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Jerry Dammers Honours Rico Rodriguez

The music veteran, who joined the band in 1979, died in London last Friday (04Sep15) at the age of 80, and his death has now been mourned by founding member Dammers. In...

The Specials Star Rico Rodriguez Dies

The Specials confirmed the news of their bandmate's death in a post on Twitter.com on Friday, writing, "Our dear friend Rico passed away today. We offer our deepest condolences to his family. His...

Your Guide To The Isle Of Wight Festival 2014

The annual Isle of Wight Festival kicks off tomorrow (June 12th), beginning a British summertime so filled with awesome music events you might even forget about that whole football thing that’s also happening. This year...

Christine Mcvie & Jerry Dammers Pick Up Top Honours At Ivor Novellos

Fleetwood Mac star Christine Mcvie and The Specials founder Jerry Dammers have been honoured with distinctions at the 2014 Ivor Novello songwriting awards in London.MCVie was handed a lifetime achievement award at the 59th annual...

Dave Brubeck Dead Aged 91; Jazz World Mourns True Pioneer

Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician heralded for defying convention and experimenting with complex rhythms, has died in Norwalk, Connecticut - he was 91. Brubeck, who would have turned 92 on Thursday (December 6, 2012), gained...

Blur Rock Olympics Closing Concert

Blur headlined the Olympics closing ceremony concert in London's Hyde Park with a mammoth set last night (13.08.12).The Britpop legends performed some of their biggest hits for the sell-out crowd, including 'Girls & Boys', 'Country...

Organisers Slammed For 'Duran Duran' Olympics Booking

Duran Duran will headline the London Olympics opening concert, but their booking has promoted bemusement from some music fans and celebrities. The 80's chart-topping group will headline the July 27, 2012 show, which will also...

Duran Duran To Perform At Olympics Concert

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and Stereophonics are to headline a special Olympics opening ceremony concert.The four acts have been chosen to perform at the BT London Live Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert in Hyde...

Blur To Bring Curtain Down On London Olympics 2012

Blur have been announced as the closing act at the Hyde Park concert scheduled for the end of the Olympics in August 2012. The band, who unveiled a new song in London last night, will...

Blur To Headline Olympics Closing Ceremony Concert

Blur will headline an Olympics Closing Celebration concert in August. The Britpop band have joined a line up including The Specials and New Order for the BT London Live concert in Hyde Park, which will...

Pj Harvey To Receive Top Nme Honour

PJ Harvey will be presented with the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music prize at the NME Awards.The British singer-songwriter - who won the Mercury Prize in 2001 - will receive the evening's top...

The Specials To Record Lp?

The Specials may record a new album. Lead singer Terry Hall has revealed the reformed ska group are positive to the idea of recording a third album with their original line-up, after they finish their...

The Specials Eyeing Full Reunion

Ska legends THE SPECIALS are set to reteam with their founding keyboardist for a full 2010 reunion.The Too Much Too Young hitmakers reformed in 2008, the first time the original group had played together since...

Hall Denies Dammers' 'Driven Out' Claim

THE SPECIALS frontman TERRY HALL has dismissed accusations he banished fellow singer JERRY DAMMERS from their comeback tour. The reformed British ska band has lined up a string of gigs across the U.K. in the spring...

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