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Iggy Pop, Julian Casablancas, Alison Mosshart & The Arcs perform covers on this week’s ‘Vinyl’ soundtrack

Episode 5 of the show features Iggy Pop covering Nervous Breakdowns, Julian Casablancas covering another VU song, plus tracks from Alison Mosshart covering The Punks, and The Arcs covering Bobby Parks.

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John Cale performing VU’s debut LP in Paris with Animal Collective & more

Animal Collective, Mark Lanegan, members of the LIbertines and many others to help VU member John Cale play the classic album in full.

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Julian Casablancas covered Velvet Underground and Aimee Man covered The Carpenters for new episode of ‘Vinyl’ (listen)

We mentioned that Julian Casablancas was featured on the soundtrack for HBO's Vinyl. Now his contribution has been released, and it's a cover of the Velvet Underground classic "Run Run Run...

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Moe Tucker’s tribute to former bandmate Lou Reed

We already got to read John Cale's tribute to his former Velvet Underground bandmate Lou Reed, who passed away in October, and now VU drummer Moe Tucker has written a lengthy obituary on The Observer...

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Lou Reed, RIP

Lou Reed at 2012 Tibet House Benefit (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Lou Reed, one of the most important, influential, and beloved musicians of our time, has passed away today at 71 years old, reports Rolling Stone...

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Akron/Family released a live album ahead of new studio LP; Miles Seaton tells us his top cassettes played in his new car

Akron/Family at LPR in 2010 (more by Anna Scialli)

Freaky folkies Akron/Family released Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT in 2011, and they've announced that they're planning on releasing a followup in 2013...

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listen to Blasted Canyons feat. Jeremy Cox (of Royal Baths) cover The Velvet Underground’s “Venus In Furs” from tribute LP

As mentioned, John Dwyer's Castle Face label is releasing a tribute to Velvet Underground & Nico on November 6 with covers and more, and they're rolling out the tracks gradually this month...

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Throbbing Gristle releasing Nico tribute; Thee Oh Sees & more on Velvet Underground tribute; Antony has a new LP & video

Industrial vets Throbbing Gristle are finally getting around to completing their "reinterpretation" of Nico's Desertshore, an idea of member Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, who has since passed a...

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The Velvet Underground lose lawsuit against the Warhol estate over rights to banana image

A judge has peeled back one of The Velvet Underground's legal claims involving the use of the band's famed banana logo.

Manhattan federal Judge Alison Nathan tossed the legendary band's request for a court order declaring that the late artistAndy Warhol's foundation doesn't hold a copyright on the iconic image...

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