Jian Ghomeshi Charged with Sexual Assault, Prince Quits the Internet and Scott Stapp Hits a New Low in Our News Roundup

Jian Ghomeshi Charged with Sexual Assault, Prince Quits the Internet and Scott Stapp Hits a New Low in Our News Roundup
Despite the Americans enjoying their day of turkey, there was more than a little to report in the music world this week. So if you feel you might have missed something, we're here to help you catch back up with our news roundup.

First off, it was another bad week for fallen CBC star Jian Ghomeshi. First we learned that he had dropped his $55 million lawsuit against the CBC (whose legal costs he must also now cover), but he was then formally charged with four counts of sexual assault, as well as overcoming resistance by choking. Ghomeshi was released on $100,000 bail but is due back in court January 8.

In other less than positive news, Creed frontman Scott Stapp emerged to tell us he's broke, essentially homeless and "under attack," while Run the Jewels' merch trailer caught fire forcing them to postpone their Montreal show. Also, Prince quit the internet again, Smashing Pumpkins began selling a "Fuck You Anderson Cooper" T-shirt and Megadeth lost half their lineup.

Meanwhile, Eamon McGrath released a new outtakes album, Hillside Inside announced its 2015 lineup, Refused revealed more reunion shows, and Kurt Cobain will be the subject of a new HBO documentary.