With another workweek officially over and out, we've assembled our weekend Exclaim! package: a little item we like to simply call News Round-Up. And like the name suggests, it involves us, well, "rounding up" this weeks top stories in this convenient link-assisted package.
Leading the news pack this week, we actually had a chunk of stories that fell into the downer category. Perhaps most shocking was Beastie Boy Adam Yauch being diagnosed with cancer early this week, forcing the band to cancel all their scheduled tour dates and to delay their upcoming Hot Sauce Committee Part 1. Also, word came down that Gordon Waller of '60s British Invasion pop duo Peter & Gordon passed away and that K Records singer-songwriter Jeff Hanson had in fact died of a drug overdose earlier this year. And while the Mae Shi breaking up may not be as heavy as any of the above stories, it has led to a whole lot of drama, leading drummer Jacob Cooper to talk exclusively to Exclaim! to set the record straight on a few things.
On a more positive note, the Canadian government has resumed talks about our copyright laws, which may lead them to become more lenient, Telefon Tel Aviv are again a duo following the passing of the duo's Charlie Cooper (for more insights on that click here) and Daft Punk have supposedly began a series of "Tron-themed events," plus the robotic duo may have just given us a taste of the upcoming soundtrack. Oh, and just because the story made up chuckle, apparently Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood was "too shy" to join the ranks of reunited UK post-punks Magazine. Who would have thought that, eh?