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Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Tribute Band

If you’ve ever wanted to hear a former child star sing about the joys of pizza then your dream has come true, and it’s all thanks to Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band appropriately named The Pizza Underground. Last week The Pizza Underground debuted a demo tape featuring what we’re sure are […]

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The Killers Pay Tribute To Lou Reed

The band covered a song in honor of the late Velvet Underground singer at a homecoming show in Las Vegas at Life Is Beautiful Festival on October 27. Killers vocalist Brandon Flowers addressed the audience saying that Reed was a direct inspiration for the song “All These Things That I’ve Done.”  The band played a […]

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Legendary Musician Lou Reed Passes Away At 71

The world of rock and roll lost one of its most legendary and influential figures today in Lou Reed, who passed away at age seventy-one. The cause of his death has not been disclosed, but he had been experiencing health problems and underwent a liver transplant earlier this year. Reed is best known for his […]

Velvet Underground to make rare appearance

Courtesy Pitchfork One-time Velvet Underground cohorts Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule are set to appear in the same room together– something that doesn’t happen very often. (But where’s John Cale?– Ed.) The three will talk about VU on December 8 at the New York Public Library as part of their “Live from the […]

Velvet Underground’s Box Set

Courtesy of Los Angeles Times “The Velvet Underground Singles 1966-1969” is an illuminating new boxed set that helps explain how the Lou Reed-led band could be influential enough to get voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without ever having had a hit single or album. For decades now, the Velvets have been […]