Published Sep 03, 2011Summer may finally be coming to an end, but at least we have one more long weekend to give it a proper send-off. So while you're kicking back and soaking in the last rays of the sunny season, catch up on all this week's biggest headline-grabbing stories with our news roundup.
This week's biggest story is a no-brainer: Jack White shocked us all with the announcement that he's teaming up with Insane Clown Posse for a new single. Yes, that Faygo-drinkin' rap crew that puts on the outrageous Gathering of the Juggalos. Like a lot of people out there, we were taken aback, to say the least, but perhaps not as much as ICP themselves.
While all seems good for White and ICP, the same can't be said for Kreayshawn, whose Twitter was hacked this week. Making matters worse, the hackers leaked some nude photos of the "Gucci Gucci" star, and from when she was underage. There was also news that the Sony/PIAS fire recently in London was a planned heist carried out by professional criminals. However, that is now being disputed by Sony.
Then we had rap crew Outlawz confirming old rumours that they smoked 2Pac's ashes, Big Boi getting some racist dolls banned in New Zealand, Black Keys revealing Blakroc 2, and Iggy Pop, Scarlett Johansson, Rufus Wainwright and Charlotte Gainsbourg teaming up for a Serge Gainsbourg tribute album.
Finally, in some Canadian music news, the ban has been lifted on Dire Straits' "Money for Northing" while the Weakerthans are bringing their new tour documentary to DVD.
Oh, and if you want to hear that new Wilco album, here's your chance.