October 27, 2013
The intro to this Rolling Stone article says a lot. More than I’d like to read:
Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Sad news. Read more at RS.
November 11, 2012
Alice Cooper and Lou Reed collaborator Steve Hunter is in a Phoenix hospital due to cardiac arrhythmia. The prognosis seems good. From SickthingsUK:
Karen Hunter has been posting updates to Facebook and as of writing Steve seems okay but bored at being stuck there waiting.
Read more at SickthingsUK.
August 7, 2012
Nils Hilmer Lofgren
Here’s veteran guitarist Nils Lofgren for D’Addario strings. In addition to hordes of solo albums, Lofgren has appeared on releases by Neil Young and Lou Reed as well as his early band Grin. At the time of this ad he was in the employ of Bruce Sprinsteen whose Tunnel of Love had recently been released.
Taken from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, January 1988.
July 14, 2010
One of the great rock guitar tag teams, Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner are well known for their work on such important works as Lou Reed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal and Alice Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare. On the latter, the pair joined forces with Cooper under the direction of ultra-producer Bob Ezrin. And it looks like this combination is set to team up again. According bassist Dennis Dunaway, it was all Ezrin’s idea:
After the 35th anniversary of Nightmare, I said, ‘Why don’t we start writing something else?’ And (Ezrin) said, ‘Why don’t we just do part two? … I think we can still get Steven Hunter and Dick Wagner. We’ll put some of the original people on it and add some new people.’
Will it be an amazing return to form or a literal nightmare of failed nostalgia? Can’t wait to find out.
Have a look at Blabbermouth’s complete piece.
January 28, 2010
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… Metal Machine Music, that is.
Lou Reed is taking his notoriously difficult 1975 record on the road in Europe.
Each concert will feature no songs and no vocals.
How the hell will anyone know when it’s time to go home?
Oh well. Aversion.com has a hilariously bitchy little piece about the whole thing.