Andrew Bird + Matt Berninger: Perfect Day (Lou Reed Cover)
From his stunning home performance series "Live From the Great Room," the multi-talented Andrew Bird partnered with The National's Matt Berninger for a cover of the Lou Reed classic "Perfect Day." Between the powerful shared vocals and Bird's signature...
For music lovers, we give you a collector's item, made even more relevant in light of Lou Reed's recent passing. More bound work of art than book, "Transformer" showcases Mick Rock's iconic collection of photographs, shot during the release of Reed...
The Velvet Underground: The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes
Reed is undoubtedly most known for his visionary guitar work and in 1969 a devoted fan captured his brilliance by recording The Velvet Underground's 13-song set at Boston's short-lived, experimental concert venue, the Boston Tea Party. Reportedly...
The Velvet Underground & Nico: I'll Be Your Mirror
In lieu of a musical guilty pleasure this week, we looked to the other aspect of our two-fold PrivateJam series; a deeply personal tune. One of music's most revered critics, the New Yorker's Sasha Frere-Jones, penned a deeply heartfelt postscript about...
Lou Reed: Walk On The Wild Side
Produced by David Bowie, "Walk On The Wild Side"—from his second solo album Transformer—is one of Reed's biggest mainstream successes. The epically irreverent 1972 track speaks to so much of his life's widespread interests: New York City, curious adventures...
Lou Reed: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
After 71 colorful years the immensely influential musician Lou Reed (born on 2 March 1942) passed away on Sunday, 27 October 2013. Not since Elvis has rock'n'roll received such a loss, and the indelible mark this distinctly talented artist left on...
Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson: Halloween Parade
Lou Reed is survived by his wife, the multifarious artist and musician Laurie Anderson. The pair often performed together, and the holiday-appropriate video of their Parisian performance of "Halloween Parade" showcases their unique collaborative energy...
ListenUp: Lou Reed Tribute
Lou Reed: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean After 71 colorful years the immensely influential musician Lou Reed (born on 2 March 1942) passed away on Sunday, 27 October 2013. Not since Elvis has rock'n'roll received such a loss, and the indelible...