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Iggy Pop and Public Enemy among winners of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Iggy Pop / Chuck D
Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, John Prine, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are among the other honourees

Prophets of Rage disband following news of Rage Against the Machine reunion

Prophets of Rage
Rock/rap supergroup Prophets of Rage have announced their split in the wake of the news that Rage Against the Machine will be reuniting. Read more: Uncontrollable Fury – Five times Rage Against the Machine stuck it to the man The group, which consisted of Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, as well as Public Enemy’s Chuck...

Chuck D accuses record label of cheating him out of $1 million

Chuck D
Chuck D is taking legal action against his record label after claiming that they cheated him out of over one million dollars. Read More: Public Enemy’s Chuck D – “When we first came to the UK, we wanted to spill blood on the stage.” The Public Enemy frontman, whose real name is Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, is reportedly taking Reach Global Music and...

The 10 most iconic headline sets in Reading & Leeds festival history

The story of Reading and Leeds festival is an intriguing one. It's the longest-running popular music festival on the planet, appearing first in 1961 and weathering just about every trend music has thrown at it. In the '70s and '80s, British rock and metal (Whitesnake, Yes) reigned supreme. In the '90s, the US dominated as some of their biggest exports...

Gods of Rap tour: Wu-Tang Clan reign supreme as Public Enemy and De La Soul roll back the years

Wu-Tang Clan
Ever since it was announced earlier this year, the appeal of the Gods of Rap tour hasn't waned in the slightest: a trio of the greatest-ever East Coast hip-hop acts - and Gang Starr's DJ Premier on hosting duties, no less - all performing across four jam-packed hours in a venue that, for many, is a mere train ride away? You...

Public Enemy’s Chuck D: “When we first came to the UK, we wanted to spill blood on the stage.”

Today, Chuck D descends on the UK with old-school hip hop heroes De La Soul and Wu Tang Clan for the Gods Of Rap tour. At 59, the Public Enemy frontman has more than earned that title, via a string of era-defining albums, his unwavering political voice and tracks that are unimpeachable hip hop classics. Kevin EG Perry headed to Chuck's campaign room in California to find him plotting his European offensive.

The Streets, Lauryn Hill and Prophets of Rage to headline Boomtown 2019

The Streets / Lauryn Hill / Prophets of Rage
The Streets, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Prophets of Rage have been confirmed as the headliners of Boomtown 2019. The eleventh edition of Boomtown will take place from August 7-11 in Matterley Bowl, Hampshire, with an impressive and eclectic line-up having been assembled by organisers for this year's event. The majority of the bill for Boomtown 2019 has been released today (February 8),...

Dates added to Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, and De La Soul’s joint ‘Gods Of Rap’ UK and European tour

Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and De La Soul are going on tour together to mark the anniversaries of their landmark hip-hop albums. The 'Gods Of Rap' tour will call at UK and Ireland arena shows together at The SSE Arena Wembley on May 10, Manchester Arena on May 11, Glasgow The SSE Hydro on May 12, Dublin's 3Arena on Tuesday...

Prophets Of Rage talk Donald Trump: “Nothing surprises me with this guy”

Prophets Of Rage have spoken out about Donald Trump in a new interview. The supergroup - comprised of members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill - recently released their self-titled debut album, which NME called "not a subtle record, but these are not subtle times." Now, speaking to The Guardian, the band have opened up on their...

Prophets Of Rage – ‘Prophets Of Rage’ Review

Some fans struggled to accept it when members of Los Angeles rap-rock renegades Rage Against The Machine formed Audioslave with the late Chris Cornell, who swapped RATM vocalist Zach de la Rocha’s politically-charged raps for classic rock crooning. Those fans may have an easier time with Prophets of Rage, which sees the same set of musicians team up with...