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Memorial Service for Gil Scott-Heron Planned

Service to Take Place Thursday, June 2

Jun 02, 2011

A memorial service for revered poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, who died last Friday at the age of 62, has been scheduled for Thursday, June 2, in New York City. More

Gil Scott-Heron R.I.P.

“Godfather of Rap” Passes Away in NYC at age 62

May 28, 2011

The influential poet and singer/songwriter Gil Scott-Heron, who rose to prominence in 1970s with such tracks as "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," has passed away today in New York City at the age of 62. The news was broken on Twitter by Jamie Byng, Scott-Heron's U.K. publisher. More

Jan 06, 2011

Today, Jamie xx unveiled the second single in Gil Scott-Heron remix project, We’re New Here. More

Nov 30, 2010

On February 22nd, Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx will release We're New Here, which sees Jamie xx remixing 13 tracks off Scott-Heron's most recent record. We have the stream. More


Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem kick off Coachella Festival 2010

Apr 17, 2010

The 2010 Coachella Festival kicked off yesterday (April 16) in a chaotic fashion, with massive crowds making it difficult to get onto and off of the grounds and challenging to catch close-up glimpses of the bands. An Icelandic volcano also threw a wrench into the works, making it impossible for artists including The Cribs and Bad Lieutenant to fly from England to California to perform. That said, stellar sets by Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures and La Roux, among others, made fighting through the crowds and braving the heat worthwhile. More