Apple lands in ‘The Velvet Underground’ documentary about an original ’60s American band

Apple has landed the rights to “The Velvet Underground,” for Apple TV+ which is a new feature documentary from Oscar-nominated director Todd Haynes. The Velvet Underground were an American rock band formed in New York City in 1964 by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965). Factory and Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable events from 1966 to 1967.

The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing their place as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most revered bands. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, “The Velvet Underground” shows how the group has become a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the group is both of their time, yet timeless; literary but realistic; steeped in high art and street culture.

The Apple Original Movie features in-depth interviews with the key players of that era, combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films and other experimental art that create an immersive experience in what founding member John Cale describes the band’s creative philosophy: “how to be stylish and how to be brutal”.

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You can check out The Velvet Underground YouTube channel here which features a series of videos of the band’s music.

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