Published Jun 07, 2014Following another full week of news, here we are again with our trusty roundup. Here are just some of stories that made headlines the last several days.
First off, it was a huge week for album announcements. Not only did we get news of incoming records by Spoon and Tweedy (a.k.a. Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer), but we learned of incoming albums from Rise Against, Interpol, Pastikman, PS I Love You and Caribou.
But it was also a pretty big week for controversy as well. Apple sent headphone lovers into a massive panic over reported plans to phase out standard 3.5mm headphone input for its own proprietary Lightning connector, Pharrell got into a pile of trouble for wearing a headdress, and the Eagles' Don Henley took aim at Frank Ocean and Okkervil River over some alleged song theft.
In other news, Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde was arrested, Beastie Boys were awarded $1.7 million in their lawsuit against Monster Energy, Modest Mouse announced a big Canadian tour, and it was revealed Gwar's Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose.
Finally, it was release week for Fucked Up, who told us all about the "slow version" to their new Glass Boys and announced a new 7-inch series.