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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. ...

Remembering Lou Reed With His Music

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Reed wasn't as much a hit maker as he was a rock 'n' roll poet who influenced and inspired generations of musi...

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."

Paris Nights, Soul Fighting and Foot Excitement: Conversations with Christopher Cross, Jonny Lang and Tommy Keene

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"People say that the internet democratized music, which it did in that it allows people to make records without getting the hallowed record deal, because you have all these home studios and stuff. The problem is marketing yourself."

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

Kung Fu Poetics: Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The most stunning film of the year, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster displays a fight genre as ballet, limning a history of Ip Man, Bruce Lee's martial ...

Chuck Close: Up Close at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

"This is our best show ever," exulted Guild Hall Executive Director Ruth Appelhof, repeating what she says every August, as she greets guests for the ...

Ronnie Cutrone, RIP

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Ronnie first appeared on the scene in the early Warhol Factory days, befriending Lou Reed and Jim Morrison, among many others. From 1972 to 1982, Ronnie worked as Andy Warhol's assistant.

Lou Reed Really, REALLY Likes 'Yeezus'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment

To say that Lou Reed has an affinity for Kanye West's "Yeezus" seems like an understatement. The word "beautiful" is used eight times in the Velvet Un...

Lou Reed Loves Kanye, Can We Hope For A Collaboration?

Posted 06.21.2013 | Celebrity

Lou Reed talked music piracy, downloading, accessibility and, of course, Kanye West at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Thursd...

Walking the Walk: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She may not be as famous as her sister in soul, Aretha Franklin, but that does not make Merry Clayton any less of a diva. Her story may be famous in m...

SheZow, Bam, Pow! Children Trangressing Gender in Real Life and Media

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The one group of trans persons over whom there is still oftentimes fierce debate in the medical community is composed of children. We simply don't have any evidence-based understanding of which gender non-conforming boys will turn out trans, which will be gay, and which straight -- gender conforming or not.

Lou Reed Recovering After Life-Saving Surgery

AP | Posted 08.01.2013 | Celebrity

LONDON — Rock icon Lou Reed is recovering after a life-saving liver transplant in the U.S., according to an interview with his wife published Sa...