Feist's Polaris Win, Billie Joe Armstrong's Meltdown Fallout and Beach Boys' Public Firing in This Week's News Roundup

Feist's Polaris Win, Billie Joe Armstrong's Meltdown Fallout and Beach Boys' Public Firing in This Week's News Roundup
Once again, it was another busy news week here at Exclaim!, with our pages being packed to the brim with new content. If you fear something passed you by, come have a look at our news roundup to play catch-up.

First off, the obvious biggie in Canada was the announcement that Feist took home the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. The songstress beat out some stiff competition with her Metals album, earning her the $30,000 award and some more bragging rights to add to her already impressive résumé.

Also on the Canadian music front, unlikely musical partners Arcade Fire and Céline Dion have teamed up for a benefit show in the memory of a lighting technician who was shot and killed at a Parti Québécois victory party earlier this month, while Crystal Castles announced their new album (iii). Sadly, we also learned of the death of Sam "The Record Man" Sniderman, as well as that of Mess Folk frontman Philip R. Tarr.

In more international music news, there continued to be fallout from Billie Joe Armstrong's recent onstage meltdown, with the Green Day singer now entering rehab and getting dubbed a "little weasel" by the Melvins. Also, that Beach Boys' reunion ended in what may be the worst way possible: by Mike Love firing his bandmates via a public statement.

Then we had the Beatles getting their catalogue remastered on vinyl, Axl Rose attempting to shut down an L.A. art show due to a "Sweet Child O' Die" photo and crooner Andy Williams passing away.