Marisha Chiverton

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Lou Reed: Iron glove, Velvet fist

Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. In this candid interview from 2007, Mick Brown met the legendarily cantankerous rock star<p>I had arranged to meet Lou Reed at 4 o'clock at his favourite cafe in Greenwich Village, New York, and at 4.15 he walked through the door - a short, well-muscled man, wearing …

Lou Reed: 20 Essential Tracks

After leaving the Velvet Underground in 1970, Lou Reed went to work for his dad’s accounting firm as a typist. If he had never played a note of music …

Read Morrissey's Moving Tribute To Lou Reed

"His music will outlive time itself," wrote the singer.<p>No words to express the sadness at the death of Lou Reed. He had been there all my life. He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be. I knew …

The Best Way To Pay Tribute To Lou Reed Is To Say Nothing At All And Just Listen To His Music

Last night and into today, I’ve been thinking of ways to express my love for Lou Reed, the now-deceased frontman for the Velvet Underground, my favorite band of all-time. I could talk about the first time I listened to <i>The Velvet Underground and Nico</i> in my car during high school, and how terrified I …

Lou Reed: A career of being contrary

In December 1964, Lou Reed released what was effectively a solo single under the name the Primitives. Do the Ostrich wasn't the first record to bear his name. For a few months he'd been churning out made-to-order songs for Pickwick, a label that specialised in bargain-basement albums ripping off …

Lou Reed Died "Happy And Dazzled," Says His Wife

Laurie Anderson has written an obituary on her husband for a local newspaper.<p>To our neighbors:What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us.Lou and I spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we're city people …