“I mean, they were just painfully stupid and pretentious.”
Sex, polls, and rock n’ roll.
From Yeezus to “Yoncé,” this is what made this year a very odd and exciting time for pop music.
Burger King, la NSA et… Miley Cyrus.
Excellent work, taxonomists.
Not long ago, the idea of selling a song for a commercial would have been seen as career suicide. Now, thanks to the music industry’s implosion and the rise of a new generation of artist-friendly ad execs, bands can barely survive without doing so. But has the bubble already burst?
Laurie Anderson has written an obituary on her husband for a local newspaper.
Plus spoooky video of a tick sucking human blood, the 10 most terrifying Wikipedia articles, and 5 cat videos perfectly matched with Lou Reed songs.
Metro paid tribute to the great Lou Reed yesterday, but sadly a collaboration between him and Lulu never happened and now never will.
The Velvet Underground didn’t just create the blueprint for generations of alternative rock — they set the template for the very idea of cool, subcultural music.
“His music will outlive time itself,” wrote the singer.
From partying with Andy Warhol to performing on Saturday Night Live, a look back on the early life of one of rock music’s greatest icons, who died Oct. 27.
The Velvet Underground frontman and solo legend, who died this weekend, has nearly 50 years worth of hits and influential tunes. Here’s a quick primer.
Friends, music lovers, and musicians expressed their grief at the loss of the music icon.
Updated: The rock pioneer died from an ailment related to a liver transplant in May, his literary agent Andrew Wylie told the Associated Press.
Has he been eating a solid diet of green apple Jolly Ranchers? I need to know what causes this so I will never do it.