Published Aug 11, 2012It may have been a shortened workweek in much of Canada, but that didn't stop a barrage of news from flowing over our webpages. If you're worried you might have missed something this week, come have a look at our news roundup.
First off, it was another busy week on the Canadian music front, with Alexisonfire leading the way. Following a mysterious countdown clock on the band's website, they announced their 10th anniversary farewell tour. It's hardly what you'd call an extensive jaunt, but this may be your last time to catch Alexisonfire, making the news plenty exciting for fans.
Also in Canada this week, we had Julie Doiron introducing her new band, which includes members of Cancer Bats and Eamon McGrath, while Dan Boeckner shed some light on Handsome Furs' breakup, as well as talked to Exclaim! about Wolf Parade's future and a possible new band besides Divine Fits. There were loads of new release announcements as well, including new records from Two Hours Traffic, late Women member Chris Reimer, deadmau5, Change of Heart, and, at long last, Ladyhawk.
In international news, we had Billy Bragg slamming Morrissey over the Moz's disparaging remarks about the London Olympics, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe issuing a statement following his Czech prison experience, and Beastie Boys suing Monster Energy Drink.
Last but not least, in news that you'll either love or hate with a passion, apparently Kanye West and Skrillex are joining forces on some new material. We can only pray it's better than that disaster of a Doors collaboration.