Published Jun 27, 2009The weekend is here and so too is our News Round-Up. This week, the top story is an obvious no-brainer: Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, left the world of the living at the age of 50. But sadly, he wasn't the only one.
On Thursday, garage rock legend Sky Saxon of the Seeds passed away in an Austin hospital and this week we found out that the Orb recently lost their Andy Hughes. Yeah, it's no doubt been a bummer of a few days, but other less morbid events did happen in the world of music.
Paul McCartney handpicked Joel Plaskett to open his only Canadian show, Rapidshare got fined $34 Million for copyright violations and a whole lot of rumours got brewing over the possibility of a Soundgarden reunion (with Chris Cornell, not Tad Doyle).
Also, Sunny Day Real Estate did get back together (for reals), Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan got involved with some weird "buy him lunch" charity thing and a bunch of drama went down between Perez Hilton and the Black Eyed Peas crew.
Okay, there is some negative stuff in there, but it's not nearly as bad as losing a legend.