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Velvet Underground members to reunite in New York. Three members of the pioneering band are to share a stage for the first time in more than a decade, discussing their 'music and legacy' at the New York Public

Sean Michaels guardian.co.uk, Thursday 19 November 2009 11.13 GMT

Three members of the Velvet Underground are to reunite next month – for a chat. Lou Reed, drummer Maureen "Moe" Tucker and bassist Doug Yule will share a stage for the first time in more than a decade, at an event organised by the New York Public Library.

Though John Cale is conspicuously absent from the event, the three Velvets are to discuss their old band's "music and legacy" with David Fricke, a senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine. Fricke, who wrote the liner notes for the Velvet Underground's 1995 box set, once credited the group with "inventing modern rock".

However, the Velvet Underground made their best workfrom 1965 to 1970, and Yule wasn't a member until the departure of Cale in 1968. When the band reunited in the mid-90s, playing Glastonbury and touring with U2, Yule was not invited. Sterling Morrison, the group's original guitarist, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1995.

Rather than promoting a Velvet Underground Rock Band videogame (with an electric viola controller perhaps?), the three members are promoting The Velvet Underground: New York Art, a coffee-table book featuring previoulsy unseen photographs, press clippings, flyers, posters, copies of Reed's handwritten lyrics, and designs by Andy Warhol. Published by Rizzoli, the book also includes a transcript of a conversation between Reed and Tucker – and a contribution by former Czech president (and Velvets fan) Václav Havel.

The panel discussion is to be held at the Stephen A Schwarzman library on 8 December. Tickets are on sale now.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/19/velvet-underground-members-to-reunite

Fred21:
I wish they would play together again - John Cale could play Sterling's guitar parts...

Fred21:
What John was up to instead:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/29/john-cale-review

Rockula:

--- Quote from: Fred Owen on November 27, 2009, 02:24:27 PM ---I wish they would play together again - John Cale could play Sterling's guitar parts...

--- End quote ---

Anyone could play Sterling's guitar parts. Christ...I could play Sterling's guitar parts. ;D

Fred21:
Go on then...

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