Ben Drew, also known as Plan B, has been called the Eminem of East London. The Guardian described his 2006 debut release as "a bleak, visceral, obscenity-strewn British urban album."
His music received great reviews from music critics, but didn't do so well with the public. After a few years, Plan B is back with a new album called The Defamation of Strickland Banks — and this time, he's swapped his hooded sweatshirt for a suit and added a whole lot of soul to his sound. But who is Strickland Banks?
New Jersey Transit will rehire a man who was fired after burning a Quran. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey brought a suit on behalf of Derek Fenton, who was fired for burning a Quran last year on the ninth anniversary of 9/11.
Bright Eyes recently performed on <em>World Cafe</em>.
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The People's Key is the seventh full-length from Omaha's Conor Oberst and is by far the most adventurous of his career. The album comes after Oberst's Bright Eyes "hiatus," which saw him collaborate with the Mystic Valley Band and the group, Monsters of Folk that featured M.
Saying that "our continuing joint investigation has revealed the person previously considered a 'person of interest' [is now] a possible 'suspect' in the investigation," the FBI Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force has released three more photos of the man authorities want to question about a pipe bomb found in a Colorado shopping mall on Wednesday.