Riz Ortolani's Passing, Neil Young's 'A Letter Home' and Vivian Girls' Breakup in Our News Roundup

Riz Ortolani's Passing, Neil Young's 'A Letter Home' and Vivian Girls' Breakup in Our News Roundup

As always, a lot went down in the music world this week, from high-profile tour and album announcements, to the passing of legends, to former teen idols losing their shit in the most public way possible. If you missed anything, we have you covered.

First off, Neil Young kept his recent publicity train chugging by announcing a new album. Called A Letter Home, it will apparently arrive though Jack White's Third Man label. However, contrary to early reports, it will sadly not be an album of duets between the pair.

While still Canadian but in a different vein altogether, sleaze pop prince Mac DeMarco announced his new record Salad Days as well.

There were also a lot of big tour announcements this week, including from Bryan Ferry, Goat, Foster the People and the National.

In other news, Vivian Girls broke up, Prince launched a massive lawsuit against a bunch of online bootleggers, Kurt Cobain Day was declared in his hometown of Aberdeen, WA, and Slowdive may be reuniting. Sadly, Italian soundtrack legend Riz Ortolani also passed away this week.

And last but not least, Justin Bieber got himself into a whole pile of trouble.