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  1. East Village Radio to Close, Cites High Cost of Licensing

    4:52 pm PDT 05/14/2014
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    The influential outlet, which started airing in 2003 as a 10-watt pirate station, was the victim of its own success. READ MORE

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  2. SXSW: Lou Reed Remembered in All-Star Tribute (Video)

    5:56 pm PDT 03/15/2014
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    Richard Barone and Alejandro Escovedo host Suzanne Vega, Lucinda Williams, Garland Jeffreys and Fleshtones in warm, but edgy homage. READ MORE

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  3. A Last Goodbye to Lou Reed: Laurie Anderson, Paul Simon, Patti Smith Celebrate NYC Legend

    5:30 am PST 12/17/2013
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    Friends, family members, fellow musicians and loved ones gathered at the Apollo Theater in Harlem to mark 50 days since New York lost its favorite downtown son. READ MORE

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  4. Stevie Van Zandt on Nelson Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Anthem 'Sun City': 'We Named Names' (Q&A)

    5:43 pm PST 12/09/2013
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    A 1985 break from the E Street Band allowed the guitarist and actor to pull together an all-star record -- among the artists featured on the track: Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Bono and Lou Reed -- and raise awareness about the struggle in South Africa. READ MORE

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  5. Macaulay Culkin Forms Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Tribute Band

    4:05 pm PST 12/09/2013
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    The actor's new band is called The Pizza Underground, whose songs ooze with cheesy puns. READ MORE

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  6. Morrissey To Release Cover of Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love'

    10:00 pm PST 11/16/2013
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    "Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be," writes Morrissey of the late Velvet Underground frontman. READ MORE

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  7. Lou Reed Public Memorial Set for NYC

    2:38 pm PST 11/13/2013
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    The Lincoln Center event will be open to fans and include "no speeches, no live performances, just Lou's voice, guitar music & songs," reads a post on the late musician's Facebook page. READ MORE

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  8. Lou Reed Leaves Estate to Wife, Sister

    9:13 pm PST 11/04/2013
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    The Velvet Underground front man and "Walk on the Wild Side" singer died Oct. 27 of complications from a liver transplant. READ MORE

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  9. Lou Reed's Death: 'He Was a Prince and a Fighter,' Says Wife Laurie Anderson

    1:38 pm PDT 10/31/2013
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    "He 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," the rocker's widow writes in the East Hampton Star. READ MORE

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  10. T Bone Burnett on Quitting Wife Callie Khouri's 'Nashville': It Was a 'Drag-Out Fight'

    12:00 pm PDT 10/30/2013
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    The Grammy and Oscar legend, who receives the 2013 Billboard-THR Maestro Award today, on his fourth Coen brothers project, "Inside Llewyn Davis," the "insane" drama around the ABC show, and why he's following doctor's orders not to work with people he doesn't like. READ MORE

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  11. Lou Reed's Album Sales Surge Following Death

    8:10 am PDT 10/30/2013
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    The rock icon's catalog of albums sold 3,000 last week -- up 607 percent from less than 1,000 the week previous. READ MORE

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  12. Lou Reed as Remembered by Legendary Rock Journalist Ben Fong-Torres (Guest Column)

    7:30 am PDT 10/30/2013
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    While Reed previously snapped at writers for asking certain questions, Ben Fong-Torres, who has written for Rolling Stone and GQ, had a much different experience interviewing the late musician: "I lucked out." READ MORE

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  13. Arcade Fire Honors Lou Reed During NPR Concert

    12:16 am PDT 10/29/2013
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    Snippets of Reed's "Perfect Day" and "Satellite of Love" made it into the band's set of songs from new album "Reflektor." READ MORE

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  14. Patti Smith Reflects on Her Late Friend Lou Reed

    2:45 pm PDT 10/28/2013
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    The singer expressed how the late Velvet Underground frontman brought "the sensibility of art and literature" to rock music. READ MORE

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  15. Lou Reed Remembered by Seymour Stein, Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

    2:00 pm PDT 10/28/2013
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    Peers and cultural icons share memories of the Velvet Underground co-founder, who died on Sunday at age 71. READ MORE

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  16. Watch Lou Reed's Directorial Debut, the Holocaust Documentary 'Red Shirley' (Video)

    9:32 am PDT 10/28/2013
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    The late Velvet Underground singer-songwriter picked up a camera to tell the story of his 99-year-old cousin. READ MORE

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  17. John Cale Remembers Friend Lou Reed: 'We Have the Best of Our Fury Laid Out on Vinyl'

    8:51 pm PDT 10/27/2013
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    The two musicians co-founded The Velvet Underground in 1965. READ MORE

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  18. Lou Reed's Death: 5 Memorable Music Moments (Audio)

    2:53 pm PDT 10/27/2013
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    The Velvet Underground co-founder, who later embarked on a solo career, died Sunday at age 71. READ MORE

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  19. Lou Reed's Death: Hollywood Mourns the Rock Icon

    12:53 pm PDT 10/27/2013
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    "He was a master," writes David Bowie, while John Cusack tweets that he was "inspired" by the singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at 71. READ MORE

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  20. Rock Icon Lou Reed Dies at 71

    10:42 am PDT 10/27/2013
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    UPDATE: The acidic singer, songwriter and guitarist founded and fronted Andy Warhol's The Velvet Underground and had solo hits including "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Perfect Day." READ MORE

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