Tag: Lou Reed

Lou Reed’s ‘New York’ to receive 6-disc reissue with unreleased studio, live tracks

Lou Reed’s ‘New York’ to receive 6-disc reissue with unreleased studio, live tracks

Rhino Records this fall will release a 6-disc expanded reissue of Lou Reed’s 1989 solo triumph New York, a collection that will include previously unreleased studio material, a full live reproduction of the record, a DVD and a double-vinyl pressing of the album. See the full tracklist and other details right here.

Listen to Lou Reed’s unreleased a cappella demo of ‘Endless Cycle’ off 1989’s ‘New York’

Listen to Lou Reed’s unreleased a cappella demo of ‘Endless Cycle’ off 1989’s ‘New York’

Today would have been the late Lou Reed’s 77th birthday, and, to mark the occasion, his representatives shared a “previously unheard” demo of the song “Endless Cycle,” which appeared on the 1989 album New York — which was released 30 years ago this past January. Hear it here.

New releases: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ expanded, plus Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico live set

New releases: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ expanded, plus Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico live set

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday. This week’s new releases include reissues of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ and the ‘Live at the Bataclan 1972’ album by Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico.

Heaven knows we’re miserable now: The Smiths snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Heaven knows we’re miserable now: The Smiths snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The prospects of The Smiths all gathering in the same room — forget about a live performance, just getting the four together behind a podium would have been a miracle — were dashed early Tuesday when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced next year’s inductees, a list that did not include the first-time nominees.

The Smiths nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — plus Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails, Kraftwerk

The Smiths nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — plus Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails, Kraftwerk

After six years of eligibility, The Smiths were nominated today for induction as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, joining a list of nominees that includes Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the late Lou Reed, Kraftwerk, Sting and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Mike Mills help Joseph Arthur pay tribute to Lou Reed on Letterman

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Mike Mills help Joseph Arthur pay tribute to Lou Reed on Letterman

By now you’ve heard about R.E.M.’s Mike Mills breaking the news of David Letterman’s retirement yesterday, but here’s the reason he was even there: Mills and former bandmate Peter Buck reunited on “The Late Show” to back Joseph Arthur’s performance of “Walk on the Wild Side.”

Contest: Win Morrissey’s new ‘Satellite of Love’ single on 7-inch or 12-inch vinyl

Contest: Win Morrissey’s new ‘Satellite of Love’ single on 7-inch or 12-inch vinyl

Late last year, Morrissey paid tribute to the life and legacy of Lou Reed by releasing a live cover of “Satellite of Love” as a digital single. Now comes the release of that 2011 performance on 7-inch and 12-inch vinyl — and Rhino is hooking us up with five copies of each to give away to lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

New releases: Black Flag, Nick Cave, David J, US Festival, Rozz Williams, TMBG, Lou Reed

New releases: Black Flag, Nick Cave, David J, US Festival, Rozz Williams, TMBG, Lou Reed

This week’s new releases include the first new album from Black Flag since 1985, plus a Nick Cave live album, reissues from David J, Lemonheads, Ghost Dance and They Might Be Giants, a posthumous collection from Rozz Williams, a new Lou Reed compilation and a long-awaited US Festival DVD.

Morrissey to release live cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Satellite of Love’ as digital, vinyl single

Morrissey to release live cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Satellite of Love’ as digital, vinyl single

Morrissey will celebrate the life and legacy of Lou Reed by releasing a single featuring a live cover of the late rocker’s 1972 classic “Satellite of Love” recorded two years ago first as a digital download in early December and then on vinyl early next year, according to an announcement made via semi-official fansite True To You.

Lou Reed, rock icon and leader of The Velvet Underground, 1942-2013

Lou Reed, rock icon and leader of The Velvet Underground, 1942-2013

Just months after surviving a secret liver transplant and declaring himself “a triumph of modern medicine, physics and chemistry,” legendary rocker Lou Reed — the leader of The Velvet Underground, who would later release classic solo albums such as Transformer, Berlin and New York — died today at age 71.

‘RIP Lou Reed’: Morrissey, David Bowie, Ian McCulloch, Pixies and more on legend’s death

‘RIP Lou Reed’: Morrissey, David Bowie, Ian McCulloch, Pixies and more on legend’s death

Not surprisingly, news of legendary rocker Lou Reed’s death traveled with lightning speed across the Internet today, and an entire generation of musicians influenced by him and The Velvet Underground quickly weighed in on the legend’s passing. Below we’ve collected social media reaction from many of them.

Lou Reed recovering from life-saving liver transplant: ‘I am a triumph of modern medicine’

Lou Reed recovering from life-saving liver transplant: ‘I am a triumph of modern medicine’

No official reason was given when Lou Reed canceled his performances at Coachella and three other California concerts this spring, but now we know why: Reed recently underwent a liver transplant that was necessary to save his life, his wife Laurie Anderson tells The Times of London.

Coachella 2013: The Stone Roses, New Order, OMD, Nick Cave, Johnny Marr, Blur and more

Coachella 2013: The Stone Roses, New Order, OMD, Nick Cave, Johnny Marr, Blur and more

The original lineup of The Stone Roses will makes its U.S. debut at April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, joining headliners Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a bill that also includes New Order, OMD, both Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Johnny Marr and more.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Lou Reed hosts early episode, interviews Suzanne Vega — 1986

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Lou Reed hosts early episode, interviews Suzanne Vega — 1986

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to some newly uploaded clips — via dpallen — of the legendary Lou Reed hosting an episode some time in 1986. Check out a 7-minute clip of a very prickly Reed grilling Mark Josephson, co-director of the New Music Seminar and shorter clips of the rocker chatting with Suzanne Vega.