HARD Toronto, Memoryhouse's Hip-Hop Mystery and Bobby Womack's Return Lead This Week's News Roundup

HARD Toronto,  Memoryhouse's Hip-Hop Mystery and Bobby Womack's Return Lead This Week's News Roundup
After another week of busy news gathering, Exclaim! is back with our weekly news roundup. So if you're feeling a bit out of touch with the modern music world, here's a little something to help you catch up.

First off, there was a lot to report in terms of news from the Great White North. Not only did we finally get some Canadian dates on Radiohead's recently expanded North American tour, but the HARD Music Festival announced its Toronto edition, which will bring Justice, M83 and Austra to the Big Smoke.

In album announcements, it was also extra busy for us Canadians as well. Montreal's d'Eon unveiled his debut long-player, Lioness revealed The Golden Killer, Shout Out Out Out Out returned with Spanish Moss and Total Loss, Parlovr announced Kook Soul and Japandroids titled their new record Celebration Rock.

Plus, Feist's split single with Mastodon was finally detailed, Rush won a Governor General's Award and Memoryhouse shed some light on a new and rather mysterious hip-hop project.

Finally, on the more international front, Peter Hook's battle with his old New Order bandmates got even uglier, Tyler, the Creator was forced to shell out $8,000 to an L.A. club after vandalism charges, and former Queen of the Stone Age Nick Oliveri pled not guilty to weapons and drug charges following that standoff with a SWAT team.

Oh, and Bobby Womack announced his first new album in years, The Bravest Man in the Universe, which we've now added to our "most anticipated 2012 releases" list.