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Macaulay Culkin booed off the stage by Nottingham audience

Macaulay Culkin booed off the stage by Nottingham audience

NOTTINGHAM, England, May 27 (UPI) --Macaulay Culkin and his band Pizza Underground were pelted with beers and booed off the stage this weekend in England.
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 2, 2014.
By United Press International
At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

2013 saw the sad passings of numerous titans of the entertainment industry, including "Bathing Beauty" star Esther Williams, "All in the Family" matriarch Jean Stapleton, "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine and "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Peter O'Toole.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Lou Reed's memorial held at the Apollo Theater in NYC

Lou Reed's memorial held at the Apollo Theater in NYC

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Friends and family have gathered for an invitation-only memorial at New York's Apollo Theater for the late rocker Lou Reed.
Macaulay Culkin fronts a pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band

Macaulay Culkin fronts a pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Macaulay Culkin is onto his best project yet.
Kate Stanton
Lou Reed did tai chi, enjoyed the fall on the day he died, wife says

Lou Reed did tai chi, enjoyed the fall on the day he died, wife says

MINEOLA, N.Y., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Lou Reed's wife, Laurie Anderson, says the New York rock icon did tai chi and enjoyed the brilliant autumn colors the day he died at the age of 71.
Lou Reed dead at 71, report says

Lou Reed dead at 71, report says

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Famed U.S. singer-songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed has died, Variety reported Sunday. He was 71.
Lou Reed hospitalized for dehydration

Lou Reed hospitalized for dehydration

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Rocker Lou Reed, who had a liver transplant in May, was hospitalized for dehydration during the weekend, the New York Post reported Monday.

Laurie Anderson: Lou Reed had liver transplant

CLEVELAND, June 1 (UPI) -- American punk musician Lou Reed is recovering from a liver transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Cleveland, his wife, Laurie Anderson, said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 2, 2013.
By United Press International

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Rufus Wainwright ties knot with partner

Rufus Wainwright ties knot with partner

MONTAUK, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S.-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has married German theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt in a ceremony in front of 250, the New York Post reports.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 2, 2012.
By United Press International
Vaclav Havel, an appreciation

Vaclav Havel, an appreciation

PARIS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- In a lifetime in journalism one meets many famous people and political leaders of great power and presence. But Vaclav Havel stands out as unique.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Man pre-empts 'Avatar' with proposal

BASINGSTOKE, England, March 8 (UPI) -- A British man said his girlfriend accepted the video marriage proposal he arranged to have screened before a showing of "Avatar" at his local movie theater.
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Author-musician Lou Reed reads from his works at the March 25, 2004 political fund raiser for Downtown for Democracy group. (UPI/Ezio Petersen)
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Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born on March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his successful solo career, which spans several decades and crosses multiple genres. The Velvet Underground gained little mainstream attention during their career, but became one of the most influential bands of their era. As the Velvet Underground's main songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including a variety of sexual topics and drug culture.

After his departure from the group, Reed began a solo career in 1971. He had a hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side", although for more than a decade he evaded the mainstream commercial success its chart status offered him. Reed's work as a solo artist has frustrated critics wishing for a return of the Velvet Underground. The most notable example is 1975's infamous double album of recorded feedback loops, Metal Machine Music, upon which Reed later commented: "No one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive." He is also responsible for the name and popularization of ostrich tuning.

By the late 1980s, however, he had gained recognition by the music community as an elder statesman of rock.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Lou Reed."
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