Published Aug 03, 2013If you're in Canada, chances are you're settling into a much-deserved long weekend. But while you enjoy some downtime, catch up on the week that was in our news roundup.
First off, it wasn't exactly a good week for rock'n'roll hero Jack White, as he was hit with a restraining order by his ex-wife Karen Elson. If that wasn't bad enough, though, Jack's dirty laundry was further aired by the uncovering of some personal emails between the feuding pair, with some showing White's disdain for fellow Nashville musician Dan Auerback of the Black Keys.
But Jack White wasn't the only one who had a rough week. Frank Ocean was forced to cancel several high-profile live shows, including Toronto OVO Fest and Montreal's Osheaga, due to his torn vocal cord. And in a similar vein, Azealia Banks had to axe her Osheaga apperance as well due to voice trouble. On top of all that, New Order's Bernard Sumner broke his leg while out on the road, though that didn't stop him from going on with the show.
It wasn't all bad news this week, though, especially in Canada. Chad VanGaalen revealed getting closer to finishing his long-in-the-works animated film, as well as a new album; CFCF finally revealed his sophomore full-length; and Shad shared all his Flying Colours details.
Finally, we also got the details on Nirvana's In Utero reissue, as well as those for Fat Wreck's Tony Sly tribute. Plus, J. Cole and Wale rolled out a joint tour, which luckily enough will hit up Toronto.