Weekend Music News — Grimes' Gear Stolen, Kim Gordon Sells Clothes, Lady Gaga's New Tattoo, Stevie Wonder vs Frank Ocean
Everything you missed while you were living in the real world.
By now you should understand our stance on Grimes — i.e. that she is a gift from the heavens. Which is why it makes us SO ANGRY to learn that some bastard(s) have stolen all of her gear — synths, cables and everything else — from a show in Manchester. This is some Grinch shit. She tweeted:
She said their show the next day would not be cancelled despite the "gear situation" and that she was "excited by the prospect of change". She also tweeted that a couple in the hotel room next door to her were having sex to Nina Hagen.
While we're on the topic of awesome people, vintage designer clothing previously owned by Kim Gordon could be yours to own. Yes, actual stuff worn by her. The Sonic Youth frontwoman is peddling her wares via Californian boutique Mercy Vintage Now — better be quick, though, it's (understandably) selling fast. There are still lots of gems by Marc Jacobs, Marni, Prada, Margiela and 3.1 Phillip Lim left, and the prices aren't too ridic considering there's a possibility that they could still smell like her.
"I think honestly, some people who think they're gay, they're confused. People can misconstrue closeness for love. People can feel connected, they bond. I'm not saying all [gay people are confused]. Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that's them."
He has since attempted to clear up his comment, issuing this statement to The Huffington Post:
"I'm sorry that my words about anyone feeling confused about their love were misunderstood. No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I; both in my life and in my music. Clearly, love is love, between a man and a woman, a woman and a man, a woman and a woman and a man and a man. What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period."
Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriter Hal David has died at age 91. With Burt Bacharach, Hal wrote some of the catchiest pop songs in history — 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head', '(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me' and 'I Say a Little Prayer' to name just a few.
Last up, Lady Gaga embraced the reckless abandon of youth recently while in Amsterdam and got some obligatory spontaneous Dutch ink. Disappointingly, the tattoo was not marijuana-related.