Published Apr 14, 2012The music world may be turning its attention towards Coachella this weekend, but that doesn't mean there isn't a whole swak of news to catch up on. To help you out, here are just some of the week's top stories.
First off, it was a big week for festival announcements and tour news, a sure sign summer is just around the corner. Not only did we get the 2012 Lollapalooza lineup, but SappyFest revealed several of its headliners and so too did the Calgary Folk Music Festival, which this year will host artists like Jeff Mangum, Randy Newman and Beirut. Then, of course, there was the Weeknd announcing his first-ever North American tour, something Vancouver was obviously excited about since tickets to that city's show sold out in no time.
Also this week, we had several big-name Canadian media companies forming a coalition in attempts to shut down the CBC's new music streaming service, Courtney Love causing a bunch of drama by tweeting Dave Grohl has been hitting on her daughter, Lars Ulrich debunking that whole thing about Hulk Hogan auditioning for Metallica, and Axl Rose continuing to be his crazy self by turning down Guns N' Roses' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Then there was Death Grips speaking to Exclaim! all about their major label deal, while Owen Pallett made us go "WTF" by collaborating with Linkin Park and Dirty Beaches signed on to score a film about West Edmonton Mall's waterpark.
Sadly, this week we also learned of the death of Cynthia Dall, who passed away at 41.