After another big week of news scrounging, we've sorted through the week's top stories for our news roundup. So if you need to get back on top of things, the following collection of links should do the trick.
First off, Suicide Silence fans got pretty much the worst news possible, as frontman Mitch Lucker was killed in a motorcycle accident this week. The singer for the Riverside, CA metalcore act was only 28, with his death having quite the devastating effect on his friends, family and bandmates.
Unfortunately, that wasn't the only tragedy this week. Three concertgoers were crushed to death at a Steve Aoki show in Spain, while Joel Burrows of the Minders and the Thermals passed away as well.
Then there was Cat Power contemplating cancelling her European tour over health and financial problems. Thankfully, she's now confirmed the tour will go ahead, but Grimes wasn't so lucky, as she was forced to axe her Euro trek due to medical reasons.
In other news, Blue Rodeo announced a Canadian tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary, singer Jim Lindberg returned to Pennywise, members of Mastodon, Converge, Mars Volta, Soulfly and Dillinger Escape Plan formed a new supergroup, Hollerado announced their new album, and Eminem confirmed a new LP via, um, a baseball hat.
To end in a bit of controversy, Death From Above 1979 posted a letter urging fans not to record their live shows — something that doesn't seem to be sitting well with some fans — and Death Grips aired some dirty laundry about their relationship with Epic Records, only to find themselves quickly dropped by the major label.