Published Dec 04, 2010If you think some music news passed you by this week, it's catch-up time with Exclaim!'s news roundup.
First up, a lot of controversy -- warranted or not -- erupted over Jack White and his Third Man Records' eBay practices. Many fans are crying foul over the label's practice of selling high-priced limited releases online, while White and Third Man general manager Ben Swank both defended their actions, telling everyone to take a big breath and relax. To read more, check out our stories, and subsequent updates, here and here.
Also, this week it was time for the Grammy nominations. Surprising many, Arcade Fire grabbed three noms, including Album of the Year. Needless to say, Arcade Fire hope their parents are proud. In a similar vein, it was announced that Drake will host next year's Juno Awards.
Then we had Hard Core Logo 2 gearing up for its premiere, My Chemical Romance talking their "lost album," the uncertain future of vinyl sales, Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes taking a very public swipe at Pitchfork and Wolf Parade going on hiatus.
Finally, it looks as if we have a new Keanu: Michael Cera has joined forces with the new Islands/Man Man/Modest supergroup Mister Heavenly. We'll just leave that one at that, and let you decide if that's an ill-advised move or not.