Lou Reed

At 71, Garland Jeffreys's Just Getting Started

Larry Jaffee | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Garland Jeffreys, one of America's most underrated singer-songwriters, celebrated his 71st birthday on 29 June. A critics' favourite with a solid catalogue of recording work that's perhaps more appreciated in Europe, Jeffreys is on a roll, having recorded two albums in three years, the latest being Truth Serum, among his best, and hitting the stage with more regularity these days.

Jimmy Scott: An Odyssey

Aaron Vallely | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

"Still are thy pleasant voices, thy nightingales, awake; For Death, he taketh all away, but them he cannot take." ~ Heraclitus, William J. Cory. M...

Macaulay Culkin Booed Offstage During Pizza Underground Gig

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

It seems that Macaulay Culkin is taking his pizza-themed Lou Reed tribute band more seriously than we thought after storming off stage during a recent...

Thinking About Lou, 6 Months Later

Larry Jaffee | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Six months after Lou Reed's passing, the inevitable musical tributes still pour in. In New York, there had been a bunch of concerts, and now the first recorded releases are available, including Joseph Arthur's simply put, Lou (Vanguard), which he performed in its entirety at Manhattan's City Winery, along with another dozen or so of his own songs.

Widow Laurie Reveals Lou Reed's Peaceful Final Days

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lou Reed died on Sunday morning "looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air," hi...

The Eternal Legacy of Lou Reed

Johan Kugelberg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Johan Kugelberg

In 2007, I staged an exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Velvet Underground and Nico album. It took place at a very snazzy and upscale upper east side antiquarian book gallery. It was an amazing night. Lou was there, and Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule, and Sterling Morrison's wife Martha.

LOOK: Fail Of The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Can you spot the presumably-not-deliberate mistake? Yes, nothing says 'RIP Lou Reed' like a picture of Iggy Pop. If you want to buy this T-...

Lou Reed Is Dead, Not Lou 'Mambo No 5' Bega, People

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Lou Bega of Mambo No 5 fame has been flooded with messages of sympathy from fans who thought he had died. The singer took to his Facebook page to ...

Rufus Wainwright Serenades Paxman In Lou Reed Tribute

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK

Hats off to Newsnight for a their tribute to Lou Reed who died yesterday, aged 71. His friend Rufus Wainwright was interviewed by Paxman, ending t...

The Spirit of Lou Reed is Very Much Alive

Will Black | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Black

When I was a teenager the only Lou Reed song I heard on the radio was Walk on the Wild Side. Even pirate stations, which I would listen to in the early hours of the morning, only seemed to play that song - which is odd when you consider the fact that not all Lou Reed songs mention blow jobs and amphetamine abuse.

Afterhours: A Lou Reed Tribute

Larry Jaffee | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Lou Reed's death is personally sad because he was singularly responsible for me seriously thinking about non-conventional music, and that after two decades of false starts I finally interviewed in person one of my true idols.

Lou Reed Dies Aged 71

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Lou Reed, the legendary singer, guitarist and frontman of The Velvet Underground has died. The 71-year-old, responsible for the likes of Walk on th...

Famous Creatives Reveal Their Top Tips On Getting Inspired

Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Letting your imagination run wild is easier said than done when it has to share a space with everything else that’s going on in your head. With ever...

Villian Of The Year: Bieber Or One Direction?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Who’s more evil - Simon Cowell, Justin Bieber or One Direction? Not a question you hear every day – or ever – really. Well Kerrang! have aske...

Sued Over A Banana

Posted 13.03.2012 | Home

It is, arguably, the most famous banana in the world – and now it has been deemed important enough to have started a copyright war. Rock band The...


Trevor Neal | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Trevor Neal

Perfect isn't constant. For some unfortunate women the desire for 'perfect' breasts has had tragic results. Ruptured French implants, leaking industrial silicone around the body is far from perfect.