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Chuck D Says Young People Are Entitled To Feel Angry

Chuck D thinks ''every single emotion'' young people are currently experiencing is justified.The 59-year-old rapper has admitted he's struggling to contain his own emotions following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the race...

Chuck D Says Hip-hop Has Dried Up

Chuck D believes a decline in hip-hop music has rejuvenated the industry.The Public Enemy icon has described rap music as a ''crumbling artform'' in his 1997 book 'Fight the Power', and previously suggested it shifted...

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...

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...

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. -...

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' -...

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...

Flavor Flav Will Stand Charges Over Alleged Butcher's Knife Incident

Oh Flavor Flav, what have you (allegedly) done? See, we say allegedly, because he’s innocent until proven guilty. And he’ll be trying to prove that innocence in a court of law, a judge has determined.William...

Public Enemy Take Hall Of Fame Inclusion 'Very Seriously'

Chuck D takes Public Enemy's inclusion in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame ''very seriously''.The veteran rapper is pleased his group will become the fourth hip-hop band to be included in the legendary institution...

Donna Summer Inducted Into Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame

Donna Summer is to be posthumously inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. The late disco diva will join Rush, Public Enemy, Heart, Randy Newman and Albert King in being placed in the...

First Time Hall Of Fame Success For Canadian Rockers Rush

It’s taken a while but at last, the work of those hard-lobbying Rush fans has paid off and the band have got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the very first year...

Rush, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Heart And Albert King Are All In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The latest Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees look, as ever, like a who's who of cultural icons. Canadian progressive-rock trio Rush make their long awaited entry, while Public Enemy - with their recent...

Rush And Heart Join Donna Summer As Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Rockers Rush and Heart and rap group Public Enemy are to join disco diva Donna Summer as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2013.The Last Dance hitmaker's name was released...

Jay-z 'Wasn't Really A Performer'

Jay-Z ''wasn't really a performer'' when he started out. The rap titan may be one of the most sought after headliners in the world, playing for thousands of fans every night on tour, but when...

Pictures: Greatest Hits Set Seals Storming Freeze Festival Finale By Public Enemy

Public Enemy Performing At The Freeze Festival in LondonPublic Enemy brought the house down at the Freeze Festival in London, as they closed the event on Saturday (October 27, 2012) with a greatest hits set...

Public Enemy Headline Relentless Freeze Festival

Public Enemy closed the Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival in London last night (27.10.12).The legendary hip-hop group played a greatest hits set at the festival's Battersea power station venue treating fans to hits including 'Don't...

Police Report: Flavor Flav Ripped Out Fiancee's Earring

More details have emerged regarding Flavor Flav’s arrest for domestic assault earlier this week.A report from TMZ reveals that the Public Enemy rapper “violently threw his fiancee to the ground” and “ripped out her earring.”...

Public Enemy, Indeed: Flavor Flav Jailed For Domestic Battery, Assault

Flavor Flav has been arrested and jailed in Las Vegas on a charge of misdemeanour domestic battery and felony assault. According to Reuters, the 53 year-old Public Enemy rapper was arguing with his wife and...

Flavor Flav Is A Public Enemy Again As He Is Arrested And Jailed For 'Assault With A Deadly Weapon'

Flavor Flav, rapper and reality-tv star, has been arrested and put in jail after threatening his fiancee's son with a knife, reports the Associated Press.This is far from Flav's first brush with the law, having...

15 Nominees Up For The 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: A Look At The Candidates

There have been no less than 15 nominees put up for a spot in the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, including some real heavyweights -as you'd expect - like Rush,...

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Public Enemy Head Eclectic List Of Nominees

Public Enemy may not be the first band that you think of when you think of the phrase ‘rock n roll’ but the ground-breaking hip-hop group have been nominated as one of 2013’s potential inductees...

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