Bradford Cox Vs. Sony, Nick Drake's Toronto Tribute and the Release of Jonny Greenwood's Norwegian Wood Score Lead This Week's News Roundup

Bradford Cox Vs. Sony, Nick Drake's Toronto Tribute and the Release of Jonny Greenwood's <i>Norwegian Wood</i> Score Lead This Week's News Roundup
Despite the U.S. going into holiday mode, the news wire was busy this week. If you weren't glued to your RSS feeder though, we've gathered up some of this week's biggest headline-grabbers in Exclaim!'s news roundup.

First up, Deerhunter's Bradford Cox has clashed with Sony over alleged copyright violations. Cox shared four albums by his Atlas Sound project this week on the Deerhunter blog, only to later have three of those pulled offline by the major label, who citied copyright violations. In a post, Cox wrote, "Apparently Sony Music owns my bedroom." Who knew?

Next, if you've been anxiously anticipating the Norwegian Wood score by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, the wait is over, at least in Japan. Way out east, you can now purchase the album, and we have all the details, including the translated tracklisting and cover art.

Then there was some good old-fashioned hip-hop beef between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, Axl Rose suing Activision over Slash's appearance in Guitar Hero III, Tom Waits spinning poetry in a new book about the homeless and Nick Drake getting a tribute night in Toronto.

Finally, to end on a sad note, Throbbing Gristle/Coil co-founder Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson passed away. He was 55.