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Lou Reed

  1. me: elton john
    13 of the Best Celebrity Stories From Elton John’s Name-dropping Memoir, MeFrom trash-talking with Freddie Mercury, to reuniting John and Yoko, and plenty more.
  2. literary life
    How I Became Good at Literary Parties“The best way to befriend famous people is to have no idea who they are. ”
  3. Nudity and Lou Reed’s Rules For Living at the Hamptons’ Wackiest BenefitRobert Downey Jr. played auctioneer.
  4. For Better or Worse, Lou Reed Was Always Lou ReedFor better or worse, Lou Reed was always Lou Reed: a self-sabotaging, widely disliked man who gave voice to the unwanted and despised.
  5. books
    The Unintentional Last Words of 13 Famous Writers Including James Baldwin, Lou Reed, Nora Ephron, and David Foster Wallace.
  6. covermania
    Julian Casablancas Covers the Velvet UndergroundFor Vinyl.
  7. impersonations
    Hear David Bowie Impersonate Bruce SpringsteenIn a studio recording from 1985.
  8. rock and roll hall of fame 2015
    2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nods Include RingoCall your dad to tell him who Green Day is.
  9. kudos
    Your 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A.You are old.
  10. radio vulture
    Rosen on the Grammys: An Incoherent, Kanye-less SlogWhat’s up with all the pianos?
  11. more-issey
    Morrissey to Release Lou Reed Tribute Cover“Satellite of Love.” 
  12. tributes
    Laurie Anderson Wrote Another Really Lovely Essay About Lou ReedFrom Rolling Stone.
  13. remembrances
    Here Is Patti Smith’s Tribute to Lou ReedFrom this week’s New Yorker.
  14. obituaries
    Read Laurie Anderson’s Obit for Husband Lou ReedFrom the East Hampton Star.
  15. vulture lists
    10 Great Lesser-Known Lou Reed SongsNo “Perfect Day” or “Walk on the Wild Side” on this list.
  16. Lou Reed: Cranky Almost to the EndIn what might have been his final interview, he couldn’t have nicer.
  17. obits
    Rosen Remembers Lou Reed, a Pop Star for AdultsReed believed that a rock lyric could accommodate ideas as grand and meaty as literature.
  18. war of the words
    Lou Reed vs. Lester Bangs: A RetrospectiveTheir prickly relationship provides a memory of a glorious time in rock and rock writing.
  19. tributes
    Watch Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, a 1998 PBS Documentary From the “American Masters” series.
  20. Lou Reed Dead at 71The rock icon’s cause of death hasn’t been released.
  21. in memoriam
    See a Gallery of Lou Reed Pictures From the SeventiesIconic photos of the late rocker hanging with Jagger, Bowie, Pop, and Warhol, taken by photographer Mick Rock.
  22. opinions
    Lou Reed Really Liked Yeezus“It works because it’s beautiful.”
  23. get well soon
    Lou Reed Had a Liver TransplantIn April.
  24. encounter
    Sniping About Lou Reed With John Cale, Experimental Rock’s Eternal Almost-Star41 minutes with the vanguard composer and former Velvet before an orchestra-backed nostalgia-tour stop at BAM.
  25. lou reed
    Watch Lou Reed Sing ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’Lou Reed “Cookes” up some soul.
  26. lou reed
    Watch Lou Reed and Metallica’s Darren Aronofsky–Directed Video, ‘The View‘We were hoping for a Barbara Walters cameo, but, alas, no.
  27. music
    Darren Aronofsky to Get In on the Loutallica ActionHe’ll direct a music video.
  28. beefs
    Lou Reed Doesn’t Like Metallica Concerts, He Tells Metallica“Who cares?” “Well, we care.”
  29. the anticipation index
    Coldplay vs. Lou Reed and Metallica: How Did Their Early Online Debuts Affect the Anticipation Index?One leaked, one was legally streamed, and the buzz may surprise you.
  30. clickables
    Stream the Entire Lou Reed–Metallica Album, LuluWill it create another planetary system?
  31. bffs
    Lou Reed and Metallica Have Recorded an Album TogetherWell, this is certainly unexpected.
  32. video tape
    Lou Reed Apologizes to Susan Boyle by Directing Her Music VideoSee the video!
  33. beef
    Susan Boyle’s New Single Is Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’Boyle wins again.
  34. heroes
    Lou Reed Scotches Boyle PerformanceHe wouldn’t let her sing “Perfect Day” on ‘America’s Got Talent’ because he “isn’t a Boyle fan.”
  35. music
    Lou Reed’s Eyes Are Too Old to See His iPhone, So He Invented an AppLou Zoom iPhone magnifier is available $1.99.
  36. last night's gig
    Night at the Rock Museum: Second Concert of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of FameRock’s museum waxworks come to life for a series of sometimes incongruous, sometimes inspired duets.
  37. the elderly
    Which Old People Will Be Nominated for Grammys Tomorrow?Do any young artists stand a chance this year? Sadly, no.
  38. right-click
    TV on the Radio Triumph Over Terrible PunPlus: New jams from AC/DC and the Pipettes.
  39. chat room
    Lou Reed Wants to Talk About His New Radio Show, Does Not Want to Talk About Money’I’m here telling you the truth about music and you want to know if I have stock in the fucking radio?’
  40. right-click
    Ben Gibbard Still Not Over That Girl Who Dumped Him Three Albums AgoPlus: Vampire Weekend!
  41. right-click
    Lil Wayne: Master of the Subtle MetaphorPlus: Jesse Malin!
  42. news reel
    Lou Reed Knows the ‘Sound and Fury’ Speech From ‘Macbeth’ by Heart“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, / To the last syllable of recorded time; / And all our yesterdays have lighted fools / The way to dusty death,” said Lou Reed.
  43. right-click
    Lou Reed: King of Pop?Plus: the nerdiest track ever!
  44. apropos of nothing
    A Niemöllerian/ Brechtian Analysis of an Alarming Concert Trend
  45. news reel
    Lou Reed Remembers Muhammad Ali
  46. last night's gig
    Bright Eyes, Streaked in Red
  47. last night's gig
    Lou Reed Opens HighLine With John Zorn, Sarcasm