Published Dec 08, 2012While we get deeper and deeper into December, we're still hard at it, gathering up and keeping on top of all the latest music news. There was a lot to absorb this week, and here are only some of the stories that recently graced our news pages.
First up, it was a downright horrible week for deaths in the music world. Not only did jazz legend Dave Brubeck pass away, but so did electronic producer Offshore (aka Ewan Robertson), Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton, and Bay Area punk icon Sarah Kirsch of bands such as Fuel, Pinhead Gunpowder and Torches to Rome.
Thankfully, there was a lot of good news this week as well, including Fleetwood Mac announcing a 2013 reunion tour, James Murphy's guest spot on the new Arcade Fire album getting confirmed, Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace detailing their Amok album, and Grimes treating fans to some rarities via a pair of new EPs.
Also this week, we had the Grammy nominations being announced, Residents revealing a pretty insane $100,000 box set, and A$AP Rocky finally giving us an firm-looking due date for his major label debut, which apparently features guests like Kendrick Lamar, Florence Welch, Santigold and Danny Brown.
And to end on a downer, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe was formally indicted for manslaughter in the Czech Republic, Rick Ross had to cancel some dates over alleged death threats, Das Racist broke up, and unnecessary drama occurred when some Jack White quotes about Lady Gaga were taken out of context — something he quickly clarified.