Published Apr 12, 2014As always, the music world was full of its fair share of headline-grabbing news. If you found keeping up with it all a bit overwhelming, fear not: our news roundup is here to help.
First off, Nirvana were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, they had a little help from their friends. Filling in for the late Kurt Cobain, we had a string of A-list replacements, including St. Vincent, Lorde, Kim Gordon and Joan Jett. Of course, Nirvana weren't the only ones inducted, as we saw the likes of Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band also making their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Head here to watch some of the highlights.
Also this week, we had the members of Mars Volta forming a new supergroup with Flea, Aphex Twin's unreleased Caustic Window finally seeing the light of day thanks to some crowdfunding efforts, Vancouver's Needles // Pins announcing their Shamebirds LP and Alexisonfire's George Pettit emerging with a new project called Dead Tired.
There was again some big festival news this week as well. We got lineup announcements from BC's Pemberton Music Festival, Festival d'été de Québec and Toronto's Luminato.
Finally, our pages we're packed with news exclusive interviews, including talks with Afghan Whigs, EMA, Chromeo, SZA, Avey Tare and Mike Kinsella, who told us all about his upcoming Owen covers album.