Lollapalooza is here, but if you’re reading this you’re probably not attending. Instead, you’re probably stuck at home or at the workplace wishing you could. Well, if that’s the case, don’t fret just yet. Our dedicated staff will brave the crowds, extreme heat, and exorbitant prices so you won’t have to. Check out our in-depth coverage of the festival all weekend long. Hell, you can follow us on Twitter too.
Until then, kick back, relax, watch some webcasts of your favorite bands this weekend, and enjoy the following recap. These little tidbits can’t possibly be as entertaining or as memorable as, say, an Arcade Fire set on a perfect summer night in Chicago, but they’re better than nothing, don’t you think?
Here’s what didn’t make it into the last recap:
— It’s been well over a year since Michael Jackson passed away, but he’s still putting out new material. Or at least his estate is. An album of ten previously unheard songs is slated for a November release.
— Spotify won’t make it stateside after all.
Here’s a look at the latest festival updates:
— Lollapalooza offered its webcast schedule.
— Outside Lands published its day-by-day schedule.
— The lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest went public.
— The inaugural City Arts Festival also unveiled its lineup.
Here’s this week in review:
— Kings of Leon will have a new record out by mid-Ocotber. This means that FM radio stations will finally have something other than “Use Somebody” to play ad nauseum.
— Paul McCartney personally offered some Beatles songs for use in Glee.
— Time has never slowed down Iggy Pop, and this week certainly wasn’t an exception. He announced some pretty crazy plans for the coming year.
— There were some interesting developments in the Lil Wayne “Prison Watch.”
— Weezer detailed Hurley, their eighth studio LP.
— Eminem scored both Megan Fox and Rihanna for his new music video. Must be nice.
— Wyclef Jean revealed that he intends to run for President of Haiti.
— Deadmau5 collapsed during a performance in DC. He has since cancelled the remainder of his North American tour.
— The RIAA issued warnings to blogs that offered “unauthorized” free downloads of Radiohead’s In Rainbows three years ago.
— Apple will soon offer a cloud-based streaming service.
— Philip Cosores interviewed The Dodos‘ Meric Long.
— Cosores also reviewed Joanna Newsom‘s performance at LA’s Orpheum Theater.
— Drew Litowitz covered Newport Folk Fest.