Burning Hell's Tour Theft, Nick Oliveri's SWAT Team Standoff and Trent Reznor vs. the 'Pretty Hate Machine' Cash-In Lead Our News Roundup
Published Jul 16, 2011As always, it's been a busy week here at the Exclaim! news offices. And unless you've been paying extra-close attention, chances are you missed something. So, if you want to make sure you're on top of things, have a look at just some of this week's headlining-grabbing stories.
To start things off, the music world definitely butted a few heads with the law this week. First, we had Yoko Ono threatening a lawsuit against a John Lennon-themed bar in Scotland and then former Queens of the Age Stone/Kyuss bassist Nick Oliveri got involved in a wild standoff with a SWAT team. Meanwhile, Ontario's the Burning Hell were robbed of all their tour earnings while in Europe. Thankfully, that story comes with a happy ending.
Also this week, we had Trent Reznor urging fans not to buy the new reissue of NIN's Pretty Hate Machine, Kanye and Jay-Z leaking a tracklist for their Watch the Throne, Rilo Kiley confirming their breakup and comedian Reggie Watts setting his sights on a collaboration with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy.
There was also some pretty great news for those music fans with more electronic tastes, as we found out Gui Boratto is returning with a new LP and so is the long-absent Boom Bip, who's managed to rope in members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Franz Ferdinand and Empire of the Sun for his new album.
But to end on a sad note, we also saw the death of beloved guitar maker Travis Bean, as well as the passing of Jerry Ragovoy, who penned such classic songs as "Time Is on My Side," "Anytime You Want Me" and "Piece of My Heart."