Published Oct 08, 2011This weekend is the occasion to give thanks and spend some quality time with family. But before we settle into the long weekend and indulge ourselves in an inevitable eating binge, let's look back on the top headlines of the past five days with Exclaim!'s weekly news roundup.
The week's big newsmakers were British metalheads Bring Me the Horizon, whose string of bad luck began when singer Oliver "Oli" Sykes was at the centre of an onstage brawl, and incident that he later ranted about on his blog. The violence continued when a man impersonating Sykes was sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder.
The music industry lost a pair of innovators to cancer: folk hero Bert Jansch died at 67, while Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died at 56. And in other Apple-related news, the iPod moved one step closer to market domination when Microsoft shared some conflicting reports apparent the apparent end of its Zune line.
The week wasn't all bad news, however. We've got some exciting new releases coming our way in the near future, including a compilation of Flaming Lips collaborations, an iTunes EP and a Mercury Records LP from the Gaslight Anthem, a twelve-inch from Portishead, a comeback record from the Cranberries, and a video game spearheaded by the troublemakers in Wavves.
In Canadian news, Feist spoke with us about her much-buzzed new LP Metals, while Bon Iver announced that he will be returning to our country for more shows in December.
And to lead us into Thanksgiving, here are five Canadian albums to be thankful for in 2011.