Plus new album scoops web award in New York...
Public Enemy have announced their first UK tour dates in almost three years for this September in addition to the London Notting Hill Carnival on August 30, as reported yesterday on nme.com.
Public Enemy play:
London Kentish Town Forum (September 3) Manchester Academy (4) Wolverhampton Civic Hall (6)
The band, whose new album ‘There’s A Poison Goin On’ came out last week, release a new single, ‘Do You Wanna Go Our Way’, on September 13 through Pias Recordings.
Flavor Flav and Chuck D also shared the stage last week at the Yahoo! Internet Life Awards in New York with The Artist, Sly & The Family Stone and Wyclef Jean.
At the awards ceremony, held at Studio 54, The Artist won a gong for the best Internet-only single for ‘War’.
However, when accepting his award, The Artist warned netheads not to get too “fooled” with the new technology. “It’s cool to get on the computer, but don’t let the computer get on you,” he warned.
Public Enemy won a Pioneer Award for innovative use of the web – especially for releasing ‘There’s A Poison Goin On’ in full over the Net before it was available in the shops.
As Chuck D picked up his award, he said that The Artist writing ‘Slave’ across his face had inspired him to finally leave Def Jam and embrace the Internet.
He said: “When The Artist wrote ‘slave’ on his cheek, it made things click in my mind. I suddenly realised, ‘If you don’t own the master, the master owns you.'”
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