Lou Reed

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Photographer Mick Rock: ‘Social media means we won’t see another Lou Reed’
The veteran, who also snapped David Bowie and Iggy Pop, talks of the birth of the ‘real underground’ and why it won’t happen again

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Suzanne Vega's teenage obsessions: 'Taxi Driver captured something awful but made it beautiful'
In the first of a weekly series where film and music stars discuss their youthful fixations, the US singer recalls silly walks and Saturday Night Fever dance classes

Interview by Dave Simpson

03, Sep, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Carmine Street Guitars: tuning up with New York's finest plank-spankers
Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith all played guitars made from wood salvaged from New York buildings. Now there’s a documentary about the eccentric genius who crafted them

Richard Godwin

17, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Trash, leather, sleaze: how Gary Green shot New York's punk scene
He roomed with a New York Doll and photographed the seedy clubs where Manhattan’s misfits, outsiders and famous faces went out to experience a thrilling new sound

Sean O’Hagan

28, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Laurie Anderson: where to start in her back catalogue
Our Listener’s Digest series continues with the unlikely major-label star and electronic music pioneer who emerged from the New York art world

Maya-Roisin Slater

06, May, 2020 @11:41 AM

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Hal Willner: music producer and SNL supervisor dies aged 64
Willner, who produced albums for Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull, was said to be experiencing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus

Laura Snapes

08, Apr, 2020 @8:34 AM

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I’ll Be Your Mirror by Lou Reed review – bard of New York’s dirty boulevards
The late musician’s collected lyrics reveal a singular songwriter capable of tenderness, nihilism and everything in between

Sean O’Hagan

11, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!

Michael Hann

11, Apr, 2019 @12:13 PM

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Record Store Day: 20 exclusive releases to look out for
Classic vinyl reissues, limited collectors’ editions and unreleased recordings from Fela Kuti, Prince and David Bowie join rare pressings by the Prodigy and the Notorious BIG this Saturday

Gregory Robinson

10, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Inside the Lou Reed archive: 'You can walk directly into his world'
The singer’s widow Laurie Anderson talks about the mountains of material preserved at the new archive launched at the New York Public Library

Rob LeDonne

25, Mar, 2019 @3:10 PM

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Dark Mofo 2018 lineup: Laurie Anderson, St Vincent and a festival of 'dangerous thoughts'
After bringing death threats to its curators last year, the Hobart festival returns in June with an expanded program

Steph Harmon and Stephanie Convery

06, Apr, 2018 @10:22 PM

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'We are the people who are desperate beyond emotion': Lou Reed's lost poetry to be published
Poetry reflecting on nationhood, sex and whiskey, written in 1970 after Lou Reed left the Velvet Underground, is to be published for the first time

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Mar, 2018 @9:13 AM

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