Published Dec 06, 2014The year may be finally winding down, but it's hardly done with us yet. As such, there was plenty to report in the world of music this week. Here's just some of the week's top stories here on Exclaim.ca.
As is often the case, it turned out to be a week of big ups and downs. On the up, the Grammys revealed its 2015 nominees, Fat Mike has a musical coming up, Guided By Voices are treating Bee Thousand and outtakes comp King Shit & the Golden Boys to vinyl reissues, and we may soon one day be able to press vinyl at home.
For that bad, though, former Black Flag vocalist Ron Reyes weighed in on Greg Ginn's child abuse allegations, broke and homeless Scott Stapp started a $480,000 crowdfunding campaign, André 3000 said that Oukast reunion made him feel like a sellout, and, um, a bassist for a metal band ruptured a testicle onstage — only to keep playing.
Finally, the music world lost Rolling Stones sax player Bobby Keys this week, as well as Gravenhurst's Nick Talbot and Small Faces/Faces Ian McLagan.