Fucked Up and Public Enemy Join Forces, Joanna Newsom Gets "Simpsonized," and Christians Threaten Dio's Public Memorial in This Week's News Round-Up

Fucked Up and Public Enemy Join Forces, Joanna Newsom Gets "Simpsonized," and Christians Threaten Dio's Public Memorial in This Week's News Round-Up
If you live north of the border, congratulations: you just earned yourself a long weekend! And if not, well, at least you still have two days of rest. No matter where you are, though, it's still time for Exclaim!'s weekly round-up of all things news. Here are just a few highlights from this week's tireless news-gathering.

Okay, first off, we must say we didn't see this one coming in any way, shape or form. But believe it or not, Toronto hardcore heroes Fucked Up are in the midst of booking a tour with hip-hop legends Public Enemy. And not only are they embarking on a joint roadtrip, but Fucked Up's Damian Abraham says that the unlikely partners may soon be collaborating on a new project. Crazy, we know.

Also on the Canadian front this week, we had the Grapes of Wrath reuniting, Arcade Fire sharing some snippets of their new single, and Broken Social Scene giving us the skinny on their Pavement-equipped Toronto Island Concert, as well as revealing a theatrical release date for their film, This Movie Is Broken.

In the world of heavy music, Ronnie James Dio sadly passed away and now a Baptist church group is threatening to protest his public memorial service. Plus, Isis broke up, Ryan Adams released his "legit metal record" (only to have it sell out almost immediately), and things got mighty strange at an Ozzy Osbourne press conference in Toronto.

Finally, to sign off on an offbeat note, Adam Ant was committed under the UK's Mental Health Act, Liam Gallagher decided the Beatles have no place in his film about Apple Corp. and Joanna Newsom has become a Simpson.

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