News Roundup: TV On The Radio Going on Hiatus, Andrew W.K., Coney Island Rockabilly Festival, Michael Jackson


–After touring relentlessly since releasing Dear Science last September, TV On The Radio are going on hiatus. Frontman Tunde Adebimpe talked to MTV News backstage at California’s Outside Lands festival and said the band is planning to take at least a year off to squash animosity within. “We’ve been on tour for almost a year now, and towards the end of the year, you do end up getting things out during the show, subliminally, that you can’t get out with someone on a bus,” he said. “Because you can say something to someone on the bus, and then after you’ve let it out, you realize you’ve got six hours sitting across from that person. Like, ‘Remember when I called you a dick a while ago? That was just, uh, caffeine and all sorts of sleep depravation talking, and I really didn’t mean it, and I hope you don’t take it to heart, even though I can tell that you are because you’re not talking to me.’ It’s basic cabin fever.”

–Want to meet Andrew W.K.? Of course you do. He’ll be giving away his new album, which will be released Tuesday, in Midtown tomorrow. Per Twitter: Sept. 5th, 5:55pm, 55th and 5th in Manhattan – I’ll be there with 5 copies of ’55 CADILLAC.'”

–The Coney Island Rockabilly Festival begins today. The Cockabilly Records-run fest will run through Monday, featuring over 100 acts and including New York bands Rockets Red Glare and the Memphis Morticians. There will also be “real life burlesque” and a “real life sideshow.” We hope the sideshow’s a little less depressing than the one they normally have at Coney. Tickets here.

–Michael Jackson was buried today, ten weeks to the day after his death. His final resting place will be inside the heavily-guarded Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, outside Los Angeles alongside the likes of Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, and Walt Disney. According to the Guardian, about 200 friends and family attended the service, including Elizabeth Taylor, Macauly Culkin, Lisa Marie Presley, Quincy Jones, and Berry Gordy. Meanwhile, The New York Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex has added some new Jackson artifacts, including the handwritten lyrics to “Beat It,” “Bad,” and “We Are The World,” the Motown ID card issued to Jackson when the Jackson 5 signed to Motown Records in 1968, and that black leather glove he wore in the “Bad” video.