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Lou Reed Dies at 71
Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. No cause of death has been reported, but the Velvet Underground leader and legendary solo artist underwent a liver transplant in May. Rolling Stone is reporting that Reed passed away earlier today. He spent more than 50 years making music, first with the influenti…
David Byrne, Lou Reed + More Cover Peter Gabriel on New Album
Three years after Peter Gabriel assembled an album of other people’s songs, the artists he covered are returning the favor. Gabriel fans will remember his ‘Scratch My Back’ collection, which found the erstwhile Genesis frontman adding his distinctive spin to classic tracks origi…
Lou Reed Back on the Mend After New Health Scare
Lou Reed must be getting tired of seeing the insides of hospitals. Just weeks after the liver transplant that saved his life, he was recently rushed back into emergency care after falling ill. According to the New York Post, this latest round of medical drama took place on Sunday (June 30), when EMT…
Lou Reed Feeling ‘Up and Strong’ After Liver Transplant
Lou Reed has disclosed the location of the life-saving liver transplant operation he underwent last month, and given thanks for the care he received in a new message posted at his website. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Reed visited the Cleveland Clinic, a facility renowned for this type of…
Lou Reed Recovering From Liver Transplant Surgery
Velvet Underground legend Lou Reed is currently recovering from a liver transplant operaton which took place last month in Cleveland, Ohio, according to his wife Laurie Anderson. “It’s as serious as it gets,” Anderson told the London Times about the surgery. “He was dying…
Lou Reed Cancels 2013 U.S. Tour Dates
Well, this is disappointing: Shortly after announcing his most extensive series of American concert dates in years, Lou Reed has reportedly had a change of heart. According to the NME, all of the shows on Reed’s docket — including his scheduled appearances at Coachella on April 12 and …
Lou Reed: Metallica Fans ‘Are Threatening to Shoot Me’
Critical reaction to ‘Lulu,’ Lou Reed‘s new collaborative album with Metallica has been tepid at best, as our roundup of quotes demonstrates. The media’s arrows are not nearly as sharp and dangerous as those flung by fans of the metal band however. In an interview with US…
Lou Reed & Metallica, ‘Lulu’ – Album Review
Lou Reed & Metallica should be commended for so bravely attempting to meld their very different musical approaches on their new collaborative album ‘Lulu.’ However, even though the record works, as a whole, better than the first single ‘The View‘ or the sample clips f…