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Ice-t And Public Enemy's Texas Gigs Axed

The stars were due to headline the Art of Rap Fest stops in Dallas and Austin this weekend (16-17Jul16), but the shows have been pulled. No official explanation has been given by...

Queen Latifah To Take Over The Return Of Hip Hop Honors

The rapper-turned-actress and TV personality will be feted at the ceremony, which will celebrate female "trailblazers and pioneers", next month (Jul16). Latifah will also serve as executive producer of VH1 Hip Hop...

Flavor Flav's Nevada Dui Cases Closed

The Public Enemy star, real name William Drayton, Jr., faced misdemeanour charges in Las Vegas following an arrest in May, 2015, but he pleaded no contest to the counts in February (16), and...

Supergroup Prophets Of Rage Make Live Debut

The band, comprised of Cypress Hill rapper B-Real, Public Enemy's Chuck D and DJ Lord and Rage Against the MAChine's Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello, played at Los Angeles' Whisky a...

Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill Forming Supergroup - Report

A cryptic countdown clock was launched on a new band website, titled ProphetsOfRage.com, on Tuesday (17May16), leading many fans to believe Rage Against The MAChine were reuniting for the first time in five...

Flavor Flav Aims To Revive Chicken Business In Minnesota

The Public Enemy legend has previously attempted to become a restaurateur with three fast food diners in the U.S., but the ventures failed shortly after opening. Now Flavor Flav is hoping fourth...

Chuck D Mourning The Loss Of His Father

Keith Shocklee, who was an original member of Chuck D's group Public Enemy, took to Facebook.com on Tuesday (09Feb16) to pay tribute to Lorenzo Ridenhour. "I want to send my deepest condolences...

Public Enemy Driven To Gig By Fan

The rappers were due to perform at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England when they were let down by the cab they had booked to take them from a record signing to the...

Public Enemy Hitch A Lift With Fan To Sheffield Gig After Taxi Mix-up

A fan had to come to the rescue in Sheffield when legendary rappers Public Enemy were left stranded after a taxi mix-up nearly forced them to miss their arena gig. Kevin Wells, a local photographer,...

Flavor Flav Driving Under The Influence Trial Postponed

The Public Enemy star was booked on misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding and cocaine charges following a traffic stop in Las Vegas in May (15). The new trial date comes...

Flavor Flav Has Plea Deal Revoked In New York Traffic Case

The Public Enemy star, real name William Drayton, is facing a felony charge of driving with a suspended license, in addition to a speeding violation and two misdemeanours for driving without a license...

Public Enemy Had To Wait 25 Years To Use Stones Sample

The hip-hop pioneers included parts of the Stones' Honky Tonk Women and then pressed the band's publishers for permission to run with the sample. Chuck D tells Entertainment Weekly the sample became...

Flavor Flav Hit With Dui Charge Following Airport Arrest

Clark County prosecutors have also charged the rapper and reality TV star with speeding and having an open container of alcohol. Flav, real name William Jonathan Drayton, was pulled over on a...

Public Enemy To Tour With The Prodigy

The two groups will share the stage at arenas across Britain and Ireland at the end of the year (15), lining up eight dates in November and early December (15). The Prodigy's...

The Prodigy Announce UK Tour With Public Enemy

Fresh from the chart-topping success of their new album The Day Is My Enemy, The Prodigy have announced details of an arena tour this autumn, and they’ve announced some very special guests as their support...

Flavor Flav Arrested On Suspicion Of Marijuana Possession & Dui

Flavor Flav has been arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and driving under the influence. The 56-year-old rapper was reportedly apprehended by police in Las Vegas on Thursday (21st May). According to reports, he...

Flavor Flav Arrested Again

Police pulled the Public Enemy star over early on Thursday (21May15) and booked him for speeding and on suspicion of driving under the influence. They also allegedly caught him in possession of...

Artists Win $11.5 Million Settlement From Universal Music

A group of stars, also including singer/songwriter Dave Mason, Ron Tyson of The Temptations and The Motels' Martha Davis, filed suit against bosses at the company in 2011 alleging they are owed money...

Music Fans Sign Petition To Keep Paris Hilton Away From Dj Booth At Festival

The socialite, reality TV star and hotel heiress has made a name for herself as a turntable queen in recent years, and she regularly takes over clubs in Europe and the U.S. -...

First Acts Announced For Fib BenicàSsim Festival 2015

The first acts have been announced for the FIB Benicàssim Festival 2015.The Prodigy, Florence and the Machine, Portishead and Los Planetas are to headline the festival, which takes place in the Spanish town from the...

Dave Grohl Explores Musical History

Dave Grohl explored the ''regional relevance of music'' while recording Foo Fighters' new album.The 'Monkey Wrench' rockers have travelled to various cities in the US to record tracks for their new album 'Sonic Highways' -...

Public Enemy Are Special Guests At Spike Lee's Street Party

Rap veterans Public Enemy stunned revellers with a surprise performance at a New York block party hosted by director Spike Lee on Saturday (28Jun14) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his movie Do The Right...

Chuck D Shares Letter From Tupac

Public Enemy star Chuck D has shared a letter slain rapper Tupac Shakur sent him while he was serving time in a New York prison.Written in September, 1995, Tupac was responding to a letter of...

Riot Fest 2013 Brings Classic Punk To Chicago This September

It's time to start making preparations for one of the loudest festivals of the year: Riot Fest 2013 featuring headline sets from the likes of Pixies, The Replacements and Blink-182.Taking place in Chicago on September...

The Rolling Stones, Public Enemy And Elvis Costello Bring Worthy Farm To It's Knees: Glastonbury Day Two Round-up

After decades of failed attempts, Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis finally managed to book the biggest rock group of all time for the world-renowned UK festival, and with an absolutely riotous set that had the...

Riot Fest To Play Host To The Replacements' Long Awaited Reunion

After an absence spanning nearly two decades, The Replacements are giving performing another go at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago, Denver and Toronto. While the band’s last show was in 1991, they technically haven’t...

Despite Stevie Wonder, Hip-hop Will Rule At Hangout Festival, Gulf Shores

The Hangout Musical Festival returns to Gulf Shores, Alabama, this weekend with a pretty varied line-up including Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon and Tom Petty as well as a number of notable hip-hop acts. Though...

Dave Grohl Introduces Rush To 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

Rush were the undoubted highlight of last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction at the Nokia theatre. Having been waiting for this moment since 1998, the band was finally invited in to the...

Stars Turn Out For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Rush, Heart, Donna Summer and Public Enemy were among the artists inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a glitzy ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday night (18Apr13).Randy Newman, Lou Adler and...

Flavor Flav Awarded New Court Date

A U.S. judge has awarded Flavor Flav a new court date for his arraignment so the rapper can attend his group Public Enemy's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The hip-hop icon's trial...

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