The Velvet Underground


The Enduring Influence and Tragedy of Nico

Exploring her impact beyond the band.


Honey Radar Broke Into a Radio Station to Perform a Guerrilla Musical Seance

Listen to a spontaneous salute to Robert Quine, the legendary guitarist who recorded The Velvet Underground.


Andy Warhol Wanted Lou Reed to Be His 'Mickey Mouse'

Billy Name, a late key figure in the 60s art scene and briefly Warhol's lover, speaks to the authors of 'Please Kill Me' about the Velvet Underground's breakup, and the time Warhol was almost murdered.


Patti Smith and Her Daughter Cover Nico’s “Fearfully in Danger” and It’s as Amazing As You’d Expect

The Soundwalk Collective's new record reinterprets the singer's songs and poetry.


Cinema Legend Jonas Mekas Makes His Miami Debut

The 93-year-old avant-garde film pioneer touches down in the Design District for a screening of ‘Walden’ Parts I and II and a huge exhibition.


Watch The Velvet Underground’s John Cale Perform "White Light/White Heat" with The Libertines

Behold! The superband you never knew you always wanted.


Listen to Julian Casablancas Cover The Velvet Underground's "Run Run Run"

For 'Vinyl'—HBO's new Scorsese-helmed, balls out, 1970s music industry TV series—Julian Casablancas lends his pipes to the character of Lou Reed.


John Cale's 21st Century: Music for a New Society, for a New Society

The Velvet Underground's founder discusses the dramatic rework of his seminal LP 'Music for a New Society,' plus he talks Lou Reed, drugs, God, punk, and much more.


Father John Misty Covers Ryan Adams Covering Taylor Swift But Does so In the Style of Lou Reed

"My ongoing tribute to the classic Ryan Adams album 1989."


Beyond the Call: A Memory of Lou Reed

I met Lou Reed and his wife, Laurie Anderson, through a mutual friend. Over the last three years of his life, my girlfriend Vera and I got to spend a little time with them, dining together and going to the theater. It was a double pleasure for me and...


My Dear Friend Lou Reed, by Mick Rock

If he was your friend, he was one of the sweetest people you could ever know. He was a man capable of deep empathy. I loved him for over 40 years.