Published Nov 12, 2011Following another jam-packed news week, we've gathered up the highlights for yet another edition of our weekly news roundup.
First off, as many suspected, Black Sabbath cleared up their "11.11.11" mystery by announcing the band are reuniting. Not only will the original lineup be delivering a new LP, but we'll also get a world tour out of the deal. And yeah, yeah, Ozzy is back behind the mic, but we're actually really hoping Bill Ward belts one or two out again. But maybe that's just us.
Also jumping on the reunion bandwagon, '90s slow-core unit Codeine are getting back together for a reunion tour and some reissues. Our recommendation: grab the Frigid Stars re-release. You'll thank us later.
It was also a big week for Canadian music news. First Damian Abraham tried to quash that rumour that he's quitting Fucked Up, then we got a double dose of Broken Social Scene news, with Brendan Canning revealing that he has completed a new album and Justin Peroff announcing the debut LP from his Eight and a Half. Also, if you missed it, former Constantines frontman Bry Webb paid a visit to Exclaim! TV, where debuted a pair of tracks from his upcoming solo album.
Then we had SNL getting in some legal hot water thanks to the Lonely Island guys, Danzig causing a bunch of drama at the Fun Fun Fun Fest, Kid Koala dishing on the new Deltron 3030 album and rapper Heavy D passing away.
Finally, EMI is being sold at last, as former competitors Universal and Sony announced they would be splitting up the company. Yes, kids, the world is a scary place.