New York City court. The Velvet Underground f ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Michael Jackson Has Earned $72 Million Since Death

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even before the "This Is It" opening, Michael Jackson had earned $90 million in the past year, with most of it coming since his death five months ago. That sizable sum put him third on the Forbes list of dead celebrities making the most ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...