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We Now Live in Lou Reed's America

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Yzaguirre

While New York City was Reed's muse and home, it's not as though the mayor of New York gave Reed and the Velvet Underground the keys to the city in 1969. Reed was part of a cultural underground that had outposts all over the world.

Arctic Monkeys Cover Lou Reed Classic

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment

The music world has been awash with tributes to the late Lou Reed, and Arctic Monkeys offered their own memorial on Monday night by performing the leg...

What Anti-Journalist Lou Reed Taught Me About Journalism

Olivia Nuzzi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Olivia Nuzzi

"I wish I could write like that," I would think whenever I heard him. I wish I could know the world like that. I wish I could make you feel like you were right here, just like he could. He let you into his world and by extension, the world at large.

Open Letter to the Ghost of Lou Reed

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Davis Schneiderman

The Andy Warhol banana on the cover was not the picture of a banana, but the negation of a banana, and the nail-scratch violin of "The Black Angel's Death Song," with you as Bob Dylan, if Bob-Dylan-were-Donovan, was not pop at its most cynical, but pop at its most inimical.

Lou Reed Was More Influential Than You Realized

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact

Updated Oct. 29, 2013: 9:16 a.m. EST Lou Reed might have been known for his sharp tongue and sometimes-murky lyrics, but the legendary musician was...

Meaning More Than Mere Music: RIP Lou Reed

Jack Healey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Others can write about his music and influence a lot better than me. I found Lou Reed to be 'there' for Amnesty International. His remarks at press conferences were limited but heartfelt and serious as a heart attack.

WATCH: Lou Reed's Relationship With Queerness

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rock Legend Lou Reed passed away yesterday, leaving behind a legacy that spans multiple generations. Best known for his role as front man of The V...

Vatican Tweets Tribute To Rocker

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's 71-year-old culture minister, paid his own tribute on Monday to the late ...

Lou Reed's Hidden Judaism

Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion

When someone once asked Lou Reed if he was Jewish, he replied, "Of course, aren't all the best people?" However, he was known to make the occasional a...

The Story Behind The Velvet Underground's Most Iconic Album Cover

Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

One of Lou Reed's lasting legacies -- besides founding The Velvet Underground and introducing the world to the depths of feedback loops -- will foreve...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Rockers Placebo Makes New "Friends," Keeps Old Ones

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Since they debuted, the stellar UK band have switched up their sound but keep it rocking throughout the journey with their signature sound and sharp-as-a-machete lyrics. Last month, the trio dropped their seventh album entitled Loud Like Love.

Watch Out, the World's Behind You: RIP Lou Reed (1942-2013)

Alex Koenig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

With the help of one man, a young New York city slicker named Lou Reed would learn to siphon his existential observations into a rock and roll art form; to write what he lived, and live what he wrote.

One Magic Moment With Lou Reed

Cody Lyon | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

While I knew Lou Reed's music growing up in Alabama, it wasn't until I lived in New York that I realized that the song "Walk on the Wild Side" was downtown scripture.

10 Lou Reed Lyrics That Will Live On Forever

Posted 10.31.2013 | Arts

Lou Reed, that art rock icon who birthed The Velvet Underground, "Metal Machine Music" and ostrich tuning, passed away on October 27, 2013 at the age ...

PHOTO: This Is How We'll Remember Lou Reed

Posted 10.28.2013 | Style

Lou Reed's death yesterday at the age of 71 left a gaping hole in not only the music world but also in the style realm. Whether he was performing ...

'Oh Lou, Why Did You Leave Us This Way?'

Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment

A tribute to Lou Reed written by Morrissey was posted on Morrissey's True To You fan site on Sunday, following Reed's death at the age of 71. No wo...

RIP Lou Reed

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.28.2013 | Media

We can think of no better tribute to such an icon than to note how much better all these front pages were with him on them. RIP....

Lou Reed: The Artist in Leather

Jay Michaelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity
Jay Michaelson

Just like his city, Lou Reed was equal parts cultured and crass. New York feels a little less New York without him.

Lou Reed 1942-2013

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Lou Reed has been one of rock music's most profound innovators since bursting onto the New York club scene in the mid-'60s with his now-legendary band, The Velvet Underground. Much of Lou Reed's career has followed this path: work that was often misunderstood upon its first release, then usually hailed as a masterpiece in retrospect.

Lou Reed

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Lou Reed is with us always. It was a privilege to be his friend.2013-10-27-loureedpullgreenfield2.jpg

Celebrities React To Lou Reed's Death

Posted 10.27.2013 | Celebrity

Legendary rock pioneer Lou Reed died over the weekend, The Rolling Stone reports. He was 71. Reed was best known for his work as a guitarist, sing...

Lou Reed Dead At 71

Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Legendary musician Lou Reed has died, Rolling Stone reported on Sunday. He was 71. The Guardian confirmed the report, citing Reed's agent. BBC a...

Doc Doc Rocks

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If you love music, you may be vaguely familiar with the name Doc Pomus. But chances are at least one or two of the 1,000-plus songs he wrote -- includ...

AKA Doc Pomus: Documenting the "Save the Last Dance" Songwriter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The songwriter of rock & roll classics like "This Magic Moment," "Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas,"--yes, Elvis Presley's hit-- and "Save the Last ...

Hackamore Brick: The Return of One of Rock's Great 'Missing Links'

Steven Rosen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Look at the website All Music's artist-biography page for Hackamore Brick, which released one album in 1970, and it's pretty impressive for a band too obscure to even be called "cult."