D.O.A.'s Dave Gregg Passes On, Jack White Returns and Flaming Lips Do April Fool's in Our News Roundup
Published Apr 05, 2014With another big news week behind us, we've done the heavy lifting for you and collected the week's biggest headline grabbers. So if you're wanting to get back on top of it all, here's your shot.
First off, this week was met with its fair share of sad news. In Canada, we lost one of our true punk heroes, as onetime D.O.A. guitarist Dave Gregg passed away. While only 54, he suffered a heart attack and sadly died in hospital shortly after. Also, in the world of electronic music, house legend Frankie Knuckles died at the age of 59.
In other news, up in Canada we got the lineup to Edmonton's Interstellar Rodeo, as well as a big add to Calgary's Sled Island. Plus, Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs revealed their Gates of Hell, while we also learned the Mad Decent Block Party will be swinging through a few up-north cities, as will Claudio Simonetti's Goblin, who will be playing the classic soundtrack to Dawn of the Dead.
In other news, Jack White unveiled his new solo album and plans to record the "world's fastest released record," Courtney Love reunited the classic '90s Hole lineup, the Flaming Lips played a big ol' April Fool's prank and, um, Johnny Rotten is starring in Jesus Christ Superstar of all things.