Published Oct 03, 2009Following another week of tireless news-gathering, we're back with our weekend offering, which we simply like to call News Round-Up. As always, it's been a busy week, so we're going to get right down to it.
Like it or not, this week's biggest headline grabber was Kanye West and Lady Gaga killing their "Fame Kills" tour. So far, there hasn't been any confirmed reason for the tour cancellation, but Gaga says it was a "mutual decision," though if you want to listen to the rumour mill it's all due to "creative differences" and poor ticket sales.
Also, this week, we had Thom Yorke leaving Radiohead to form his own supergroup with buds such as Flea and Nigel Godrich, Dan Snaith's Caribou Vibration Ensemble letting fans hear some live recording online and eyeing a possible physical album release, and Empire of the Sun's Nick Littlemore resurfacing after a five-month disappearance (apparently, dude was too busy recording a new Pnau album with Elton John to give his band-mate a call).
Unfortunately, there were some deaths this week, including pioneering hip-hop DJ Mr. Magic passing away and former 3 Inches of Blood bassist Brian Redman getting killed in a tragic scooter accident.
On top of that, Michael Jackson was apparently a healthy man when he died, or at least physically, says the autopsy report. And despite $3.2 million in ticket sales, U2's 360° Tour has yet to actually turn a profit. Guess that's what happens when your forced to lug a gigantic claw across the world.