Published Aug 24, 2013As we enjoy the last days of summer, Exclaim!'s news team has, as always, been fast at work keeping you up to date on all the happenings in the music world. However, if you fear you might have missed something, here's our roundup to help fill in any blanks.
To get the bad stuff out of the way first, Neil Young and Crazy Horse were forced to cancel a series of North American dates due to guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro's broken hand, while Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach's messy divorce proceedings got a little more public — and strange — when we found out he lost "Bob Dylan hair" in the settlement. Also, Drake delayed his Nothing Was the Same album, but luckily he also gave us the artwork.
On the up side, Moneen offshoot Seas announced that they signed with Black Box for their first record, the Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser is working on a solo album, Butthole Surfers launched a reissue campaign, and L.A. power pop unit the Last reunited, adding some members of the Descendents.
Finally, in some Exclaim! interviews, we talked to Big Sean all about Hall of Fame and working with Kanye and Eminem, A$AP Ferg about his plans for a collaborative album with A$AP Rocky and Jon Wurster all about Superchunk's new I Hate Music. Oh, and the Stooges' James Williamson issued a challenge to the Replacements regarding their Riot Fest reunion show.