Love Lou Reed or hate him, the man was a rock n’ roll genius. Losing Lou was a sad loss and I’m still bummed out about his passing. If you can’t understand Lou and his music then you’re not a fan of music, period. “Sweet Jane” is one of my favorites of his. Enjoy.
Remember Macaulay Culkin that Home Alone kid? Apparently, he happens to be a huge Lou Reed fan himself. He just formed a Velvet Underground tribute band but re-wrote all the lyrics for them to be about pizza. The band’s name is The Pizza Underground so obviously this is a parody. The Pizza Underground parodied songs by the Velvet Underground and Lou’s solo material.
Listen to the demo of all the songs, here. Sounds pretty good actually!
If Lou was still alive, I’m sure he would have loved this and got a pretty good laugh out of it!
Video no. 3 of my tribute series to Lou Reed. Here I am covering, “I’ll Be Your Mirror” by the Velvet Underground. Doing a little finger style guitar as you can see here, I’ve been doing a lot of that.
What song will be next? I’m thinking “Heroin” or “Run Run Run”. Not sure.
2nd video of my tribute to Lou Reed series. What song is gonna be next?
I’m thinking, “White Light/White Heat” or “I’ll be Your Mirror”. Don’t know yet.
I’m doing Velvet Underground stuff first before his solo songs.
To all you Lou Reed haters dissing the man’s talent and his legacy, I would suggest you listen to his music and the Velvet Underground before slamming him. Here are some tracks. These are all beautiful and amazingly written songs! How can people bash the Velvet Underground! WOW! Lou Reed is a musical genius!
I’m sure you can get Lou’s greatest hits and live albums at record stores & Itunes.
TMZ is the first to report that Susan Boyle was to perform on “America’s Got Talent” earlier this week, but she walked off the show in tears due to the fact that Lou Reed confronted her about not wanting her to perform a song he wrote called, “A Perfect Day”. It is a well known song he wrote with his legendary band, The Velvet Underground. She didn’t ask his permission to perform the song and he wouldn’t give permission for her to sing it because he simply is no fan of, Susan Boyle.
In reality, I don’t think Lou Reed would be this mean. He don’t seem like that type of guy. I think Lou himself will speak out on this story soon to clear everything up. Maybe he’ll say this story is bullshit and made up, but maybe he’ll say there is some truth to this, don’t know. He seems like a very friendly and gracious guy. He supported all musical acts as he has performed, “A Perfect Day”, with many other famous artists in the past.
I vote BULLSHIT on this story, that it’s not true at all. Lou Reed is a professional musician. He’s been playing music for way over 30 years, his whole life revolved around music. He does allow other artists to cover his songs as well. This news is tabloids, I’m pretty sure it is.
Btw, Lou Reed is a favorite artist of mine, always has been, loved him and the Velvet Underground. Wonderful songwriter.