Posts tagged: Rock Music

Lou Reed Has a New Liver

Velvet Underground founder and rock legend Lou Reed was saved by a transplant. Read about Lou’s new liver and discover other famous people who’ve had liver transplants.

Happy Birthday, Frank Zappa!

 Frank Zappa died in 1993. Had he lived, he’d be celebrating his 62nd birthday. In his honor, watch an interview and listen to a song.

Idris Elba Meets Mumford and Sons

Idris Elba — Stringer Bell from The Wire — directs and stars in a new music video from Mumford & Sons.

Bob Dylan v. Andy Warhol

 Maybe you’ve seen the Bob Dylan “screen test” film by Andy Warhol. If not, Who2 will save you the trouble. We’ll also try to find out if Bob Dylan hated Andy Warhol.

Bruce Springsteen at 62

The New Yorker has a terrific profile of Bruce Springsteen, “We Are Alive” by David Remnick.

Frampton’s Guitar Comes Alive!

1970s rock icon Peter Frampton has been reunited with his favorite guitar after 30 years. He thought it had burned up in a plane crash, but it hadn’t.

Captain Beefheart is Dead

Don Van Vliet, the painter who became famous in the late 1960s as Captain Beefheart, died yesterday from complications related to multiple sclerosis. He was 69 years old.
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band’s most famous album is 1969’s Trout Mask Replica, produced by his pal and collaborator Frank Zappa. Captain Beefheart also sings on “Willie the Pimp” from Zappa’s album Hot Rats.