(Instagram) It's not always easy being a Kanye West fan. Though he's responsible for some of the most groundbreaking music of the past several decades, the Chicago native is unfortunately becoming just as famous for his outlandish outbursts as he is for his beats. Ask the average pop culture enthusiast what West's most memorable accomplishment was in the past year and you'll most likely get an answer involving Kim Kardashian or leather jogging pants. Nevermind that album Yeezus, which landed...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)Lou Reed, rock pioneer, is dead. Lou Bega, Mambo king of the late '90s, is not.On Monday, Bega, who lives in Berlin, Germany, took to Facebook to clear up the rumor that he'd met his maker over the weekend. "R.I.P Lou Reed the Genius who took Walks on the Wild side," Bega wrote. "Ps: i have been receiving Tons of condolences because of a Journalist confusing our Identities. Lou Bega sends his condolences to mr.Reeds Family."Bega must have appreciated the kind words about his...Read Full Story
Legendary Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed died Sunday, reports Rolling Stone. The 71-year-old musician's cause of death has not been revealed, but he did undergo a liver transplant in May.Reed, who got his start with Velvet Underground in the '60s, leaves behind wife Laurie Anderson, a performance artist who also took the stage with him in recent years. They married in 2008 after dating in the '90s, after Reed split from wife Slyvia Morales. Reed was hugely influencial in music and pop...Read Full Story
Pass Thru Fire: the Collected Lyrics is the latest work by Lou Reed, but it's not a traditional book. It spans more than three decades of lyrics that Reed composed, from the days of the Velvet Underground to his successful solo career with albums like Transformer. Reed showed up at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York yesterday to read from the book. I don't know about you, but I would have loved to be around for this performance: I imagine it would have been Lou Reed speaking the...Read Full Story
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