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2011′s 50 New Members of Rock and Roll Heaven

2214 days ago
TimeAlong with the widely observed deaths of Amy Winehouse and Gil Scott-Heron, a number of lesser-known musical figures passed away in 2011. They didn’t get as much recognition, perhaps, but they made valuable contributions to popular music. Here, 50 ... more info

The rise of poetronica

2214 days ago
Guardian MusicIn early 2011, poets began setting their words to the sound of dubstep and electronica. Almost twelve months on, the signs are that poetronica is here to stayIt's hardly surprising the year is ending with news that dubstep heavyweight Skream is set f... more info

Recording Academy honors Glen Campbell, Steve Jobs and more

2223 days ago
L.A. Times - Pop & HissOn Dec. 21, the Recording Academy announced that Glen Campbell, the Allman Brothers Band, George Jones, Diana Ross, Gil Scott-Heron, the Memphis Horns and Antonio Carlos Jobim will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. more info

My Morning Jacket Cover Gil Scott-Heron

2223 days ago
StereogumLast week, My Morning Jacket played MSG and in the midst of their epic sprawl of a live show, the band unwrapped covers of Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle” and Bing Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” a song they also handled on their ... more info

The best songs of 2011

2225 days ago
Guardian MusicThe top 40 tracks of the year, as voted for by Guardian writers1 Lana Del Rey – Video Games2 Azealia Banks – 2123 Tyler, the Creator – Yonkers4 Joe Goddard – Gabriel ft Valentina5 Frank Ocean – Swim Good6 Nicki Minaj – Super Bass7 Beyonc... more info

Gil Scott-Heron remembered by Jamie Byng

2234 days ago
Guardian MusicThe American poet and musician had a voice like no other, but he also made you think, recalls Jamie ByngI first met Gil Scott-Heron by sneaking backstage after a gig he played in Edinburgh in 1992. I was clutching a bootlegged Reggae Sunsplash festiv... more info

Bobby Womack and Jonathan Ross on 10 years of Gorillaz

2252 days ago
Guardian MusicSoul singer Bobby Womack reveals how a phone call from Gorillaz helped him rekindle his career, and TV presenter Jonathan Ross hails the unlikely cartoon groupThe roll-call of Gorillaz collaborators over the last decade includes Danger Mouse, Ibrahim... more info

Drake Feat. Rihanna – Take Care

2267 days ago
Discobelle.netSooo, the new Drake album leaked today, and this is maybe one of the most interesting cuts from it – heavily using the source material from Jamie XX’s remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care Of You” track. This makes three Drake songs ... more info

Three New Mixes From Beady Eye

2281 days ago
Stopcryingyourheartout.comWe were expecting two new mixes from Andy to lead up to the UK tour in November. However he has been in touch over the weekend to give us this brand new mix - 'What The World Is Waiting For...' - and asked that it be uploaded first.The other two mixe... more info

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Rockumentary)

2313 days ago
Totally Fuzzy This BBC FOUR documentary from Grammy-winning director Don Letts looks at the godfather of rap's significance to music and civil rights. Scott-Heron's confrontational, no-nonsense street poetry and songwriting skills have inspired the mode... more info

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