Junior Murvin dies aged 67

Junior Murvin has died aged 67. The Jamaica Observer writes that the singer died at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland earlier this morning (December 2). Best known for the Lee 'Scratch' Perry produced 1976 single "Police And Thieves", Murvin - real name Murvin Junior Smith - was apparently suffering from advanced stage diabetes at the time of his death. The 1977 album Police and Thieves was Murvin's LP debut and saw him backed by The Upsetters. He released his last studio album, World Cry, in 1995.

In praise of Bruce Dern in Nebraska

Looking back on the ways in which Hollywood had changed since he started out as an actor, Bruce Dern told Uncut in 2004, “Where are the people? Where are the stories? That’s what the ‘70s was, and each of us who survived, those are the kind of movies we always wanted to make. And always will try and make. And whenever there’s one out there like that – look for us to be involved in it. I’m still trying to be a better actor. I’m still hoping I’m growing. Y’know, there’s no retirement. Shit, if you’re 80 play 80!”

Roddy Frame plays Aztec Camera’s High Land, Hard Rain in full at 30th anniversary show

Roddy Frame played Aztec Camera's High Land, Hard Rain in full last night [December 1] at the first of three shows to mark the album's 30th anniversary. The show - at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - ran across two sets.

Kim Shattuck leaves Pixies

Kim Shattuck has revealed that her time playing with Pixies has come to an end. The bass player joined the band this summer after Kim Deal left the band. She posted the news of her departure on Twitter and Facebook, saying she was "disappointed" with the decision.

The Who release first-ever digital box set app

The Who have released a brand new iPad digital box set app, to complement the recently-released deluxe and super Deluxe editions of Tommy. The app, which has been described as the band's record label, Universal, as "the world's first-ever digital box set" is available on tablets and smart phones. Users can download the app for free from the iTunes store.

Bob Dylan sued for alleged “racism”

Bob Dylan is being sued for alleged 'racism'. According to Slate.Fr – via Business Insider – a Croatian community association in France is suing Dylan for comments he made in the September issue of the French version of Rolling Stone magazine.

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