Eric's Trip, the Smiths, a Super Secret Supergroup and Other Non-MJ News Takes Over Exclaim!'s Weekly News Round-Up

Eric's Trip, the Smiths, a Super Secret Supergroup and Other Non-MJ News Takes Over Exclaim!'s Weekly News Round-Up
As the world continues to dig up every detail possible on the fallen King of Pop, a lot of other music-related happenings were making headlines this week. Seriously, there were, and we've put together this here news round-up just to prove it to you.

First up, this week more news surfaced that Queen of the Stone Age Josh Homme, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones are working together as a supergroup, and if you want to believe the word on the ol' interweb, the trio are currently recording a top-secret album at some L.A. studio. Yeah, we know, that blew our minds too.

But that's not all that went down this week. We also had poor ol' Jens Lekman contracting swine flu, the Pirate Bay getting sold and now trying to go legit, the Smiths being offered $50 million to reunite and a 13-year-old kid trading his iPod for a Walkman, which is more hilarious than you'd think.

On the home front, Drake finally got himself a record deal (and on Lil Wayne's imprint at that) and Zunior announced its first inductees to its newly minted Independent Music Hall of Fame: Eric's Trip and Rheostatics.