the velvet underground

William Gibson: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the December 1988 issue of SPIN. In the last couple of years, science fiction has tossed off the…
Adam Greenfield / August 31, 2019

The Jesus and Mary Chain: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of SPIN. Every summer morning the jets dump several hundred Americans at Gatwick and Heathrow…
Sue Cummings / July 25, 2019

New Order: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the September 1985 issue of SPIN. Jesus Christ, life is depressing. It's surprising that anyone bothers to carry…
Jessica Berens / July 21, 2019

Sonic Youth: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the August 1985 issue of SPIN. The street is filled with broken Malta bottles. The building's doorway is…
Bryron Coley / July 21, 2019

The Velvet Underground’s The Complete Matrix Tapes to Be Released on Vinyl for First Time

The Velvet Underground's live recordings at a 1969 residency at former San Francisco club the Matrix are being released in a special edition vinyl set…
Israel Daramola / June 27, 2019

Todd Haynes to Direct the Velvet Underground Documentary

In the first secret project to hit the Croisette, buyers will get to see footage from an untitled Todd Haynes documentary about seminal rock group…

New York Public Library Releases Lou Reed Cards

In celebration of their new Lou Reed Archive, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has issued a limited run of Lou Reed-themed library…
Will Gottsegen / March 15, 2019

First We Had the Velvet Underground, Then the Ramones, Then This Insane Real Estate Ad

There's no denying that Manhattan's East Village is hallowed ground for rock and punk history. It's the former site of CBGB's, the legendary club where…
Andy Cush / February 6, 2019

Watch Courtney Love Cover the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for the Man”

Courtney Love was one of many performers at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles Monday night who congregated there for a benefit concert. The concert,…
Andy Cush / April 18, 2018

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover John Lennon, U2, and The Velvet Underground in Brazil

Eddie Vedder is squeezing in a three-night run of solo gigs during Pearl Jam's stint in Brazil, where they performed at the country's Lollapalooza festival on…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 30, 2018

Beck – “I’m Waiting For The Man” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

Beck has released a new cover of The Velvet Underground classic "I'm Waiting For The Man." Beck's version was produced for Spotify's "Music Happens Here"
Jordan Freiman / January 25, 2018

Animal Collective, Sky Ferreira, MGMT, and More Will Join John Cale For His Velvet Underground & Nico Anniversary Shows

John Cale is set to perform a series of celebration shows in Brooklyn next week for the 50th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's iconic banana-covered…
Rob Arcand / November 11, 2017

Watch John Cale and Moe Tucker Reunite to Play The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting For The Man”

Original Velvet Underground members John Cale and Moe Tucker reunited to pay tribute to their former band with a performance of "I'm Waiting For The Man"
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 12, 2017

Listen to Lou Reed Perform “Sweet Jane” From an Upcoming Live Album of Shuttered NYC Venue the Bottom Line

The Bottom Line was a beloved, intimate music venue in lower Manhattan where many established artists played in the 1970s, '80s and '90s. It went…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 17, 2017

Revisit Glen Campbell’s Poignant Covers of the Replacements, Foo Fighters, Green Day, and the Velvet Underground

Late country music legend Glen Campbell made his name largely as a master interpreter, spinning songs by Allen Toussaint and his longtime collaborator Jimmy Webb…
Andy Cush / August 9, 2017
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