It only makes sense that the land that brought us both Bach and Beethoven and Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt would be the first to even think about transcribing Lou Reed’s 1975 hocus pocus opus.
Let's face it, protest songs are a dime a dozen. Be it Britain or Iraq, Roe vs. Wade, black power or white guilt, nearly everyone's got an axe to grind.
Excitement for this year's Big Ears Festival builds with each performance announcement. Laurie Anderson, widow of Lou Reed and acclaimed performance artist in her own right, will perform pieces inspired by her late husband's avant-garde works as 'Lou Reed's DRONES.'
With preparation for the 2016 Big Ears Festival underway, the bigwigs behind the gala have announced two sound installations that will be part of the festivities: a piece from composer-in-residence John Luther Adams and his enticing Veils and Vesper, and Laurie Anderson's Drones, a Lou Reed original.
It seems that Joni Mitchell isn't the only one having a fashion moment. As of late, freedom fighter Neil Young has teamed up with street wear superstars Supreme as part of a new marketing campaign.
The nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, including The Smiths, the late Lou Reed and Sting — as a solo act. Also included in the 15 nominees are bands you may not believe have even been around that long, like Green Day, or Nine Inch Nails.
Lou on 'Glee,' a righteous would-be episode, indeed, thanks to Seth Kaufman at the New Yorker.
A more touching spectacle took place during the in memoriam segment--initiated by the first few bars of Lang Lang's Tchaik--despite misspelling Corey Monteith's name and excluding other revered names.
In a 1956 Daily Mirror column--penned by "Cassandra" (a.k.a. Sir William Neil Connor)--Wladziu Valentino Liberace (a.k.a. Liberace) received the following, near libelous string of pearls...
The late Lewis Allan Reed and the Velvet Underground influenced not only a generation of rock musicians, but also the late Czechoslovakia-cum-Czech Republic president Václav Havel. And that was why Reed got the invite to perform with soprano Renée Fleming at a 2009 event celebrating the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution (which will see its 24th starting on November 17).