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Kate Nash Pays Tribute to Late Ari Up

October 22, 2010 (8:30 am) GMT
Up, who is also the step-daughter of John Lyndon, died on October 20 due to serious illness, but her music lives on in Nash's heart.
Kate Nash

British singer has paid tribute to late The Slits rocker Ari Up, crediting the punk star with shaping her musical tastes. Up, rocker John Lydon's step-daughter, died on Wednesday, October 20 after suffering a "serious illness". She was 48.

Foundations hitmaker Nash has spoken out about the sad news and revealed Up inspired her to carve out a career in music, as well as helping her develop strong opinions as a woman. She says, "Because of (her Cut) album, I developed my musical tastes, bought records and learnt about feminism and politics and how important the link between music and those issues are."

"I also felt confidence as a teenage girl, I felt liberated and empowered and that I could be smart, musical and creative and that maybe somehow I could make a difference in the world too."

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