She was joined by Hal Willner, Julian Schnabel and more

Laurie Anderson, Hal Willner, Julian Schnabel and others celebrated the release of Lou Reed’s archives during a special performance of Reed’s 2003 album, The Raven last night [March 13, 2017].

Earlier this month, on March 2 (which would have been Reed’s 75th birthday), it was announced that Reed’s personal archives – including his writing, recordings and photographs — were heading to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

To mark the archives’ release, Anderson, Willner, Schnabel and an ensemble of readers and musicians performed The Raven at the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

On March 15, there will be a performance of Drones — an installation of feedback made with Reed’s amps and guitars.

The May 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Buckingham Nicks. Elsewhere in the issue, there’s interviews with Elastica, Mac DeMarco, John Lydon and Mike Love. We take a trip to Morocco – North African destination of The Beatles, Stones, Hendrix and more – and look back at the life of Laura Nyro. Our free CD collects great new tracks from Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan Band, Fairport Convention, Thundercat and more. The issue also features Wire on their best recorded work. Plus Future Islands, Lemon Twigs, Sleaford Mods, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, T.Rex, Cosey Fanni Tutti and more, plus 131 reviews

Uncut: the past, present and future of great music.