There are two types of people in the world: those who read stories as they see them on their feed and those who scroll past and “save for later,” without ever going back. We’re definitely the latter. To save you time, we rounded up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed this week. From the disastrous Fyre Festival settlement to Mick Jagger’s first NFT, this is what you missed in music this week.
Kanye West’s $1M Yeezys May Be The World’s Most Expensive Sneakers
The sneaker resale market has been hot—Jordan silhouettes set you back a few hundred dollars, and Off-White Nikes go for thousands. But would you pay $1,000,000 for a pair of sneakers? Sotheby’s thinks so. The first Yeezys ever worn in public, by Kanye West at the 2008 Grammy Awards, are going on sale with a seven-figure price tag via a private sale. Details are limited and invites are exclusive.
Artificial Intelligence Studied Kurt Cobain to Create a “New” Nirvana Song
It’s been over 25 years since we heard any new music from the ‘90s grunge rock band Nirvana…until now. An artificial intelligence program analyzed Nirvana’s entire catalog and conjured up original songwriting and sounds—Kurt Cobain style—with vocals from tribute band singer Eric Hogan. This is part of the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club, an initiative aimed at raising mental health awareness in the music industry. They’re spotlighting famous artists whose lives were cut short by imagining the music they could have made if they were still alive today.
Fyre Festival Ticket Holders Win $7,220 Each in Class-Action Settlement
Remember the catastrophe that was Fyre Festival? An ultra-luxe musical festival in the Bahamas that turned out to be more like an episode of Survivor. Almost four years later, the class-action lawsuit against the festival’s organizers has finally come to a settlement—but there’s a catch. You’ll have to read more to find out.
Mick Jagger to Sell ‘Easy Sleezy’ NFT to Raise Funds For Independent Venues
Mick Jagger has officially joined the NFT market. To celebrate the release of his new song “Eazy Sleazy” with Dave Grohl, the Rolling Stones frontman had a 24-hour auction of his one-of-one video. All the proceeds went to charities supporting live music venues in the UK and US.
Vince Staples Readying Two New Albums and a Netflix Show
It’s been a minute since we’ve gotten any new music from Vince Staples, but it looks like the drought is over. He’s coming back hot with a self-titled album, pending release in summer 2021, a follow-up album called Ramona Park Broke My Heart, and a Netflix show.