1. A Long Q&A with Eddie Murphy: 'SNL,' Making Reggae Music, Hanging Out with Bowie and Michael Jackson's Spirit

    February 06, 2015 1:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Until recently, the combination of Eddie Murphy and reggae most readily brought to mind his classic SNL sketch, " Kill the White People ." Then, without advance fanfare, the 53-year old comic legend quietly dropped "Red Light" on ...

  2. Legalize It: Marijuana's Relationship with Reggae and Its Future Prospects in Jamaica

    January 07, 2015 1:39 PM EST Despite Jamaican reggae's pro-cannabis stance over the past six decades, the plant remains illegal in the music's birthplace. Jamaica's reggae artists are unrivaled in their vociferous championing of marijuana usage and persiste ...

  3. VP Records Launched Dub Rockers Imprint For U.S. Reggae Acts, Partners With Vans

    June 04, 2013 3:04 PM EDT California based skate-shoe company Vans who have developed numerous footwear/merchandise lines inspired by bands ranging from Bad Brains to Metallica have entered into a partnership with Queens, New York based Reggae independent VP Records to ...

  4. Peter Tosh

    Peter Tosh

    4 Albums, 1 Songs

  5. Branding the Firebrand: How Peter Tosh's Estate Is Revitalizing An Iconic Reggae Artist's Legacy

    December 07, 2012 12:58 PM EST Peter Tosh, a reggae icon whose estate is helping to revive his legacy. (Photograper: Peter Simon; courtesy of The Peter Tosh Estate) Peter Tosh's groundbreaking achievements in taking reggae to the mainstream are remarkable: A founding membe ...

  6. Estates of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison Considering Hologram Shows

    June 13, 2012 8:44 AM EDT The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects ...

  7. Estates Ready 'Holograms' of Elvis, Hendrix, Monroe & the Doors

    June 12, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Doors Manager: "Hopefully, 'Jim Morrison' will be able to walk right up to you, look you in the eye, sing right at you and then walk away" The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon r ...

  8. 'Holographic' Resurrections of Elvis, Hendrix, Monroe and The Doors

    June 07, 2012 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects com ...

  9. Skatalites Lloyd Brevett Laid To Rest, While His Financial Estate Remains Unsettled

    June 06, 2012 7:40 AM EDT A series of events commemorating the late Lloyd Brevett, upright bassist and cofounder of seminal Jamaican ska group The Skatalites, were held in Jamaica on Sunday June 3. A church service at Kingston's Mona Chapel was followed by a public pr ...

  10. Damian, Stephen Marley, Romain Virgo Celebrate Roots Reggae at Jamaica's Rebel Salute

    February 09, 2012 4:15 PM EST With more than 40 veteran artists, contemporary stars and upcoming acts performing during its 12-hour presentation, Pepsi Rebel Salute, held on Jan. 14 at the Port Kaiser Sports Complex, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, reaffirmed that culturally-themed ro ...

  11. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael St ...

  12. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick. Canyon picks up b 2006 - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the C ...

  13. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fat ...

  14. Recordings Missing From Jamaican Archives

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A massive collection of 1970s music, including original recordings by reggae greats Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has disappeared from the archives of the former Jamaica Broadcasting Corp. A massive collection of 1970s music, including original recordi ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael St ...

  16. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick. Canyon picks up b 2006 - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the C ...

  17. Unreleased Tunes Revived For Jagger Collection

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A handful of unreleased tracks will enrich "The Very Best of Mick Jagger," due Oct. 2 via Atlantic/Rhino. A handful of unreleased tracks will enrich "The Very Best of Mick Jagger," due Oct. 2 via Atlantic/Rhino. Chief among them ...

  18. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fat ...

  19. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon's 60th birthday, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, locat 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. ...

  20. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Grand Ole Opry stars Riders in the Sky make concert appearance number 4,000 during Cowboy Days in Puyallup, Wash. The group has had the same personnel for 21 years.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - Famed songw ...

  21. '80s Hits, Custom Mixing Spark 'Scarface' Game

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Johnny Cash, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Public Enemy and Run-D.M.C are among the artists contributing hit tracks to Vivendi Games' Sierra Entertainment division's "Scarface: The World Is Yours," due in O Johnny Cash, Debbie Harry, I ...

  22. Bunny Wailer Crosses Cultures On New Album

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reggae icon Bunny Wailer says his next studio record will find him dabbling in more mainstreams sounds and styles, and embracing the popular music of America and England. Reggae icon Bunny Wailer says his next studio record will find him dabbling in ...

  23. MMW, Scofield Play 'Louder' On Collaborative Album

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Medeski Martin & Wood have re-teamed with guitarist John Scofield for the album "Out Louder," due Sept. 26 via MMW's Indirecto Records imprint. Medeski Martin & Wood have re-teamed with guitarist John Scofield for the album &q ...

  24. Wailer Joining Marley Sons On Tour

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bunny Wailer, the reggae legend who was one of the original Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, will tour for the first time with a new generation of Marleys. Bunny Wailer, the reggae legend who was one of the original Wailers along with B ...

  25. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Andy Simpkins, a top-ranked jazz bassist who toured for many years with singers Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae, dies of stomach cancer at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City. He is 67. 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the Natio ...

  26. DJ Spooky Revisits 'Fine' Reggae

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 DJ Spooky raided the vaults of Trojan Records and came out on the other side with the double-disc set "In Fine Style: 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records." DJ Spooky raided the vaults of Trojan Records and came out on the other side with the do ...

  27. Perry Pacts With O'Connor, Clinton On New CD

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lee "Scratch" Perry's 2005 international release, "Panic in Babylon," will see a spring U.S. release that adds duets with Sinead O'Connor and George Clinton and remixes from Moby and TV On The Radio. Reggae icon Lee &qu ...

  28. SINEAD O'CONNOR, "Throw Down Your Arms"

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Whether you love her for creating some of the most challenging pop music in the last 20 years or hate her for ripping up a picture of the Pope on "Satuday Night Live," you can't say that Sinead O'Conn Whether you love her for cre ...

  29. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon's 60th birthday, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, locat 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. ...

  30. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Grand Ole Opry stars Riders in the Sky make concert appearance number 4,000 during Cowboy Days in Puyallup, Wash. The group has had the same personnel for 21 years.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - Famed songw ...

  31. O'Connor Returns With Reggae On New Album

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After announcing her retirement from music in 2003, Sinead O'Connor will return this fall with a new album, "Throw Down Your Arms." After announcing her retirement from music in 2003, Sinead O'Connor will return this fall with a ...

  32. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the ...

  33. O'Connor To Make Rare Appearance At Jammys

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 O'Connor's performance with reggae legend Burning Spear will constitute her first on-stage appearance in New York in more than five years. Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor will make a rare live appearance April 26 at the fifth annual Ja ...

  34. O'Connor Recording Reggae In Kingston

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is in Jamaica recording a reggae album with some of the country's leading musicians. The artist has been in Kingston since last week working on tracks for the album, co- Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is ...

  35. Wailers' 'Burnin'' Gets Expanded

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reggae fans will have reason to celebrate Sept. 28, as Island/Tuff Gong/UME reissues Bob Marley & the Wailers' classic 1973 album "Burnin'" as a two-CD package including a previously unreleased co Reggae fans will have reason ...

  36. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan/Johnny Paycheck This Is Just A Tribute Toots Hibbert, Beres Hammond, Sizzla and Israel Vibration's Apple Gabriel are among the reggae heavyweights contributing to "Is It Rolling, Bob?," a reggae tribute to Bob Dylan. The 15- ...

  37. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. sing ...

  38. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The se 2001 - The U.S. music industry goes ...

  39. Freeman

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While most of his peers have either passed away or simply resigned themselves to playing nostalgia-packed live shows, at 58, Burning Spear seems to be emerging as the most resilient, relevant and dese While most of his peers have either passed away ...

  40. Junkie XL Drafts Pals For Live 'Broadcast'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, whose new album features guest vocalists such as Dave Gahan, Chuck D, the Cure's Robert Smith, former Republica frontwoman Saffron, and soul legend Solomon Dutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, ...

  41. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the ...

  42. Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10 by 11.5 inches) tome collects many notably rare photos, including several truly priceless shots of Peter To At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather ...

  43. Junkie XL Dials Up A New 'Broadcast'

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dutch DJ Junkie XL (real name: Tom Holkenberg) will release a new studio album, "Radio JXL - A Broadcast From the Computer Hell Cabin," June 2 internationally via Roadrunner. Dutch DJ Junkie XL (real name: Tom Holkenberg) will release a ne ...

  44. Bogus Investor Derails Tosh Tribute Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being d A planned tribute album honoring late regga ...

  45. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. sing ...

  46. Reggae Greats Reinterpret UB40

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reversing what it has done with the three albums in its "Labour of Love" series of covers, veteran U.K.-based pop reggae act UB40 has assembled a who's who of reggae greats to reinterpret 14 of the ba Reversing what it has done with t ...

  47. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The se 2001 - The U.S. music industry goes ...

  48. East of the River Nile

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Augustus Pablo (born Horace Swaby) passed away in May 1999, leaving behind one of the most formidable and influential bodies of work in the history of reggae; yet, he never achieved the international Augustus Pablo (born Horace Swaby) passed away in ...

  49. Indie Rockers Beef Up Indie Film Soundtrack

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A who's who of the independent rock scene graces the soundtrack to the independent film "Dean Quixote," due out Nov. 20, appropriately, via indie label spinART. The set includes songs by Beachwood Spa A who's who of the independe ...

  50. Bob Marley & the Wailers' Trenchtown Days:

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Marley & the Wailers' Trenchtown Days: Birth of a Legend and The Real Jamaica Ska provide a liberal sampling of the rude-boy music that was the first love of Jamaicans during the 1960s. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS Trenchtown Days: Birt ...

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