The Velvet Underground Reunites for New York Public Library Chat

November 18, 2009  |  12:25pm

It’s been a long time since proto-punk legends The Velvet Underground started stretching the confines of rock ‘n’ roll in the late ‘60s, and while the band itself doesn’t have plans to reunite for a performance any time soon, they are doing the next best thing. Former frontman Lou Reed, bassist Doug Yule and drummer Maureen Tucker will make an appearance at the New York Public Library on Dec. 8 to chat with rock journalist David Fricke about the band’s legacy and impact on rock music’s evolution.

The event is just one of the “Live from the NYPL” series, and closely follows the publication of the band’s book, The Velvet Underground: New York Art, a fantastic jumble of Reed’s handwritten music and lyrics, rare photographs, poster and cover designs by manager Andy Warhol, as well as reviews, handbills and various press clippings.

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