Few performers can match the pervasive influence of Lou Reed, whose spell as leader of The Velvet Underground and prolific career as a solo artist went on to inspire scores of the world's best loved musicians. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Mick Rock — the photographer who shot the famous portrait of Reed adorning his most enduring solo album, 1972's "Transformer" — claimed that the underground scene of the early seventies that created a melting pot of talent and brought Lou Reed together with such luminaries as David Bowie and Iggy Pop could never exist again ... and that there could never be another Lou Reed: "There is none of that time to play together and influence each other today because of the internet. Anything can go viral now and become successful immediately."
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Coney Island Baby is an album of love songs. In 1975, Lou Reed was recording it as a follow-up to the baffling Metal Machine Music. Coming from that formless and seemingly random experiment in noise exploration—which he did because he felt like it—this record was Reed’s response to some industry pressure, along with his reminder that he was talented as they come. It was borne from necessity as Reed found himself in a difficult position at the time. His career was in jeopardy for lack of new, accessible music, and his finances were suffering.
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Today marks what would have been Lou Reed’s 79th birthday. The legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on March 2, 1942 in New York City. Reed would go on to co-found The Velvet Underground in 1964. Reed’s deadpan, conversational vocals and subversive songwriting were at the forefront of The Velvet Underground sound.
Liz Phair has released ‘Hey Lou’, her first new song in two years. The American singer’s latest effort is a heartfelt homage to both Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson and comes accompanied by a video that features puppet versions of both iconic artists. While the track itself features references to...
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Syracuse alum Lou Reed is a sexy puppet in new Liz Phair music video. Syracuse University alumnus Lou Reed, the late rock legend who co-founded the Velvet Underground, is a sexy puppet in a new music video from Liz Phair. The “Why Can’t I” songwriter’s first new song in two years, “Hey Lou,” is being described as a playful nod to Reed’s relationship with Laurie Anderson, who also appears in puppet form as they flirt, kiss, and canoodle by a crackling fire. “Have you ever wondered what love looks like for your favorite celebrity couple behind closed doors?,” Phair said in a statement. “‘Hey Lou’ imagines a day in the life of two music legends, whose union was an inspiration for rock bands and a source of curiosity for die hard romantics.”
The fourth show in David Bowie’s ongoing, comprehensive Brilliant Live Adventures will be Look At The Moon! (Live Phoenix Festival 97). The set features previously unreleased rarities, including a cover of Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman,” which the band played at their secret show as ‘The Tao Jones Index’ at the festival the previous day.
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My brother Patrick’s apartment is, at any/every moment, home to 15–20 books on Lou Reed. I like to count them when I visit, wondering if the number has significance in some hidden way like rings in a tree trunk or spots on a ladybug. The real significance you can get without the head count: Lou Reed is his favorite artist. The last time I was in his apartment it boasted 18 Lou Reed books, though just by crossing the threshold I ran up the score to 18 Lou Reed books and one bookseller who idiotsplained IV drug use to Lou Reed in the last year of his life. He did not, as you can imagine, need that explanation, but anyone who hears about what I did immediately demands one. And so, here we are.
Longtime Lou Reed keyboardist Michael Fonfara died in a Toronto hospital on Friday (Jan. 8) at age 74 of cancer. The Stevensville, Ontario-born keyboard player's death was confirmed by his publicist, who said Fonfara had battled cancer for two years. Fonfara is best known for his decade-long run performing with late punk progenitor Reed on the albums Rock and Roll Heart (1976), Street Hassle (1978), Live: Take No Prisoners (1978), The Bells (1979) and 1980's Growing Up in Public, which he co-wrote and co-produced with Reed.
Internationally renowned Canadian keyboard player, Michael Fonfara has died in a Toronto hospital on January 8th, due to complications from his two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. Born in Stevensville, ON, Canada in 1946, the former Lou Reed keyboardist/bandleader appeared on nine of Reed’s albums between 1974 and 2005,...
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Michael Fonfara, the keyboardist best known for his tenure alongside Lou Reed, has died at the age of 74. The Canadian musician passed away in a Toronto hospital on Jan. 8, the tragic culmination of a two-year battle with cancer. The keyboardist’s death was confirmed by his publicist. Between 1974...
Lou Reed and Downchild’s piano-man Michael Fonfara passed away on Friday morning, following a two-year battle with cancer. Awarding winning pianist and keyboardist Michael Fonfara passed away on Friday at 74-years-old. CBC reported the sad news yesterday morning, noting that Fonfara had been battling cancer for over two years. Fonfara...
Internationally renowned Canadian keyboard player Michael Fonfara has died in a Toronto hospital on January 8, 2021, due to complications from his two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. Born in Stevensville, Ontario in 1946, the former Lou Reed keyboardist/bandleader appeared on nine of Reed's albums between 1974 and 2005,...
Happy birthday Robert Quine (Richard Hell, Lou Reed, Lloyd Cole, John Zorn, Matthew Sweet). To paraphrase fellow birthday boy Bo Diddley, “Had guitar, did travel.” Read Sweet in MAGNET on how Quine taught him to love the Byrds: