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RETRO: Germany's zeitkratzer Transcribe, Transform Lou Reed's 'Metal Machine Music'

RETRO: Germany's zeitkratzer Transcribe, Transform Lou Reed's 'Metal Machine Music' >>

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.

RETRO: Renée Fleming Duets with Lou Reed on "Perfect Day" for 20th Anniversary of Czech Velvet Revolution >>

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).

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