1. U2 Covers Lou Reed, Performs with Paul Simon at Madison Square Garden

    July 31, 2015 3:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 The special guests at U2's concert Thursday night included Paul Simon , Lou Reed's widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year. Simon joined U2 onstage at Madison Square Garden to sing some of ...

  2. Live Aid Turns 30: U2, Madonna, Led Zeppelin Reunion & More Highlights

    July 13, 2015 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s hard to believe 30 years have passed since Live Aid. The monumental charity concert, which raised funds for famine relief in Africa, featured a laundry list of '80s artists that now reads like a music fan’s dream concert. The event was hel ...

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

    April 20, 2015 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Ander ...

  4. Patti Smith Gets Emotional, Yoko Misses John (and George), More Seen & Heard at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 3:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 "You're recognized when you're recognized -- I'm only doing it so Paul can have a day out," cracked honoree Ringo Starr backstage at the April 18 induction event. The music world descended on Cleveland on April 18 for the 20 ...

  5. Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bill Withers, Seymour Stein Hit Rock Hall's Weekend Festivities

    April 18, 2015 2:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Among the pre-induction happenings: a ceremony for Ringo Starr's 1975 jumpsuit, Alice Cooper and Darlene Love make their red carpet entrance and Ray Parker, Jr. jams on "Ghostbusters." The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction festivit ...

  6. Rock Hall Induction Ceremony: Lou Reed 'Would Be Amused,' Says Sister

    April 18, 2015 1:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Merrill Reed Weiner sets the record straight on her brother's history following an essay published in Medium magazine. Merrill Reed Weiner, the late Lou Reed ’s younger sister, is in Cleveland to attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ...

  7. Lou Reed's Sister Denies Parents' Homophobia in Candid Childhood Retrospective

    April 15, 2015 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Merrill Reed Weiner, Lou Reed's younger sister, penned a poignant essay for Medium  in which she dispelled many rumors about the Velvet Underground frontman's childhood, including their parents' alleged homophobia.  "With this pi ...

  8. Latin Music Legend Rubén Blades Turns Teacher For New York City High School Students

    March 20, 2015 2:26 PM EDT 7.047 k 197 20 Singer Rubén Blades is known as a legendary star of Latin music, a winner of multiple Grammy Awards, an acclaimed TV and film actor, a political figure in his native Panama, a committed social activist -- and now, for at least one day, a Ne ...

  9. Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & Patti Smith to Present at Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 18, 2015 5:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul McCartney , Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith will be among those honoring the class of 2015 at this year's induction ceremony, taking place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. McCartney will present Beatles ...

  10. Patti Smith, Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus Shine at Tibet House Benefit Concert

    March 06, 2015 2:22 PM EST It was a quarter of a century ago that the Tibet House Benefit Concert was first held, designed to raise awareness and funds for a charity which supports the preservation of Tibetan culture. Today, it's an event that regularly draws VIPs of ...

  11. Paul McCartney Joins Alice Cooper, Joe Perry & Johnny Depp on Hollywood Vampires Sessions

    March 06, 2015 3:58 AM EST Paul McCartney only really does  "supergroups". The Beatles , Wings and… Hollywood Vampires ?! The leftie-bass player, singer and Hall of Famer is apparently joining forces with Alice Cooper , Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Johnny Depp ...

  12. Watch an Animated Lou Reed Talk Scaring College Students With a Shotgun, Hating the Beatles

    February 17, 2015 6:49 PM EST Lou Reed apparently used to have a problem with college-aged intruders at his middle-of-nowhere New Jersey property. The solution? Charging outside with a shotgun.  "It's hunting country out there -- you better run," Reed says in a ...

  13. Green Day, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughan & More to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    December 16, 2014 2:00 AM EST The punk trio Green Day is the 48th act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, joining acts such as Nirvana , R.E.M. and the Clash as first-ballot honorees. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble , ...

  14. Kanye West Charms Cannes With His Moral Take on Brands and Culture

    June 18, 2014 4:41 AM EDT Kanye West was roundly ridiculed last year when he likened himself to Steve Jobs in a New York Times interview. But the rapper is very much like the late Apple founder in at least one respect: He is obsessed with good taste, and frames his pursuit ...

  15. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV's Neighboring Rights Division Signs Pharrell, Robin Thicke, More; Printz Board to Atlas; Disney Nabs TRiON

    May 20, 2014 9:45 AM EDT -- The neighboring rights division launched by Sony/ATV Music Publishing last year has announced a spree of signings including such artists as Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke , Nile Rodgers , Clean Bandit and the estate of Lou Reed to a roster th ...

  16. East Village Radio to Close, Cites High Cost of Licensing

    May 14, 2014 1:22 PM EDT East Village Radio, a commercial-free station launched in 2003 and located in a New York storefront on First Avenue, has announced that it will be fading out its broadcast at the end of next week. "We are ceasing operations as of the 23rd ...

  17. Inside the Lou Reed Tribute at SXSW: 20-Plus Acts, All-Star House Band to Create 'Austin Meets New York Street Vibe'

    March 07, 2014 9:40 AM EST Spandau Ballet, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega, Sean Lennon, Black Lips are all slated to perform at the first full-scale tribute of Reed, who died in October When Richard Barone was recruited to be part of this year's South By Southwest Mus ...

  18. Morning Fix: Weddings, Robots, Beatles: Complete Grammy Awards Coverage; Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Win at Sundance; Power 100 Video Interviews with Joe Smith, Rob Light

    January 27, 2014 8:38 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE 2014 GRAMMY AWARDS RECAP: WEDDINGS, FRENCH ROBOTS, PAUL & RINGO At a Grammy ceremony that may be forever known for a marriage ceremony with 33 couples presided over by Queen Latifah and Mado ...

  19. Clive Davis Talks Lou Reed, Beatlemania, and Early Career

    Clive Davis Talks Lou Reed, Beatlemania, and Early Career

    January 25, 2014 8:27 PM EST 0 0 0 In discussion with Shirley Halpersin, music editor for The Hollywood Reporter, Clive Davis remembers his early days as a struggling lawyer, the advent of Beatlemania, and taking a nighttime tour of New York with Lou Reed. Power 100 , Lou Reed , beat ...

  20. Backbeat: Clive Davis Riffs on the Biz, Lou Reed Tanning, More at Intimate Pre-GRAMMY Gathering

    January 23, 2014 4:37 AM EST Clive Davis regaled an intimate audience in West Hollywood Wednesday night (Jan. 22) with tales plucked from his 50-year legacy as one of music's most significant record executives. Over an hour-long interview led by The Hollywood Reporter mu ...

  21. Lou Reed Tribute Concert to Feature Members of TV on the Radio, the Vaccines

    November 22, 2013 8:52 PM EST 0 0 0 An extensive Lou Reed tribute concert in New York will feature a number of notable musicians, including members of TV on the Radio and the Vaccines. According to Brooklyn Vegan , the concert, named "Last Great American Whale: A Concert in Memor ...

  22. Lou Reed Biography In The Works

    November 18, 2013 3:14 AM EST Longtime music writer and Rolling Stone critic Anthony DeCurtis is writing a biography of Lou Reed. Little, Brown and Co. announced Thursday that it had acquired a book by DeCurtis. The writer interviewed Reed numerous times and wrote the liner no ...

  23. Lou Reed Public Memorial Set for NYC

    November 13, 2013 10:20 AM EST Lou Reed's public memorial, to be held Thursday at Lincoln Center in New York City, will be notable for what it will lack. More Lou Reed Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' Lo ...

  24. Mariah Carey Hits New High on Social 50 Chart

    November 07, 2013 8:06 PM EST The Halloween holiday helps Mariah Carey hit a new peak on the Social 50, as a photo of the diva’s children sparks her re-entry at No. 24.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, ...

  25. Mariah Carey Hits New High on Social 50 Chart

    November 07, 2013 8:06 PM EST The Halloween holiday helps Mariah Carey hit a new peak on the Social 50, as a photo of the diva’s children sparks her re-entry at No. 24.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedi ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Lou Reed Leaves Estate to Wife, Sister

    November 04, 2013 8:31 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 fro ...

  28. Patti Smith Mourns Lou Reed in The New Yorker

    November 04, 2013 2:45 PM EST "When Lou said goodbye, his dark eyes seemed to contain an infinite and benevolent sadness" In a moving, personal essay  written for the New Yorker, storied punk singer and writer Patti Smith recounted her time with the recently departed ...

  29. Sharon Jones Remembers Meeting, Working and Fighting (a Little) with Lou Reed

    November 01, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Below, Sharon Jones of Sharon Jone and the Dap-Kings recalls her time first meeting, and working with, Lou Reed on his re-imagining of "Berlin" in 2007. My manager got a call from Hal Willner who was working with Lou on this “Berlin” p ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Lou Reed's Album Sales Rise 607% Following Death

    October 30, 2013 9:36 AM EDT The late Lou Reed's catalog of music sees great gains this week, following his death on Sunday, Oct. 27. As Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ended on Oct. 27, Billboard's new sales charts reflect less than one day since Re ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Lou Reed Remembered: Honoring New York City's Unofficial Mayor

    October 28, 2013 11:10 AM EDT Lou Reed was the Godfather of Punk, the grumpy older statesman of New York City rock and roll. We followed him as he emerged from under the weight of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground and took a journey through glitter and glam and heroin a ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

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

    October 27, 2013 9:19 PM EDT Billboard editor Joe Levy shines a light on "Sweet Jane," Reed's three-chord (four, actually) classic, and one of the best songs rock & roll has produced about itself "So I thought I would explain to you how you make a c ...

  40. Lou Reed's 'Perfect' Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 7:12 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 Moe 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 sen ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

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

    October 27, 2013 2:59 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 -- occa ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Simple Minds Ready for Rare U.S. Trek, Jim Kerr Says Band's in 'Tremendous Form'

    October 16, 2013 4:09 AM EDT “Eleven years? That’s an embarrassing gap.” So says Jim Kerr, lead singer and mainstay of Scotland’s Simple Minds of the group’s lengthy absence from North American shores. Following the March release of hits compilation "Celebrate," the ...

  48. Publishing Briefs: Lou Reed Re-Ups Admin with Sony/ATV, the Weeknd Signs with SONGS, Bicycle Buys MPCA

    October 02, 2013 1:26 PM EDT --- In completing its one-hundredth transaction, Bicycle Music and its affiliates have acquired the Music Publishing Company of America , which includes in its catalogs songs by Robert Johnson, Sammy Cahn, Richie Sambora, Todd Rungren and Donova ...

  49. Lou Reed Recovering After Life-Saving Liver Transplant

    June 01, 2013 9:36 AM EDT Rock icon's wife says he isn't back to full strength, but 'he's already working and doing t'ai chi.' Rock icon Lou Reed is recovering after a life-saving liver transplant in the U.S., according to an interview with hi ...

  50. 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 ...

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