"I Shot Andy Warhol," the forthcoming movie about Valerie Solanis, who nearly killed Warhol in 1968 by firing two bullets into his torso at close range, recently ran into musical problems.
The film's production team had hoped to use music by the Velvet Underground, the influential rock group that performed at Warhol's parties, appeared in a few of his films and was a regular at the Factory. (In the movie, the Velvet Underground is played by the alternative-rock group Yo La Tengo.)But Lou Reed, who used to sing and play guitar in the Velvet Underground, declined to grant the movie rights to his former band's music. The reason, a spokeswoman for his management company confirmed, is that he refused to support a project glorifying Solanis.
- Neil Strauss