Josh Homme vs. Jay Z, Drake's Tour Postponement and First Rate People's Debut Album in Our News Roundup
Published Sep 21, 2013As so often is the case, it was another busy week in the music world, making it hard to keep up with it all. But if you fear you missed something, our news roundup will take care of that ASAP.
First off, an unlikely beef emerged this week, as Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme had some choice words for Jay Z and the rapper's Made in America Festival. Not far behind, we also learned that M.I.A. is embroiled in what sounds to be a nasty court battle with the NFL over that middle finger incident from a few years back at the Super Bowl. And it was a bad week for indie couple Sky Ferriera and DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith, who were arrested for drug possession, among other illegal activities.
In more Canadian news, Arcade Fire got their own NBC special, First Rate People announced their debut album, Frog Eyes returned with a new LP, Drake postponed his North American tour and an ultra-rare Godspeed You! Black Emperor cassette allegedly emerged online.
Then we had Odd Future offshoot MellowHigh announcing a fall tour and mixtape, Flaming Lips revealed some wild-looking frog-shaped sound recorders, Braid revealing that their working on their first new album in over a decade and Goblin sharing all the details behind their anticipated new 12-inch.