Published Oct 30, 2010We may all be getting set to get spooky, but that doesn't mean we're skipping this week's news roundup. As we do every weekend, we've assembled a convenient list of the week's top stories to take us into this Halloween weekend.
To start things off, it was a bad week for analog technology. First, we heard Sony is ceasing production of the Walkman and then we discovered Panasonic is killing off the Technics 1200. "Dead" technology or not, we couldn't help but feel a little bummed about the whole thing. So while you're out there getting ghoulish this weekend, don't forget to pour one for our dead homies, the Walkman and 1200.
In some more positive news, we also had some reunions this week. Shirley Manson has confirmed Garbage are getting back together, while Descendents are reuniting as well. And if that's not enough nostalgia trippin' for ya, Dave Grohl is back with his old Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic and Nevermind producer Butch Vig, who, coincidentally enough, also plays in Garbage.
Then we had Jim O'Rourke "brainwashing" some tween popstar, Danzig addressing that whole kitty litter incident (well, kinda), Lil B dropping Kanye West a diss track and LimeWire getting shut down by the courts.
Finally, there was some big album news this week. The Dears are returning with Degeneration Street, Deadmaus5 has 4x4=12 heading our way, there's an all-Canadian tribute to the Band and, apparently, Aphex Twin has six albums completed. Seriously, Richard, we'll take even just one.