In a stunning announcement today, rock legend Lou Reed is confirming reports that he will be collaborating with controversial rap artists Insane Clown Posse on what is being identified as a sequel to the divisive Reed/Metallica album Lulu. While an announcement concerning this year’s Gathering Of The Juggalos is still weeks away, there are hints … Continue reading Lou Reed And Insane Clown Posse Announce Sequel To Lulu
Back in the halcyon, pre-PETA days, it was a sign—real or imagined–of being a part of the 1% for women to wrap themselves in fur. Think of it in the context of Mad Men. One fur company, Blackgama, ran a series of ads featuring actresses ensconced in mink, with the headline: “What Becomes a Legend … Continue reading Ach du lieber, Lou
Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu (Warner Bros) The pairing is so unusual that one is inclined to immediately react with “Wha?” followed by a gut-checked “It’s gonna suck.” And after listening to Lulu, I would encourage everyone to listen to their impulse reaction. I’m curious to hear the responses of people who are admitted … Continue reading Lou Reed and Metallica – Lulu
A new collection of photos, flyers, clippings, and memorabilia.
One man’s report from the dank depths of Perry Farrell’s pride and joy. Lollapalooza 2009 was hot and damp and generally less-than. But try the Falafel Pita and steer clear of Dave Navarro’s ego, if you can.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: just because it’s been months since we’ve done a Forkcast update, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been paying attention. • Sally Shapiro – “Time to Let Go (CFCF Remix)” from Remix Romance Vol. 2, out now on Paper Bag • The Broken West – “Perfect Games” … Continue reading Fun with Forkcast, Round 10
Lou Reed once again proves that he’s a bitchy old queen. (As if we needed any more evidence.) When an audience member at the Tribeca Film Festival asked Reed what he thought of Lester Bangs‘ claim that Berlin was “the most depressed album ever made,” the humorless has-been rudely dismissed the question (“What does that … Continue reading Jim DeRogatis vs. Lou Reed vs. Lester Bangs
It’s been several months since we’ve done a Forkast update. There are two main reasons for this. The first is, you know, who cares anyway? You have plenty of stuff to listen to without this. The second reason is that the Fork has been posting a lot fewer actual mp3s lately. They’re posting lots of … Continue reading Forkast Roundup: Round VII
Lou Reed might be a complete asshole these days, but he was undeniably amazing back in the sixties (and even for a small part of the seventies). WFMU’s Beware of the Blog has uncovered the 1964 novelty single from the Primitives, and they’re sharing both sides: “The Ostrich” b/w “Sneaky Pete.” Remarkably, this single “generated … Continue reading The Primitives (pre-VU) – The Ostrich
What exactly is it that audiences are listening for when they attend concerts? For performers without hits, can the audience ever be satisfied with a set?