Coroner reports have stated that DJ Rashad passed away from a blood clot that traveled from his leg and near his heart, unlike what police stated which was a drug overdose. The Chicago DJ passed away this weekend.
Pete Doherty is speaking to NME and speaking candidly about why The Libertines are reuniting to play Hyde Park on July 5. He said, "What do they [critics] think the Libertines did? We signed to Rough Trade, right? Purely for the money. It's completely in the spirit of the band to play Hyde Park for the money! What the fuck are they talking about?! It's a fucking horrorshow, it just happens to be amazing rock 'n' roll music."
Speaking to NPR, Nas spoke about what it was like when he first heard himself on the radio in Main Source's "Live From The Barbeque." Nas said, "I’m walking through the projects late one night. And I see these older dudes by the radio — by a car. They sittin’ by their car, talking. They were drinking beers and they were — late! And they were playing the radio out they car. So I’m just sitting there; I ain’t have nowhere else to go at this point. I ain’t seen none of my boys, so I’m just hanging out where they at. And then the record comes on. So I’m like, ‘Yo, that’s me! Yo, that’s me!’ So I’m like, ‘Yo!’ I’m trying to tell them, ‘Yo, that’s me!’ But they all in they conversation, they yelling and talking amongst each other. They not listening to the radio. I’m trying to tell them that’s me, they like, ‘Yeah, all right, all right.’ They not even — so I block them out. I’m just in my zone. I’m listening to me. So that walk from 12th Street to Vernon, back to my block, I was in a trance."
If you are expecting a Rage Against the Machine reunion anytime soon, don't hold your breath. Drummer Brad Wilk spoke to Pulse of the Radio and gave a grim outlook on the future of the band. He said, ""As far as I know, we played our last show in 2011 at the [LA] Coliseum, and if that was our last show, that’s a good way to go out. I had sort of had to put it in my head that that band is over in order for me to just move on with my life, to be honest with you, so that’s kind of where that lies. The Coliseum — awesome way to go out."