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Saturday Jul 12 | Daily Mail

Laurie Anderson, widow of rock legend Lou Reed, TRAPPED inside of...

She is the widow of late rock legend Lou Reed, wh o played guitar with the influential Velvet Underground in addition t o making is own critically-acclaimed solo albums What began as a revitalizing trip to the spa for Laurie Anderson, renowned performance artist/musician and wife of the late Lou Reed, suddenly transformed into a nightmare when she ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Velvet Underground

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Daily Mail

From Bob Dylan to Jay-Z, interactive musical Google map pinpoints...

Over the years hundreds of references to New York's landmarks and streets have been made by song writers - and now they've been turned into an interactive Google Map.


Related Topix: WebMD, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Pop/Rock

Fri Jul 04, 2014


Velvet Underground: VU [Reviews]

MGM Records was purging their less profitable acts, the band was released from their contract causing this album to be shelved and remain unheard for many years.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Velvet Underground, The Records, October, Stephanie

Thu Jul 03, 2014


Man Forever brings thunder, bliss to the Middle East

As drummer for Oneida, the New York-based psych-freakout band that embraces maximalism in thrilling ways, John "Kid Millions" Colpitts made a name for himself with his relentless mastery of his instrument - playing that could at times stretch on for hours, should the band be presenting one of its trademark marathon shows.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Music, Entertainment


Lou Reed's estate reportedly worth over $20 million

Lou Reed left an estate worth over $20 million, his executors said in a new court filing that provides a glimpse of the value of the musical rights and other assets he acquired during a more than 40-year career.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, East Hampton, NY, Hampton, NY, Music, Entertainment

Wed Jul 02, 2014


Graceland May Remove Presley's Planes, Lou Reed Estate Worth $20 Million

Planning a trip to Graceland ? You may have until next year to see the famous planes, in which Elvis Presley once rode in.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Boing Boing

Lou Reed saved $30m despite no "breakout hit"

His biggest hit album in the US, 1974's Sally Can't Dance, reached no higher than No 10, and he stalled his commercial momentum by following it with Metal Machine Music, four sides of white noise.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Journal Gazette

Yahoo rescuing sitcom

Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television announced Monday that the show's creator, Dan Harmon , will serve as an executive producer for 13 new episodes.


Related Topix: Media, Sony Pictures Television, Television, Yvette Nicole Brown, Pop/Rock, Hampton, NY, East Hampton, NY

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Lou Reed's estate worth over $20M, executors say

Reed's executors value musical rights and various other assets in his estate at $20.3 million in court papers filed Monday in Manhattan.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, East Hampton, NY, Hampton, NY, The Velvet Underground

Mon Jun 30, 2014


Lou Reed's fortune

Robert Gotterer, the former manager of the 'Walk on the Wild Side' hitmaker - who died of liver disease last October aged 71 - was appointed to oversee the star's estate in November and reported to Manhattan Surrogate's Court last week that he has so far collected $20,379,169 in "money and other property".


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Velvet Underground, Personal Finance, Retirement, Avantgarde, Laurie Anderson

Fri Jun 27, 2014


Dick Wagner to Play in Mid-Michigan this Weekend

This will be the former Alice Cooper and Lou Reed guitarist's first show in the town in nearly 50 years.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock


Man Forever And So Percussion Bring Complex And Challenging Rhythms To New London

Composer and multi-instrumentalist John Colpitts was known in indie rock circles as the drummer for Oneida when, in 2012, as Man Forever, he released the album "Pansophical Cataract," inspired by Lou Reed's landmark "Metal Machine Music."


Related Topix: New London, CT, Pop/Rock, Lakeville, CT, Litchfield County, CT, Music, Entertainment

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Ranking Lou Reed's albums from best to worst

After Lou Reed died last Oct. 27, I began listening to his albums in chronological order and blogging about them every Friday.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Friday, Lulu, The Velvet Underground, Entertainment