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Bono Remembers Lou Reed in a Touching Eulogy

In his eulogy, Bono recalls the first time he met Reed, on the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986. He writes of how he and Reed bonded over poetry, specifically James Joyce. The two would go on form a friendship that involved swapping short-stories by Delmore Schwartz and poems by Seamus Heaney.

11/07/2013

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Lou Reed Died Doing Tai Chi, Says Wife Laurie Anderson

Performance artist, musician and sculptor Laurie Anderson, who also happened to be the loving wife to the recently deceased Lou Reed, revealed that her departed husband died while doing something he loved: Tai Chi.

11/05/2013

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Lars Ulrich on Lou Reed: ‘We Were Both Outsiders’

“We both never felt comfortable going down the same path that everyone else was doing. Metallica’s always been autonomous, and Lou Reed is the godfather of being an outsider, being autonomous, marching to his own drum.”

10/31/2013

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Lou Reed’s Influence: 8 Classic Covers of His Songs

Brian Eno’s famous quote about the Velvet Underground is stitched into the band’s legacy: “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Whether or not that […]

10/28/2013

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Pearl Jam Pay Tribute To Lou Reed [Video]

Rocker Lou Reed passed away at the young age of 71 over the weekend, and Pearl Jam took the time to honor him at their Baltimore show last night. Eddie talked about one of the […]

10/28/2013

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Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Frontman And Solo Star, Dies At 71

Lou Reed, lead singer and founder of pioneering ’60s rock group the Velvet Underground, has died. Rolling Stone reports that the cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed was hospitalized in July following a liver transplant in May. Reed was 71.

10/27/2013

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Lou Reed ‘Stronger Than Ever’ After Liver Transplant

Lou Reed is in high spirits after a recent liver transplant that took him off tour earlier this spring. The 71-year-old rocker underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic last month, assuring fans on Facebook Saturday […]

06/03/2013

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Lou Reed Drops Out Of Coachella

If you’re making the trek out to Indio, Cal. for Coachella with the aim of seeing the legendary Lou Reed perform, you may want to make other arrangements. The former Velvet Underground frontman has cancelled […]

03/27/2013

Neil Young: Still rocking in the free world (and not space), despite NBC's death rumor. (photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

NBC Falsely Reports Neil Young Dead – Plus 5 More Rock Star Death Rumors

In honor of NBC’s Neil Young/Neil Armstrong mix-up this weekend, here are five other rock star death rumors through the years.

08/27/2012

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OccupyMusicians.com Website Launch Supported By Tom Morello, Jello Biafra, Lou Reed, Amanda Palmer, Many More

Musicians have played and visited the many Occupy Wall Street protests, now they have a home online. OccupyMusicians.com was launched today with support from a long line of musicians including Tom Morello, Jello Biafra, Lou […]

11/21/2011

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