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  • Concert review: Lauryn Hill, Tribe & Wu Tang @ Rock the Bells

    Concert review: Lauryn Hill, Tribe & Wu Tang @ Rock the Bells
    From the Midnight Sun blog: Rock The Bells had the potential to be epic. The tour, which came to Merriweather Post Pavilion last night, boasted some of hip-hop's most legendary acts: Lauryn Hill, Wu Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe...
  • Jon Stewart hosts all nine members of Wu-Tang Clan, and a bonus

    Jon Stewart hosts all nine members of Wu-Tang Clan, and a bonus
    The large New York City rap collective Wu-Tang Clan has reunited to put out a new album, "A Better Tomorrow," to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary. And to promote the release, all nine living members of the group sat down on both sides of "Daily...
  • Expect more Ol' Dirty Bastard in 2014

    Nearly a decade after his death, Ol’ Dirty Bastard rose, in hologram-like form, to perform alongside Wu-Tang Clan at Rock the Bells 10th-anniversary outing last year. It was a highlight of the festival (NWA founder Eazy-E was also digitally raised...
  • What not to miss at the 10th Rock the Bells festival

    What not to miss at the 10th Rock the Bells festival
    Since its inception in 2004, Rock the Bells has anchored itself as the preeminent festival for hip-hop fans. For its 10th edition, the festival, which begins at San Bernardino's San Manuel Amphitheater on Saturday, once again proves why it's a hot ticket....
  • Review: 'Comeback' of Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard at Rock the Bells

    Review: 'Comeback' of Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard at Rock the Bells
    The hip-hop festival Rock the Bells kicked off its 10th anniversary run Saturday at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, and to celebrate the landmark event, organizers called upon some unlikely guests. The late rappers Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty...
  • Sam Spiegel turns odd musical pairings into a winning formula

     Sam Spiegel turns odd musical pairings into a winning formula
    Musician and producer Sam Spiegel lives in a wooden A-frame house in the Hollywood Hills. It's a beautiful place, but its best feature is an apropos (if possibly apocryphal) history of weird musical collaboration. "The guy who sold it to me says he...
  • Rock the Bells 2013: J. Cole, Pusha T, Slick Rick among additions

    Rock the Bells 2013: J. Cole, Pusha T, Slick Rick among additions
    Rock the Bells added a batch of additional performers to its 2013 lineup from younger voices J. Cole, Pusha T and Action Bronson to veteran hip-hop statesmen KRS One and Slick Rick. The additions, which were announced Monday night, included more than...
  • ODB's widow files cease-and-desist order against Rock the Bells

    When Tupac Shakur returned from the grave to "perform" at last year's Coachella, fans' jaws dropped. But the family of at least one hip-hop luminary isn't quite as thrilled about the prospect of a post-mortem show. Icelene Jones, the wife of deceased...
  • Rock the Bells 2013 books Tyler the Creator, Big Krit, Wu-Tang Clan

    Rock the Bells 2013 books Tyler the Creator, Big Krit, Wu-Tang Clan
    When Rock the Bells sets up in San Bernardino this fall, the traveling hip-hop festival will feature two of hip-hop’s most revered – and dead – voices: Wu-Tang Clan’s uproariousĀ fallen memberĀ Ol’ Dirty Bastard and godfather...
  • Notes on a Year: Ann Powers on pop music

    Notes on a Year: Ann Powers on pop music
    "Let's have a toast," sang Kanye West in September of this sometimes seemingly endless year, debuting a new song, "Runaway," on the MTV Video Music Awards. Over a glassy keyboard sample and an old-school breakbeat, West intoned a gentle melody. "Runaway,"...
  • Chi-Tunes: N.O.R.M.

    Chi-Tunes: N.O.R.M.
    Chicago rapper N.O.R.M. answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? It features laser lights, video animation, and (unfortunately) ME! I'm kidding...we DON'T have laser...
  • Lollapalooza parties recap: Shot down by Vampire Weekend -- twice

    Lollapalooza parties recap: Shot down by Vampire Weekend -- twice
    I like to think I dress nice. I could be wrong, but I do make an effort to fit in at these swanky events. And yet, I couldn't help but question my style when I went to W Chicago-City Center Thursday for Pete Yorn's show. When I arrived, one of the PR...