Published Jan 22, 2011Now that the weekend has returned, so too has Exclaim!'s news roundup. If you worry you're not up to speed, we have a recap that includes everything from long-awaited reunions to high-profile nostalgia tours to major labels hitting rock bottom.
First up, we saw the return of several much-missed bands this week. Not only did Women re-emerge with a new split seven-inch, but '90s slacker rock heroes Archers of Loaf got back together and much-loved Canrock dudes Death From Above 1979 are reuniting for Coachella.
In further good news, Pixies are returning to Canada and they will be bringing their 1989 classic Doolittle with them. Plus, Trent Reznor won himself a Golden Globe for his Social Network score and Sled Island will be returning to Calgary in 2011, despite earlier worries about a lack of funding.
Then for a bit of weird, we learned this week that Gucci Mane will be very busy. After all, he has a reality show with Waka Flocka Flame to worry about and a Britney Spears collaboration to work on. Oh, and that whole thing about Daft Punk using the alter ego the Third Twin? Well, it's a put-on of course.
Then there was Damian Abraham telling us more about the wild and weird record Fucked Up are making, Kate Bush confirming that she will have something new for us this year and another chapter in that Canadian controversy over Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing."
Last but not least, Warner Music Group is up for sale. Are you really surprised?