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Jimmy Cliff Calls For Slavery Reparations

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff has backed calls for European nations to pay reparations to Caribbean countries targeted by the slave trade.The issue hit headlines this week (beg10Mar14) when the leaders of 15 Caribbean states issued...

Jimmy Cliff Surprises Former Backing Singer After The Voice Win

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff surprised his former backing singer Tessanne Chin by calling in to a U.S. news show during a live interview to congratulate the singer on winning the latest season of America's The...

Controversial Vw Ad? Not Likely, Super Bowl Audience Laps Up Jimmy Cliff-starring Spot

A potentially controversial VW ad that was aired during last night’s Super Bowl has come down on the side of positive acclaim, with Twitter users making light of suggestions that the clip could be deemed...

Feel Good Jimmy Cliff Volkswagon Ad Set To Be Super Bowl Commercial Highlight

Among the many adverts being aired during the Super Bowl this Sunday, one notable spot is set to belong to Jimmy Cliff and Volkswagon, who’s feel good ad is set to be one of the...

Shaggy's Dash For The 100 Metres Final

Shaggy will be running ''like Usain Bolt'' to see the Men's 100 metres sprint final on Sunday (05.07.12).The 'It Wasn't Me' hitmaker is performing at the Respect Jamaica 50 series of concerts at The O2...

Shaggy: There Are No Classic Songs In The Charts

Shaggy doesn't think artists make ''classic'' pop songs anymore.The 'Mr Boombastic' hitmaker's recent output has seen him return to his Jamaican roots, as he doesn't think the songs in the charts today have any longevity...

Shaggy: I Can't Smoke Weed Like Sean Paul

Shaggy can't smoke marijuana like Sean Paul. The 'It Wasn't Me' hitmaker and his fellow Jamaican singer are friends and collaborated on the track 'Hey Sexy Lady', but Shaggy wouldn't want to smoke marijuana with...

James Brown Was A Shaggy Fan

James Brown was a huge fan of Shaggy. The 'It Wasn't Me' hitmaker was approached by the funk legend - who died in 2006 - after he had seen him perform, and says he gave...

25 Years Later, Paul Simon Reunites With 'Graceland' Collaborators

It was a special moment for Paul Simon last night in London (July 15, 2012) as he reunited with some of the faces that helped him to make his true seminal solo album 'Graceland', as...

Paul Simon Closes Hard Rock Calling

Paul Simon closed Hard Rock Calling festival last night (15.07.12). The 'You Can Call Me Al' hitmaker played the whole of his seminal 'Graceland' album at the event, backed by trumpet player Hugh Masekela and...

Jimmy Cliff Works With Rancid's Tim Armstrong On New Record 'Rebirth'

Ska legend Jimmy Cliff teams up with Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong to produce Cliff's new album 'Rebirth' to be released in mid-July 2012.Their careers cross paths again since Cliff covered Rancid's 1995 song 'Ruby Soho'...

Shaggy And Lee Scratch Perry To Play Respect Jamaica 50

Shaggy, Damian Marley, Lee Scratch Perry and Jimmy Cliff will all celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence in London.A host of reggae, dub and pop stars from the island nation will play at The O2...

Paul Simon To Close Hard Rock Calling

Paul Simon will close this year's Hard Rock Calling festival.The 'You Can Call Me Al' hitmaker will headline the Sunday night of the event in Hyde Park, London, on Sunday July 15, performing his classic...

Bruce Springsteen Springs Surprise On Sxsw Revellers

Bruce Springsteen delighted music fans at the Sxsw Festival on Wednesday (March 14, 2012), making a surprise appearance on lead guitar (and backing vocals) during Alejandro Escovedo's closing set at the Austin Music Awards, reports...

Coachella Line Up 2012: At The Drive-in Make Their Return

Coachella announced its line-up for 2012 on Monday (January 9, 2012), naming the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs, Noel Gallagher and The Hives among its three-day bill to take place firstly between April 13th to...

Prince Advises Justin Bieber

Prince has advised Justin Bieber to "get a good teacher". The 52-year-old star is one of the 16-year-old singer's biggest influences and now his idol has spoken out to give him tips on emulating his...

Abba Inducted Into Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame

The Stooges, Genesis, ABBA, The Hollies and Jimmy Cliff were inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll hall of fame last night (15.03.10).The legendary performers were all honoured with a dinner in New York, and representatives...

Abba's Hall Of Fame Nod

Benny Andersson never expected ABBA to make it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The four piece Swedish band - who are set to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Hall Of Famers

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on their first year of eligibility.Artists can be inducted 25 years after their debut release and both the 'Californication' hitmakers...

Cribs, Jamie T And Biffy Clyro Added To Glastonbury Bill

The Cribs and Biffy Clyro are among a number of bands confirmed as new additions to the bill for this year's Glastonbury Festival.Wakefield trio the Cribs, comprised of twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their...

By on 18 April 2008

Glasto Ticket Registration Reopened After Tickets Remain

The registration deadline to buy tickets for this year's Glastonbury festival is to be reopened after the event failed to sell out in the first two days of sales. Thousands of fans flooded phone lines...

By on 08 April 2008

Goldfrapp, Editors And The Enemy 'Confirmed' For Glastonbury

Goldfrapp, the Editors and the Enemy have signed up to play this year's Glastonbury festival, reports claim.The Guardian has claimed that Scottish band the Fratellis and veteran singer Jimmy Cliff have also been confirmed for...

By on 13 March 2008

Purple Rain Voted Top Soundtrack

Prince's Purple Rain has been named the greatest soundtrack of all time, seeing off competition from the Beatles and Bee Gees.The soundtrack headed a list of 50 in a one-off publication called Movies Rock, compiled...

By on 24 October 2007

Reggae Star Cliff Snubs Cameron

Reggae singer JIMMY CLIFF won't be giving U.K. Conservative leader DAVID CAMERON his vote despite the party using one of his hits recently. The Jamaican musician, now known as Dr Cliff, was amused to have...

Desmond Dekker Dies

Reggae legend DESMOND DEKKER has died in his Surrey, England, home. He was 64. The Jamaican singer collapsed after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday (24MAY06). His manager DELROY WILLIAMS says, "It is such a...

Cliff, Wailers And Skatalites Entertain Monaco Royals

Reggae stars JIMMY CLIFF, THE WAILERS and THE SKATALITES entertained Monaco's royal family at Monte Carlo's Rose Ball on Saturday (25MAR06). I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW hitmaker Cliff opened the glitzy event, which was attended...

Country Star Willie Goes Reggae

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is set to stun fans this summer (05) by releasing an album of reggae tunes. The project, entitled COUNTRYMAN, features reggae-flavoured tracks penned by Nelson, as well as new versions...

Cliff Singer Stabbed

Sixties singer JIMMY CLIFF's backing singer has been rushed to hospital with a stab wound, following a fight over a TV remote control. The violent dispute erupted over the volume of the television on...

The Harder They Come Gets Hip-hop Makeover

Movie bosses have announced plans to make a hip-hop remake of reggae star JIMMY CLIFF's Jamaican movie THE HARDER THEY COME. Where the original 1973 film focused on IVAN MARTIN, a rural Jamaican musician...

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