Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: a life in pictures

A celebration of the Jamaican producer and performer who has died aged 85. Perry was often hailed as a genius and was a major influence on Bob Marley. He also pioneered dub and roots reggae styles Continue reading...
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Dub reggae visionary Lee Scratch Perry, RIP

Legendary reggae musician, visionary producer, and master of the mixing board Lee Scratch Perry has died at 85 years-old. He was a pioneer of roots reggae and dub whose essential releases with his band The Upsetters and relentless studio experimentation influenced musical genres from post-punk to hip hop, experimental ambient, and electronic dance music. — Read the rest
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Kanye West Says Donda Was Released Without His Approval

Kanye West’s new album Donda hit streaming services on Sunday morning, a couple days after his third listening party took place at Soldier Field in Chicago. But now West, in a post on his Instagram account, says that the album was released without his permission. “UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM,” he wrote in the all-text image. Sources at the label told Variety the claim was “preposterous.”
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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: a limitless genius who took Jamaica into the future

By deeply connecting with the people and idyllic landscape of his island, Perry channelled a stream of ideas into mindblowing musicNews: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, visionary master of reggae, dies aged 85Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: obituary “Until reggae it was all Kingston … Kingston, Kingston, Kingston! Ska? … Rocksteady? … they were Kingston things with the same Kingston men doing the same Kingston things.”Lee “Scratch” Perry – who has died aged 85 – was talking me through perhaps the most significant gea...
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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry obituary

Reggae producer who had a profound effect on Bob Marley’s sound and helped propel him on to the world stageLee “Scratch” Perry, who has died aged 85, was one of Jamaica’s finest and most unpredictable record producers, as well as a much recorded singer. But perhaps his greatest global legacy was the profound effect he had on the king of reggae, Bob Marley.As a singer in the Wailers with Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston, Marley had experienced a modest degree of success in Jamaica before he came i...
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Eric Clapton releases song seen as criticising official response to Covid

This Has Gotta Stop lines include ‘I can’t take this BS any longer’ and follows negative comments about restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEric Clapton, a staunch critic of measures designed to tackle the Covid pandemic, has released a song entitled This Has Gotta Stop.While the song does not directly mention lockdown measures or vaccines, the musician has performed on anti-vaccine songs in recent months. His latest offering has been interpreted by some as an...
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Lee “Scratch” Perry Dead At 85

The pioneering reggae and dub musician Lee “Scratch” Perry has died, as the Jamaica Observer reports. He passed away at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea on Sunday morning. No cause of death has been disclosed. He was 85.
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How Safe Are Music Concerts?

Ask Sweden. But also, ask Delta. And keep up the safe behavior: “From an infection prevention standpoint, it is still the safest to gather outside, masked and physically distanced. The other important aspect is vaccination. When vaccinated, and wearing a mask, it is safer to gather at outdoor events.” – Seattle Times
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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, visionary master of reggae, dies aged 85

Producer and performer who worked with Bob Marley and pioneered both dub and roots reggae styles dies in hospital in JamaicaLee “Scratch” Perry, whose pioneering work with roots reggae and dub opened up profound new depths in Jamaican music, has died aged 85.Jamaican media reported the news that he died in hospital in Lucea, northern Jamaica. No cause of death has yet been given. Andrew Holness, the country’s prime minister, sent “deep condolences” to Perry’s family. Continue reading...
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Taliban 'brutally' killed a popular Afghan folk singer just days after it said 'music is forbidden' in Islam, former minister says

Under the previous period of Taliban rule, most music was forbidden. MARCUS YAM / LOS ANGELES TIMES via Getty Images The Taliban killed a famous Afghan folk singer on Saturday, a former interior minister said. Fawad Andarabi was reportedly dragged from his village home and shot dead. The killing follows an interview with a Taliban spokesperson who said, "music is forbidden in Islam." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Taliban killed a popular Afghan folk singer just days ...
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Stream Kanye West’s Donda — Really!

Kanye West has released his new album, Donda, his first full-length since 2019’s Jesus Is King. It came out the weekend after his third listening party, which took place at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z, the Weeknd, Jay Electronica, the Lox, Young Thug, Pop Smoke, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Kid Cudi, Lil Durk, Lil Yachty, Baby Keem, Playboi Carti, Ty Dolla $ign, Don Toliver, and Fivio Foreign. Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” is sampled on “Be...
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Paloma Faith: ‘If anyone can do it, it’s me’

Despite the balancing act – home schooling, a second baby, a fifth album and a nationwide tour – Paloma Faith always comes out fighting… and full of storiesHere’s a nice little exclusive for you,” Paloma Faith leans into my voice recorder generously, grinning, “and you’ll like this because it’s about lactation!” We are huddled outside a café on a day that promised sun but delivered rain, and she pulls her jacket around her a bit tighter – on the back, in big letters it reads: IT’S ALL BOLLOCKS.S...
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