Weekly News Roundup: December 1st-7th, 2023

We begin our Annual Report recap as the year continues to deliver big news stories


Featured Image Credit: “Weird Al” Yankovic, photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images; Sufjan Stevens (photo by Dawn Miller), Yves Tumor (photo by Isabella Cordera), Lana Del Rey (photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images), and Foo Fighters (photo by Alex Kluft); Def Leppard (photo by Ross Halfin) and Journey (courtesy of band)

    Though the year is wrapping up, schools are readying to close, and breaks are on the horizon, the news cycle never stops! Fresh stories are coming at us from all directions, and in case you missed any, we have you covered with the latest Weekly Roundup.

    But first, it’s time for the 2023 Annual Report! To kick off our end-of-year tradition, we’ve released our list of the 50 Best Albums of 2023 — truly a must-read for any music fans. There were also a slew of tours announced, with Def Leppard and Journey linking up for a run, while Limp Bizkit and Corey Feldman (?!) set their sights on their own jaunt. Sublime are reuniting with the son of original singer Bradley Nowell, and “Weird Al” Yankovic has put Spotify on blast.

    Catch up on all the hottest music, entertainment, and pop culture news via the video above, and find more info on each story at the links below.

    Consequence Kicks off 2023 Annual Report with 50 Best Albums of the Year — It’s that time of the season, everybody! As the year wraps up, we have begun our Annual Report with Consequence’s Top 50 Albums of the Year list, which is essential reading for anyone looking to catch up on all of the amazing tunes released this year. Be sure to stay tuned, as our Annual Report has only just begun — you can also see our list of the Best TV Shows, Best Metal & Hard Rock Albums, and Best Live Shows, as well as read about our Festival of the Year.


    Def Leppard and Journey Announce Joint 2024 Tour — Featuring extra touring support from classic bands such as Steve Miller Band, Cheap Trick, and Heart, the two heavyweights have announced a North American tour. Taking them through the summer, the 23-date trek begins July 6th in St. Louis, with a Ticketmaster pre-sale beginning next Thursday, December 14th.

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    Sublime to Reunite with Bradley Nowell’s Son — Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, original members of legendary band Sublime, are reuniting for a performance with Jakob Nowell, the son of original singer Bradley Nowell. Marking the first time the three will perform together, the show will take place at a benefit concert for Bad Brains’ frontman H.R., which takes place December 11th in Los Angeles. While they will not be playing under the name Sublime, there are rumors that a proper reunion may be in the works.

    Limp Bizkit Announces 2024 Tour with Corey Feldman, Bones — In the midst of a slight career renaissance for Limp Bizkit and frontman Fred Durst, the nu-metal band has announced a new tour. Taking them through North America during the summer, the shows will feature support from famed child actor-turned rocker Corey Feldman; rappers Bones, Eddy Baker, and Xavier Wulf of underground group SesHolloWaterBoyz, synth-punker N8NOFACE; and rapper Riff Raff, who will appear as MC. Tickets are on sale now.


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    “Weird Al” Responds to Viral Spotify Wrapped Comments — During this year’s Spotify Wrapped festivities, musicians were given the chance to record short messages for fans, with “Weird Al” Yankovic taking the opportunity to put the company on blast for their artist payout. When later asked about it during an interview with Consequence, he said he “did it as a goof,” but that there was truth to his words, continuing to criticize the company for underpaying its artists, saying that there’s a reason why he doesn’t release albums anymore.