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Nearly 50 Years Into Her Career, Laurie Anderson is Still Fearless

At 70, Laurie Anderson is producing some of her best work ever. We spoke to the experimental icon about politics, art and virtual reality.
Isabella Trimboli

These Are the 20 Best Gorillaz Collaborators

Ahead of 'Humanz,' we ranked the guest vocalists who have helped bring Damon Albarn's cartoon band to life.
Michael Rancic
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch the Trailer for 'SHOT!,' the Doc That Explores the Golden Age of Rock from Behind the Camera Lens

The VICE-produced film is coming out April 11 and follows iconic photographer Mick Rock, who worked alongside David Bowie, Lou Reed, and more.
Noisey Staff

Photographer Mixes Lou Reed Lyrics With Mongolian Emptiness in this Ghostly Series

Italian photographer Alessandro Zanoni makes like a poetic ghost in his lyrical photographs of a deserted urban town.
Diana Shi
Please Kill Me

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.
Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
Holy Shit

Watch Billy Corgan Cover The Velvet Underground in His Tea House

Don't break Billy's heart.
John Hill
Holy Shit

Julian Casablancas Covered The Velvet Underground's "Venus In Furs" For HBO's 'Vinyl'

Casablancas evokes the spirit and power of Lou Reed like no other.
John Hill

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.
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Listen to David Bowie Impersonate Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and More in a Newly Unearthed Recording

David Bowie's sense of humor was too good.
John Hill
The Crown and Spectre Issue

Fruit Salad with Laurie Anderson and Her Dog

Talking love, death, and post-9/11 surveillance with the avant-garde artist.
Whitney Mallett, Photo by Elizabeth Renstrom
Longreads Or Whatever

Lou Reed's Life in the Suburbs, 'Transformer,' and the Days after the Velvet Underground

Check out an excerpt from Aidan Levy's new book on the rock legend.
Woah, Dude!

Father John Misty Reckons Lou Reed's Ghost Told Him to Remove Taylor Swift Cover in a Dream

*Hits blunt*