Did You Hear?
:: Pitbull stole the spotlight from Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte during the World Cup opening ceremony. It’s not for being an electrifying performer, though – his high-waisted white capris, what one viewer called “diaper pants,” became the talk of social media. [ABC]
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:: Now this is embarrassing. It turns out a number of people confused Lou Reed for Lou… More »
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:: It seems like Jay-Z’s NYC concert is no longer! The rapper was scheduled to perform at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in Times Square on July 8, but the city has denied the concert approval due to concern over fireworks and terrorism over the upcoming holiday weekend. [NY Post]
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Judging by the accompanying image, Susan Boyle’s perfect day looks pretty gloomy. But her “Perfect Day” video—which was shot in her home country of Scotland—is actually quite hauntingly beautiful. And now the shocker—Lou Reed, who originally recorded the song, directed the video. (UPDATE: Despite several reports to the contrary, Entertainment Weekly’s Music Mix reports that… More »
Leave it to Susan Boyle to dust up a little controversy just as the week seemed to winding down. Her rendition of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” made headlines today, while the past seven days also offered up new music from Josh Groban and David Archuleta, an act of goodwill from Lady Gaga, some praise for… More »
Earlier today we wrote about the alleged smackdown Lou Reed gave Susan Boyle with regards to her planned performance of his song “Perfect Day” on yesterday’s episode of America’s Got Talent. And while the masses were denied hearing SuBo sing the 1972 ballad, we’ve got her recorded version of the song for your listening pleasure… More »
Believe what you will with this one, but the Sun is reporting that chart topper Susan Boyle flew to Los Angeles to tape a performance of Lou Reed’s 1972 ballad “Perfect Day” (a song, mind you, often thought to refer to the onetime Velvet Underground singer’s heroin use) for America’s Got Talent yesterday. Alas, the… More »
In the five years I lived within a mile of the Chandler (Ariz.) Arts Center, the most high-profile show at the venue involved either John Tesh or Mickey Rooney. And then I move, and four months later Lou Reed is performing there with Laurie Anderson. There are a few catches, though: The show is at… More »
Once again, we present Rock-Critically Correct, a feature in which the most recent issues of Rolling Stone, Blender, Vibe, and Spin are given a once-over by a writer who’s contributed to many of those magazines, as well as a few others! In this installment, he looks at the new issue of Spin: … More »
“Lou Reed’s New York Shuffle,” a new weekly music program, will debut on Sirius Satellite Radio this Sunday. Episodes are hosted newlywed Lou Reed and the king of classy covers albums, Hal Willner. More »
NME news editor Paul Stokes shares three “indie rock nightmares” on the magazine’s blog, but they’re along the lines of “I live with Julian Casablancas” and “this guy from the Klaxons is looking at me!” The world of indie rock has infinitely more disturbing horrors, and while I’ve never actually had the three dreams I… More »
They’ve been living together and making googly-eyes at each other on stage for over a decade, but NYC lovers Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson didn’t seal the deal until earlier this month. More »
The Black Keys, the blues-rock/country-punk/hyphenated-something duo from Ohio, have agreed to let Danger Mouse ride the faders on their 2008 album. More »
I was excited to see the newest issue of American Photo had devoted itself to the inherent rockingness of photography, but knew I was in for a bumpy ride just by merely glancing at the cover, which offered a neon smorgasboard of musicians-turned-photogs: Mick Fleetwood, Lenny Kravitz, Graham Nash, Perry Farrell, Melissa Auf Der Maur,… More »
In case you were wondering what, exactly, you were missing when you heard about all those industry parties featuring big-name musical guests, Lou Reed is here to let you know that the answer is “Not much, except for that drained-soul feeling.” More »