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Macaulay Culkin's New Project: Weird or Wonderful?

If you're into pizza and/or the Velvet Underground, maybe both

(Newser) - Macaulay Culkin's latest project is a Velvet Underground cover band, which is somewhat quirky on the face of it. Then comes this tidbit: The Pizza Underground, as the band is called, repurposes all of the original songs it covers so they end up being about pizza. They have titles... More »

Rock's Elite Mourn 'Legend', 'Master' Lou Reed

Music world grieves over his death of liver disease

(Newser) - Friends, fans, and fellow musicians are mourning Lou Reed following the influential rocker's death yesterday at age 71 . Rolling Stone and Digital Spy round up the reactions:
  • Flea's simple tribute on Twitter : "I love Lou reed so much. Always."
  • And from The Who : "RIP Lou
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Lou Reed Dead at 71

Velvet Underground veteran had liver transplant in May

(Newser) - Iconic rocker Lou Reed has died today at the age of 71, reports Rolling Stone in a lengthy obituary celebrating the "massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music." No cause of death was immediately released, but Reed underwent a life-saving liver... More »

Velvet Underground, Warhol Estate Battle Over Banana

Surviving musicians say they own rights to iconic album art

(Newser) - The Velvet Underground is taking the Warhol Foundation to court over the rights to rock and roll's best-known banana. The surviving members of the band argue that the banana illustration then-manager Andy Warhol created for their massively influential 1967 debut album has become their trademark, and Warhol's estate... More »

The 5 Priciest Albums of All Time

Got $200K for Quarrymen vinyl? Too bad, Paul's not selling

(Newser) - As old vinyl gets hipper, Matthew Shepatin of Esquire charts the five most expensive albums in today's market:
  1. That’ll Be the Day/In Spite of All the Danger, The Quarrymen (1958): Features John, Paul, George, and some guys who aren't Ringo. Could sell for $200,000, if Paul would sell.
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