1. Queens of the Stone Age Target Donald Trump with Brutal Takedown

    January 29, 2017 11:39 PM EST If chastising Donald Trump was a game, Queens of the Stone Age  just might have won. The alternative rock veterans added their gruff voices to the booming chorus of disapproval for the new U.S. president and his controversial immigration ban.  [readmore:7669981] The likes of Blink 182’s Mark…

  2. Prophets of Rage at LAX Protest: 'Los Angeles Is a No Trump Zone'

    January 29, 2017 7:14 PM EST "This is America's 'Oh, hell no!' moment," Tom Morello tells Billboard. At airports around the country Sunday (Jan. 29), protesters came out to speak out against President Trump’s recently enacted immigration ban. At the Los Angeles protest, thousands of people were…

  3. Rewinding The Charts: In 1965, James Brown's 'I Feel Good' Did Real Good on the Charts

    December 25, 2016 1:28 PM EST Godfather of Soul James Brown scored his biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1965. In remembrance of James Brown, the legendary Godfather of Soul, who died ten years ago today - on Dec. 25, 2006 - of congestive heart failure at age 73,  Billboard revisits his highest-peaking Hot 100 hit and one…

  4. Keith Richards, Sting, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen & More Star in Refugee Support Video 'We Are Not Afraid': Watch

    December 23, 2016 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono , along with Keith Richards , Robert Plant , Bruce Springsteen , Robert De Niro , Sting and Patti Smith are among the 200 celebrities in a video, “We Are Not Afraid,” which is raising funds for victims of religious and political violence around the world. The clip…

  5. One Month After the Election, How Is Pop Dealing With Politics?

    December 08, 2016 9:11 AM EST The presidential election's shocking conclusion has passed -- are artists looking ahead with fresh eyes? Moby empathizes with musicians who are disinclined to speak out about politics -- he's single and doesn't have to worry about a Dixie Chicks -style backlash crushing his…

  6. Watch Common Pour His Heart Out in 'Black America Again' Video

    September 22, 2016 3:25 PM EDT The Stevie Wonder-featuring single gets a stunng and timely visual. Common released the video for his single "Black America Again," featuring legendary singer Stevie Wonder , on Thursday (Sept. 22). The striking visual opens with footage of Alton Sterling's death, which took…

  7. Oklahoma City Rapper Jabee Teams with Chuck D for 'Monument': Premiere

    August 11, 2016 11:32 AM EDT With cases of police brutality frequently making headlines across the nation,  Oklahoma City rapper  Jabee  has put his wisdom to  wax  on the politically charged track "Monument" featuring Public Enemy 's Chuck D. Courtesy Photo "Is it us or is it them?/ Are we together…

  8. Prophets of Rage's Chuck D on Rap Groups Vs. the Solo Star: Kanye West Is 'Just Kanye'

    June 20, 2016 2:35 PM EDT "The journals and blogs and everyone threw hip-hop down the stairs by praising the individual and knocking aside the importance of the group," says the Prophets of Rage frontman. “I don’t think anybody brings the power I do.”  Chuck D is talking MC skills, but it’s also evident in…

  9. Rap-Rock Supergroup Prophets of Rage Bring the Hits to Hollywood Palladium

    June 04, 2016 3:19 PM EDT The l ate Muhammad Ali didn’t need the confines of a boxing ring to fight his battles. He fought them everywhere. The same can be said of Chuck D . On Friday (June 3), after the Public Enemy MC finished the opening song “Prophets of Rage,” which began the second -- and currently last --…

  10. Rap-Rock Supergroup Prophets of Rage to Make Live Debut Tonight in L.A.

    May 31, 2016 11:49 AM EDT Earlier this month, we broke news of a supergroup featuring three fourths of Rage Against the Machine (minus Zack de la Rocha) partnered with Public Enemy ’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill ’s B-Real. Today (May 31) Prophets of Rage formally announced its existence, along with its first show.  The…

  11. Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy & Cypress Hill Members Form Supergroup Prophets of Rage: Sources

    May 18, 2016 7:55 PM EDT Recently, Rage Against the Machine -- inactive since 2011 --  launched a website counting down to June 1 , adorned with #TakeThePowerBack, which also appeared on posters displayed around their hometown of Los Angeles. Naturally, people wondered if Rage was getting back together. Well, not…

  12. Public Enemy's Chuck D Yells 'F--- Donald Trump' at SXSW, While Flavor Flav Has a Different Outlook

    March 16, 2016 4:19 PM EDT "If Donald Trump does become president, there's only one thing we all can do: just sit back and let the man do his job," Flav tells Billboard. Seminal hip-hop group Public Enemy -- never ones to shy away from politically charged lyrics -- wasted no time blasting a particularly…

  13. Public Enemy Hitch a Ride From Stranger to U.K. Gig

    December 01, 2015 10:05 PM EST Even hip-hop icons have a hard time catching a cab sometimes. Good thing for Public Enemy at least one fan in Sheffield, England, has their back.  When Public Enemy's taxi failed to turn up to transport them from a record signing to a show supporting the Prodigy on Saturday, local man…

  14. Chuck D Addresses Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Controversy on Twitter

    July 12, 2015 1:56 PM EDT Chuck D shared his thoughts about the Bill Cosby sexual assault controversy on social media over the weekend. Public Enemy at BottleRock 2015: 'We're In a Situation of Domestic Terror' The hip-hop legend and Public Enemy co-founder suggested to his nearly 500,000 Twitter…

  15. Public Enemy at BottleRock 2015: 'We're In a Situation of Domestic Terror'

    May 30, 2015 1:29 PM EDT Before helping launch the opening day of BottleRock 2015 on Friday, May 29, Public Enemy 's Chuck D and PE 2.0's Jahi visited Billboard backstage to discuss the current state of affairs in America. BottleRock 2015: Photos From the Festival! "It would be nice to say we're…

  16. Race, Drugs, Bottle Service Among EDM Issues Discussed at IMS Engage Conference

    April 15, 2015 11:30 PM EDT The Hollywood confab featured conversations with Lyor Cohen, Chuck D and Kaskade, among others. Is Nashville the next Las Vegas?  Who’s to blame for driving up astronomical DJ fees? And what does "future house" even mean?  Those were some of the topics tackled Wednesday at the…

  17. Universal Music Agrees to Pay $11.5 Million to Settle Digital 'Sales' vs. 'Licenses' Suit

    April 14, 2015 3:20 PM EDT A settlement submitted to a judge for approval would also give UMG artists a higher royalty rate going forward. Universal Music has agreed to pay up to $11.5 million and bump up royalties going forward to resolve a contention lawsuit that alleged it had cheated recording artists by improperly…

  18. Universal Music Settling Big Class Action Lawsuit Over Digital Royalties

    March 19, 2015 5:51 PM EDT A deal would mean that all the record majors have resolved claims of cheating artists by treating iTunes downloads as "sales" rather than "licenses." An important chapter in the legal history of the music business may be coming to conclusion soon as Universal Music…

  19. IMS Engage 2015 Announces Lyor Cohen, Jake Udell, Seth Troxler and Chuck D for Unmoderated Debate

    February 17, 2015 12:38 PM EST After a heated 2014 conference, the International Music Summit's L.A. installment announces a panel of notoriously 'outspoken' industry leaders. IMS Engage, the annual electronic music conference hosted by the International Music Summit, will return to Hollywood for its third…

  20. Chuck D Assists Record Store Day In Launching an Internet Radio Station

    January 27, 2015 8:10 AM EST Record Store Day has unveiled a partnership with DJ Skee 's DASH Radio, which RSD founder Michael Kurtz announced earlier this month at a planning meeting for this year's annual celebration of all things vinyl on Apr. 18.  DJ Skee Debuts DASH Radio, Taps East Village Radio Co…

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