This week was full of bands getting back together and sadly also of band’s calling indefinite hiatuses. It all began with Dave Grohl finally addressing the rumors of the Foo Fighters future. Grohl confirmed that the Foo Fighters would indeed be on an indefinite hiatus. While the news of the hiatus was disappointing, music lovers got a pleasant suprise when Paul Westerberg said the Replacements were reuniting to record a covers EP.
Keeping with the news of breakups and reunions, Mike Love cleared the rumors swirling around about him “firing” original Beach Boys member Brian Wilson. According to Love, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band will still being touring together. The Beach Boys will have some new members joining them this year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The nominations for the Class of 2013 were released this week. Being honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a dream come true for many, just like being honored with the MacArthur “Genuis Grant” was for Chris Thile, when he was awarded the grant earlier this week.
Speaking of being honored, Quentin Tarantino found himself as an honoree for the Hollywood Film Awards as an iconic writer and director. Paste premiered three exclusive stills from the upcoming Seven Psychopaths movie, in addition audiences got to finally see a trailer for Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger.
In a shocking choice, the Oscars announced that Seth MacFarlane would host the 85th Academy Awards. Television is getting a little bit more fan friendly, both the Simpsons and Arrested Development are holding contests for fans to appear on the respected shows.
This week also marked many anniversaries in pop culture. James Bond and the Beatles both are celebrating a 50-year anniversary, Bond for the first release of the original Bond movie Dr.No and the Beatles for the release of their first single “Love Me Do.” Cartoon Network also celebrated their 20th anniversary with a release of a very nostalgic video celebrating all 20-years of the network.