Tag Archives: Velvet Underground
Wayne Kramer talks to GSTV about the MC5, guitars, and his new jazz project
Interview by Alex Baker
As a founding member of the MC5, Wayne Kramer is arguably one of the most influential American rock guitarists to emerge from the 1960s era. The MC5’s revolutionary stance and proto-punk sound were ahead of their time and while they never became a huge success, they’ve been massively influential on generations of bands since then. After the MC5 broke up, Wayne did a two-year stint in prison… Read More
Influential rocker who founded the Velvet Underground passed away from undisclosed causes
By Alex Baker
Lou Reed, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who is best known for being a founding member of the Velvet Underground, passed away Sunday in Long Island at the age of 71. Although the cause of death remains undisclosed at this time, Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Reed began his more than 50 years in the music business in the early Sixties as an in-house songwriter… Read More