News Round-Up for the Week of August 24

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 08.29.14 in News

Before you head out for the long weekend, make sure you’re up to date on all the events from this past week.

Suge Knight was shot at a pre-VMAs event and is currently recovering. The VMAs themselves were pretty dull, even though Beyoncé tried her best to save the broadcast.

D’Angelo did make an appearance at the AfroPunk Festival, but he did not play “Untitled.”

Meanwhile, Weird Al stole the show at the Emmys.

Kate Bush played her first show in 35 years.

Prince announced that he will be releasing two albums in the coming months.

Morrissey will be curating a Best of the Ramones compilation, but then he trashed any of our burgeoning good will by disrespecting Robin Williams in a tribute for Richard Attenborough.

In this week’s legal troubles, Young Jeezy was arrested for the third time this year and Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean were all sued on an allegation of copyright infringement. The Beastie Boys are fighting to keep their $1.7 million jury award from Monster Energy. Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda is facing a felony gun charge.

Percussionist Uziah “Sticky” Thompson passed away at the age of 78. Tim “Rawbiz” Williams, the bassist for Suicidal Tendencies, also passed away.

In classic rock news, Neil Young is getting divorced after 36 years and Bob Dylan announced a North American tour to support the release of The Basement Tapes. Bruce Springsteen has decided to become a children’s book author.

Don’t forget to check out Marc Hogan’s piece “Why Friday Shouldn’t Become the Global Release Date for New Music” for your weekend longread.

Now go forth and enjoy the next three days.