Quest for Fire Break Up, Jay-Z Gets Scoring and the New Slayer/Exodus/Queens of the Stone Age Supergroup in This Week's News Roundup
Published Jan 05, 2013Now that 2013 has officially arrived, the world of music news is picking itself back up again. If you fear you missed anything this week, here's our roundup to help you get back on top of things.
First off, it was a rough week on the Canadian music scene, with the announcements that Quest for Fire are calling it quits and that Catl. are going on indefinite hiatus. Also, keeping with the breakup theme, U.S. metalcore unit Bleeding Through are throwing in the towel, and Mark McGuire left synth-jam heroes Emeralds, though the group will continue on as a duo.
Also on the down note, Bobby Womack revealed he's suffering from Alzheimer's and Frank Ocean got busted for marijuana possession, leading him to get his driver's licence confiscated.
In some more positive news, members of Queens of the Stone Age, Slayer and Exodus are the latest to enter the supergroup realm, while Dave Grohl revealed he's assembling a supergroup of his own to promote his Sound City film.
Also, NOFX unveiled a massive 30th anniversary box set, Green Day rescheduled their North American tour, Jack White unearthed some more archival goods, the Weeknd is gearing up for a new album, and Jay-Z is on deck to score the upcoming Great Gatsby film.