Published Jul 03, 2010Following some much-deserved Canada Day festivities, it's time for our weekly Exclaim! news round-up. Here's a sampling of some of this week's top stories.
First off, we've been wanting to put ice cream on our pizza all week after Fucked Up's Damian Abraham interviewed Brokencyde on Exclaim! TV. To our surprise, Damian has a lot of respect for this so-called "crunkcore" dudes, calling the group "one of the most DIY bands in this world today" and giving them some serious props.
In other "didn't see that coming" news, left-field hip-hop don El-P took us by surprise by remixing Justin Bieber of all people, and he did so by mashing up the Biebs with, um, Wings' "Live and Let Die." Seriously.
Also this week, we had more bad news for Lilith Fair (which has cancelled 11 more shows in the U.S. and Canada), Bono buying a massive stake a Facebook, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page getting sued by the original "Dazed and Confused" songwriter, and Matador announcing one killer-looking 21st birthday bash in Las Vegas, where Pavement, Belle and Sebastian, Spoon, and a reunited Guided By Voices will all help the label celebrate.
Back on the Canadian front, Hey Rosetta! gave us the scoop on their new upcoming album, while Wolf Parade's Spencer Krug revealed that Sunset Rubdown is now on hiatus.
And to end on a bit of a downer, hip-hop pioneer Rammellzee died this week.