1. Remembering Guru, One Year After His Death

    April 19, 2011 2:09 PM EDT One year ago today (Apr. 19), Keith Elam, better known as the rapper Guru , lost his battle with cancer at the age of 43. As one half of East Coast duo Gang Starr , Guru spearheaded an influential hip-hop sound that combined effortless rapping with elements of jazz and funk. In addition to…

  2. Guru of Gang Starr Dies at 43

    April 20, 2010 8:25 AM EDT Rapper Guru has died at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer, according to a statement released by his friend and producer Solar. The New York MC - whose real name was Keith Elam - suffered cardiac arrest on March 2 and had been in a coma. Gang Starr's Guru in Coma After Heart…

  3. At All Points West, Tool, My Bloody Valentine Bring Sun, Dark Tunes

    August 02, 2009 11:56 AM EDT All Points West organizers offered a reward to everyone that braved the festival's soggy, mud-soaked opening day . A free pass. At 6 P.M. Friday, AEG/ Goldenvoice announced that, due to the stormy weather that plagued the grounds all afternoon, Friday ticket holders would be admitted…

  4. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival…

  5. N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-. Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its…

  6. Patton Plugs Away With Peeping Tom, Tomahawk

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a few European headlining jaunts and scattered Stateside opening dates (including the Who and Gnarls Barkley), the time was just right for a full-scale U.S. Peeping Tom tour, frontman Mike Patto After a few European headlining jaunts and scattered Stateside opening dates (including the…

  7. KOOL KEITH, "The Return of Dr. Octagon"

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When Kool Keith, once of the legendary Ultramagnetic MC's, emerged with his Dr. Octagon persona 10 years ago, it was literally unlike anything the hip-hop world had ever heard before. When Kool Keith, once of the legendary Ultramagnetic MC's, emerged with his Dr. Octagon persona 10…

  8. Peeping Tom

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't be afraid of this Peeping Tom. It's just former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton. Over the years the noise rock Renaissance man has built an avid cult following with such bands as Mr. Bungle a Don't be afraid of this Peeping Tom. It's just former Faith No More…

  9. Coachella Documentary Heads To 115 Theaters

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The documentary "Coachella," which chronicles the first six years of the beloved Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, will descend on 115 theaters in 55 U.S. markets on Jan. 24 via Big Screen C The documentary " Coachella ," which chronicles the first six years of…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previewing the third RCA album from New York rock act the Strokes, "First Impressions of Earth," released on an unsual Jan. 3 street date. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's "Plays Ennio Morricone" (Sony Classical). The soundtrack to the film "Grandma's Boy" (Epic),…

  11. Depeche Mode Set For Coachella, Documentary Due

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST As expected, the seventh Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will return April 29-30 to Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The first night will be headlined by legendary electro-pop act Depeche As expected, the seventh Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will return April 29-30…

  12. Eclectic Soundtrack Compiled For 'Grandma's Boy'

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the Twenty Twos are among those who have contributed tracks to the soundtrack to "Grandma's Boy." Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the…

  13. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  14. 'Blade' Soundtrack Wields Wu-Tang Members

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and Raekwon appear on several songs on the hip-hop-driven "Blade: Trinity" soundtrack, due Nov. 23 via New Line Records. Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and Raekwon…

  15. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prodigy 'Never' Say Never Again Electronica act the Prodigy resurfaces this week with its first album since 1997's "The Fat of the Land." The 12-track "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (Maverick/XL) is led by the single "Girls" featuring the…

  16. Galactic Teams With Automator For New Set

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans funk ensemble Galactic is recording a new full-length album and has enlisted producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura to lend his talents in the studio. "Working with this band in New Orleans New Orleans funk ensemble Galactic is recording a new full-length album and…

  17. Tomorrow Right Now

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Antipop Consortium always seemed a tad ahead of its time, so it was sad when they disbanded last summer, before the hip-hop world could catch up to them. The Antipop Consortium always seemed a tad ahead of its time, so it was sad when they disbanded last summer, before the hip-hop world…

  18. Lineup Unveiled For Next All Tomorrow's Parties

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST The lineup has been unveiled for the next installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, set for April 4-6 in Camber Sands, England. The lineup has been unveiled for the next installment of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, set for April 4-6 in Camber Sands, England. As…

  19. Cypress Hill 'Smokes Out' 5th Annual Fest

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The notoriously pro-marijuana group will be joined by a long list of fello Veteran rap act Cypress Hill has scheduled its fifth annual Smoke Out event for Nov. 23 at…

  20. Modern Popsters Wind Up 'Clockstoppers'

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST A combination of new and previously released tracks by the likes of Sugar Ray, the Cranberries, and Uncle Kracker packs the Hollywood soundtrack to the upcoming Paramount/Nickelodeon sci-fi adventure A combination of new and previously released tracks by the likes of Sugar Ray, the…

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