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Brian Eno Shares Cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘I’m Set Free’

Next week, Brian Eno will release The Ship, his first solo album in four years. Closing the two-song set will be the three-part "Fickle Sun,"
Andrew Unterberger / April 21, 2016

Animal Collective, John Cale, Libertines and More Play Paris Tribute to Velvet Underground & Nico

Since it's never a bad time to assemble an all-star team of left-field friends to salute one of the greatest underground rock albums of all-time,…
Andrew Unterberger / April 4, 2016

Waka Flocka Raps Over a Velvet Underground Instrumental on ‘Ask Charlamagne’

One wouldn't expect Waka Flocka Flame and the Velvet Underground to play nicely together, and yet on the outlandish rapper's slick new track, "Ask Charlamagne," they…
James Grebey / January 4, 2016

An Unreleased Velvet Underground Album Will Finally See the Light of Day

The Velvet Underground's 1969 self-titled third album turned 45 this year, and they're celebrating this landmark with a new, elaborately stuffed box set. While that's great…
James Grebey / October 2, 2014

‘A Good Friend’: Lou Reed Remembered by the Velvet Underground’s Moe Tucker

Looking back on the musicians we lost in 2013, Lou Reed's name stands out. Reed's former Velvet Underground bandmates Maureen "Moe" Tucker and Doug Yule…
Marc Hogan / December 16, 2013

Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground Get Served by Personal & the Pizzas

"Surprisingly very few articles re: the influence of pizza on the last 5 years of musicmaking."
Marc Hogan / December 12, 2013

Velvet Underground Bandmates to Remember Lou Reed for U.K. TV Special

British television has decided December 15 is a perfect day for a Lou Reed documentary. BBC Four will broadcast Lou Reed Remembered at 9 p.m.
Marc Hogan / December 10, 2013

Hear Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Parody Band

"Papa John Says." "I'm Beginning to Eat the Slice." "I'm Waiting for Delivery Man." "Cheese Days." "Pizza Day." "All the Pizza Parties." "Take a Bite…
Marc Hogan / December 9, 2013

Stream Gap Dream’s Spacey Cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Sister Ray’

Burger Records is honoring the 45th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat with its very own version of the 1968 classic. On December…
Kyle McGovern / December 9, 2013

Hear Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel Cover the Velvet Underground’s ‘I Heard Her Call My Name’

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat, Burger Records has assembled its own version of the avant-garde classic, featuring covers…
Kyle McGovern / December 6, 2013

Stream Curtis Harding’s Joyous Cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Here She Comes Now’

This whole week, SPIN is premiering a different track from Burger Records' upcoming tribute album to the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat. We've already unveiled…
Kyle McGovern / December 5, 2013

Hear Mozes and the Firstborn’s Gritty Cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Lady Godiva’s Operation’

In honor of the 45th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat, Burger Records has tapped a handful of artists to record their own…
Kyle McGovern / December 4, 2013

Stream the Memories’ Faithful Cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘The Gift’

On December 10, Burger Records will issue The Velvet Underground — White Light/White Heat Tribute Album, a cassette-only full-length that honors the 45th anniversary of…
Kyle McGovern / December 3, 2013

Stream Natural Child’s Epic Cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light/White Heat’

The Velvet Underground's classic second album, White Light/White Heat, turned 45 this year, and to commemorate the occasion, on December 10, Universal Music Enterprises will release…
Kyle McGovern / December 2, 2013

Lou Reed’s New York City: The Velvets’ Stomping Grounds, Today

Even though Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground are intrinsically associated with New York, the city that spawned them, Reed's lyrics are surprisingly scant on…
Jem Aswad / October 29, 2013

Five Great Rap Songs that Sample Lou Reed or the Velvet Underground

The death of Lou Reed leaves a void in indie rock, punk rock, experimental music, and general underground go-you-own-wayness that will never be filled. His…
SPIN Staff / October 28, 2013

John Cale ‘Hated’ Regurgitating Velvet Underground Hits for Nostalgia-Act Reunion

It's been 21 years since the Velvet Underground's classic lineup first reunited, and John Cale still considers the iconic band's brief reconciliation a "big disappointment."
Kyle McGovern / July 29, 2013

There’s Money in the Banana Lawsuit: Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol Foundation Settle

In January 2012, the Velvet Underground sued the Andy Warhol Foundation over the trademark to the famous banana design on the cover of the band's…
Marc Hogan / May 30, 2013

Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light/White Heat’ Turns 45: Hear Six Incredible Covers

The Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat originally came out 45 years ago today. The New York avant-garde rock legends' second album — and first without Nico, and…
Marc Hogan and Kyle McGovern / January 30, 2013

Download Thee Oh Sees’ Volatile Velvet Underground Cover ‘European Son’

"It's always a little threatening to take on material I consider perfect as is," says Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer. "The only rule being,…
David Bevan / October 29, 2012
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