Fact: Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Kendrick Lamar and Cypress Hill are among the acts who have signed up to perform at the inaugural Made In America festival in Los Angeles. The two-day event, launched by Jay Z in 2012, will take place at L.A. Grand Park over the same Labor Day weekend (30-31Aug14) as the original Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bash, which will feature Kanye West, Kings of Leon, The National and Pharrell Williams, among others.
Quote: "I liked Guns N' Roses in the old form. Right now they're just Guns. Or actually they're just Roses, no guns. Till he (frontman Axl Rose) puts the rest of the guys back there, that s**t is not Guns N' Roses. Just 'cause he owns the name means nothing." Cypress Hill rapper B-REAL wants to see the original members of GUNS N' ROSES reunite.
Fact: Rap stars Naughty By Nature, TOO $HORT and Slick Rick are to receive high praise at this year's (08) VH1 Hip Hop Honors. Their careers will be celebrated during a ceremony on 7 October (08), alongside fellow honorees De La Soul and Cypress Hill.