The Vulture Nest: Latest Music News

An outpour of sympathy and sadness flooded Twitter feeds on Saturday as the world bid farewell to much beloved member of the music community. Adam Yauch aka MCA from one of the true innovators of hip hop, The Beastie Boys, died in New York on Friday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 47. He had been treated for cancer of the salivary gland which he had expressed optimism in his recovery last year.

Justin Timberlake tweeted: “Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. A true pioneer of art. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.” Meanwhile, rapper Eminem said in a statement, “I think it’s obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others.”

The Beastie Boys are known for their infectious beats and killer oneliners, such as, “If you try to knock me you’ll get mocked; I’ll stir fry you in my wok.”

Aussie musos Adalita, Missy Higgins, and two members of Cut Copy (Tim Hooey and Mitchell Scott) and Tame Impala (Dominic Simper and Kevin Parker) are amongst a myriad of Aussies nominated for PETA’s search for the world’s sexiest vegetarian. The winners are decided ultimately through four categories of “equal consideration:” number of votes received, the celebrity’s commitment to vegetarianism, PETA’s assessment of the celebrities’ attractiveness, and the media-friendliness of each celeb’s personality. For the full list of nominees and where to vote, click here.

The countdown to the release of Beach House’s highly anticipated fourth album is nearly over. Bloom is to be dropped on the 11th of May and was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in Texas. The Baltimore-based dream pop duo stole our hearts with Teen Dream in 2010,so we’re pretty much holding our breaths until Friday.Bloom is meant to be experienced as an ALBUM, a singular, unified vision of the world. Though not stripped down, the many layers of Bloom are uncomplicated and meticulously constructed to ensure there is no waste,” says Mistletone.

Luscious-lipped Lana del Rey has announced more sideshows to coincide with her trip down under for Splendour. She royally pissed on patrons earlier this year when she cancelled a series of shows in Melbourne and Sydney “due to unprecedented international demand.” Assuming fans will forgive her for a few notoriously bad performances on international television, del Rey will perform in two (almost sold out) shows in both Melbourne and Sydney in late July in significantly larger venues. Here’s a picture of her holding a cat:

Soph Goulopoulos


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