Our guide to his best, deepest and most overlooked LPs – from Velvet Underground classics to solo landmarks and beyond
Event marked first occasion the original lineup had shared a stage since Lou Reed fired John Cale in 1968
'Nico, 1988' chronicles singer's 1987 solo tour, heroin addiction
Daylong "The Bells" event also featured Lucinda Williams, Yo La Tengo, Steve Buscemi
Cellist reimagines classic 1967 album at Paris show
Velvet Underground co-founder explains why he revisited the chaos of his 1982 LP to make 'M:FANS'
Track will appear on upcoming box set, 'Loaded: Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition'
Velvet Underground singer also fondly recalls scaring off college-aged fans with shotgun
A six-disc box set, as well as less extravagant versions of the reissue, will be available this fall
Vaunted "Scepter Studios" acetate now selling on eBay
"People always seemed afraid to be straight with Lou but I wasn't," Haines writes of her unique relationship with the rock legend
"His music, with and without the Velvets, was a big influence on myself and Talking Heads," Byrne tells Rolling Stone
How the rock icon permanently warped how people hear, play and think about music
From Bob Dylan becoming born again to Panic! at the Disco dropping the exclamation mark, the decisions that have changed the music world