News Roundup: David Archuleta’s Pervy Dad, Shows at the Guggenheim, Jack White, Tom Delonge


–Jeff Archuleta, the overeager stage dad of 2008 American Idol contestant David Archuleta, has been charged with soliciting a massage parlor hooker. The charge stems from a January raid on a Midvale, Utah parlor after police conducted a five-day investigation. Archuleta’s lawyer maintains his client was getting legitimate therapy for his back. Those “flimsy outfits” that drew cops to the building? Just casual Friday.

–A series of live shows will take place in the Guggenheim rotunda later this summer. It Came from Brooklyn will showcase ten bands over five Friday nights. Judging from the lineup so far, the museum is going all out. The Walkmen and High Places kick off the series August 14, and Grizzly Bear is also expected to headline at some point. The series, which is meant to give exposure to Brooklyn’s expanding art scene, will also include readings from Brooklyn-based writers.

–Jack White hates the internet’s influence on music. In an interview with Canada’s National Post, White discussed promoting his new band, The Dead Weather, saying “Do I really need a MySpace page for this fucking music? Do I really need to do that? There’s a part of me, that just out of spite, says I don’t want to do it because it’s so antithetical to what I do.” The Dead Weather hosts its YouTube channel, which White is undoubtedly excited about.

–Tom Delonge may back with blink 182, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing being as pretentious as possible. Delonge’s Angels and Airwaves project is planning a free concept album and film, Love. Sounding like a high-schooler trying to describe his favorite new prog band, Delonge told Billboard, “It’s like blending Radiohead and U2 together with these kind of Pink Floyd movements.” Just a few years ago he was writing about wanting to fuck a dog in the ass.