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Courtney Love

WATCH: Courtney Love, Dave Navarro Cover Velvet Underground At Above Ground Benefit Concert

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Courtney Love was at the Above Ground benefit concert this week to perform a classic track of The Velvet Underground The event will benefit MusiCares, a charity program under the Recording Academy.READ MORE

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Brian Eno Covers Lou Reed, Conjures the Titanic on New Album ‘The Ship’ [LISTEN]

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Brian Eno just released The Ship, his latest full-length solo album on Warp. Apparently, the LP grew out of the legendary producer's fascination with World War I and the sinking of the so-called "unsinkable" Titanic. It plays like a pastiche, conjures a collage of different stories told with the help of sea-like ambient instrumentations that conclude with a pretty straightforward cover of The Velvet Underground's "I'm Set Free," penned by Lou Reed.READ MORE

Brian Eno

Brian Eno Shares ‘The Ship,’ 21-Minute Ambient Title Track Off New LP: Stream It Here [LISTEN]

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Electronic pioneer and legendary producer Brian Eno recently announced that his forthcoming full-length solo studio LP, The Ship, is due out April 29th via Warp Records. Now, the UK artist has shared the 21-minute ambient title track off the new album. Stream "The Ship" here.READ MORE

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn Cover Velvet Underground, Parquet Courts Covers Neil Young At NYC Show

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Kurt Vile covered The Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door," for a mini festival in New York that hosted some of the year's best rock bands including Titus Andronicus, Speedy Ortiz, Screaming Females and many more.READ MORE

Father John Misty

Father John Misty Talks Taylor Swift Covers & Trolling the Media in New Interview

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Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman, found himself in the national spotlight when he covered two Taylor Swift songs via Ryan Adams via The Velvet Underground via Lou Reed, and in a new interview for Louisville radio station WFPK 91.9 FM he comes clean on the whole story from the inception of the idea to his trolling of the media.READ MORE

The Velvet Underground

Velvet Underground Box Set Reveals Nine Previously Unheard Tracks From Two 1969 Concerts

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Polydor/ Universal Music Enterprise is releasing a four-disk box set of live Velvet Underground material performed in November and December of 1969. Comprising 42 tracks including nine previously unreleased recordings, the collection is called 'The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes.'READ MORE

The Kinks

5 Artists Who Have Never Been Nominated for a Grammy: Kinks, One Direction, The Strokes & More

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While critical acclaim and awards aren't everything, to Lovato, getting a Grammy seemed to cement an impact or a worthiness of being remembered in days to come. But, don't worry Demi. You're in good company. These five major acts haven't been nominated for a Grammy, either.READ MORE

Father John Misty

Father John Misty Releases New Song 'The Memo' After Crazy Week

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Father John Misty has had a crazy week, covering Ryan Adams' covers of Taylor Swift in the style of the Velvet Underground, which he later took down due to a spiritual encounter he had with Lou Reed, and accusations of ripping-off a 'Funny or Die' sketch with Dave Franco. He's capping the week off with a new song called "The Memo" released Friday (September 25).READ MORE

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bracket Challenge: Vote Who Moves On...Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A. and More

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Music Times combines March Madness and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony into a bracket-style tournament, where only your vote can decide who gets enshrined: Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A.? Vote and check back next week for the Elite 8.READ MORE

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LCD Soundsystem's Debut Album: 9 Songs Ranked for Its 10th Anniversary

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Today, Jan. 24, marks the 10th anniversary of LCD Soundsystem's self-titled debut album, which saw DFA Records founder James Murphy combining the seemingly disparate worlds of punk and dance music into a distinctly '00s sound oozing with New York cool. In celebration of this incredible album, here are its nine exclusive songs ranked, from weakest to best.READ MORE

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Syd Barrett's 'The Madcap Laughs': 13 Songs Ranked For Its 45th Anniversary

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Today, Jan. 3, marks the 45th anniversary of The Madcap Laughs, the debut solo album by original Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett. Other than being a remarkable album musically, The Madcap Laughs is also significant for being a surreal document of Barrett's mental health at the time, which had been steadily declining ever since his departure from Pink Floyd in 1968. To celebrate the anniversary of this incredible album, here are its 13 tracks ranked, from weakest to strongest.READ MORE

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6 Biggest Drops in Quality Between Albums: Bob Dylan, Prince and More

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Following up a great album is always a daunting task for a musician, and though plenty of artists managed to do this successfully, (Radiohead's Kid A, Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet), many others have fallen completely short. Here are six of the biggest drops in quality between albums.READ MORE

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr, Green Day, Lou Reed to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2015 includes a bluesman, a Beatle and a chick who loves rock 'n' roll. Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will be inducted in April. Ringo Starr will receive the special honor of the Award for Musical Excellence as well, "Rolling Stone" reports. The ceremony will be held April 18 in Cleveland, and HBO will air the festivities some time in May. Tickets will be available to the general public Thursday, Dec. 18.READ MORE

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The Velvet Underground's Third Album: 10 Songs Ranked

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Though the 45th anniversary of The Velvet Underground's self-titled third album came in March, the album's deluxe 45th anniversary box set was released today, Nov. 24. The album was the band's first without founding member John Cale and marked a noticeable shift in their sound, away from the avant-garde noise of their first two albums and toward more subdued pop that would go on to influence countless indie rock bands. In celebration of the album's 45th anniversary box set, here are its 10 songs ranked from weakest to best.READ MORE

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8 Albums That End With Jam Sessions: Nirvana, George Harrison And More

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Placing a lengthy jam session or free improv in the middle of an album can often ruin its flow, but these artists realized that these loose, free-flowing tracks would be most effective when placed at the end of an album. Here are eight albums that end with jam sessions.READ MORE

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