Published Oct 10, 2009If you're fortunate enough to be living in Canada, you'll likely be getting all set for your magical, waist-expanding Thanksgiving. But before you gorge, you might want to take a moment to catch up on this week's top stories with our always-convenient News Round-Up.
First up, new music from what seems to be Arcade Fire has hit the interweb. As you likely know by now, Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, and Owen "Final Fantasy" Pallett have scored the upcoming film by director Richard Kelly called The Box, and all signs point to this being our first taste of their new Psycho-inspired work.
Of course, Animal Collective started a bunch of hubbub this week as well, first with word leaking of a mysterious new EP called Fall Be Kind, then of a new single, and finally of the band confirming that EP.
Also grabbing headlines this week we had Gun N' Roses being slapped with a $1 million lawsuit for allegedly ripping off some songs from electro shoegazer Ulrich Schnauss, Temple of the Dog reuniting at a Pearl Jam show, Radiohead saying that they'll be making albums after all and Tom Waits confirming his Glitter and Doom Live album.
Sadly, there were some deaths to report as well. String arranger Robert Kirby, who worked alongside the likes of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, John Cale and Elton John, passed away, as did Mike Alexander, the bassist of UK thrash metal outfit Evile.
Oh, and did we just find out that R. Kelly can't read?