First Dibs: Why Is Kanye West Ditching His Tour?

Is Miley Cyrus beefing with Avril Lavigne? A house music legend dies, and we find out who’s presenting at this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony.

  • In what has been confirmed as not being an April Fools ruse, Kanye West is scrapping the Australian leg of his Yeezus tour. It sounds like Ye is heading back to the studio to work on his next album, so the Aussies will get twice as much intensity once the rapper swings back their way. [Idolator]
  • We all know who’s being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at next week’s ceremony, but the presenters have just been announced. R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and rock legend Bruce Springsteen are among the guests tapped to induct the 2014 class. [NME]
  • Frankie Knuckles, an early fixture on Chicago’s house music scene, has died. The Bronx-born DJ began his reign in the late `70s and eventually expanded his influence into Europe. He was 59 years old. [Stereogum]
  • Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne are engaging in some old-fashioned cattiness, but relax, it’s only a joke! The stars duke it out over who’s more popular in Canada — and they wish you a happy April Fools Day! [MTV News]

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