the velvet underground

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

The Velvet Underground Are Getting a Todd Haynes-Directed Documentary

Variety reports that Amazon will release a documentary series centered on the Velvet Underground. The limited series will be directed by Todd Haynes, who previously directed…
Brian Josephs / August 7, 2017

Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson Went Out in New York City Every Single Night

The new New York Times profile of the renowned NYC musician and multimedia artist Laurie Anderson is filled with delightful little details. Anderson does an impression of…
Andy Cush / April 21, 2017

Hear Father John Misty’s Charming, Faithful Cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Who Loves the Sun”

There aren't many Velvet Underground songs that would seem like a natural fit for a Father John Misty cover, but "Who Loves the Sun," the…
Andy Cush / April 18, 2017

Watch Laurie Anderson Perform Lou Reed’s The Raven and Other Unreleased Works

Lou Reed's personal archives--a diverse collection featuring everything from original writing drafts, to quirky personal affects, to hours of unreleased audio and video--are now on display…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 14, 2017

Watch Billy Corgan Cover the Velvet Underground Live

Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins bandmate Jeff Schroeder visited the lead singer's Chicago teahouse, Madame ZuZu's, last night, where they did an acoustic set and…
Rachel Brodsky / May 14, 2016

The Velvet Underground Tear ‘Venus In Furs’ Apart in Rare Color Footage

Soon after releasing the 45th anniversary reissue of their self-titled third studio album, the Velvet Underground have a new piece of mid-century nostalgia for you:…
Rachel Brodsky / December 1, 2014

Review: The Velvet Underground’s Self-Titled ‘Super Deluxe Edition’ Is a Treasure

Devoted legions of Velvet Underground fans have probably heard some or most of what's found on the 45th-anniversary reissue of the band's self-titled 1969 album.
Dan Reilly / November 25, 2014

The Velvet Underground Share Previously Unreleased ‘One of These Days’

The Velvet Underground's 45th-anniversary reissue of their self-titled third LP includes a ton of previously unreleased goodies, including a bunch of alternative mixes, mono versions,…
Dan Reilly / November 21, 2014

Hear the Velvet Underground’s Live, Remastered ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’

Velvet Underground die-hards will have one heck of a Christmukkah present to look forward to this year. We're talking, of course, about the band's upcoming…
Rachel Brodsky / November 4, 2014

Watch This Andy Warhol-Directed Velvet Underground Concert

Andy Warhol's support of the Velvet Underground is well documented, but a recently unearthed concert doc demonstrates a further intersection between his experimentally minded filmmaking…
Colin Joyce / May 27, 2014

Lou Reed Remembered By Friends, Colleagues, Ex-Wife at SXSW Panel

Six years ago, the late Lou Reed was South By Southwest's keynote speaker — a slot which generally involves a famous rock icon giving words…
David Menconi / March 13, 2014

Personal & the Pizzas Dis Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground on Zesty ‘Death Threat’

The pizza wars are heating up again. And this time, it's Personal. To recap: Last December, the online music world learned that Macaulay Culkin was…
Marc Hogan / February 7, 2014
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