Published Nov 28, 2009Once again, the weekend is here and in Exclaim! land that can mean only one thing: News Round-Up.
Unfortunately, we started this one a rather sad note: Jacksoul's Haydain Neale succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 39. Before his untimely death, Neale was set to release his first Jacksoul album in three years, dubbed SOULmate, in December. Exclaim! had the pleasure of interviewing Neale about the record shortly before his death. You can read that here.
In other news, Animal Collective's Noax Lennox dropped hints about his upcoming Panda Bear album, independent Winnipeg band KEN Mode came out on top in a copyright battle with MySpace and Warner, and word broke that Fubar II is heading our way.
Also this week, we had metal god Ronnie James Dio being diagnosed with stomach cancer, as well as Depeche Mode's Martin Gore getting subpoenaed in some crazy-ass World of Warcraft lawsuit.
And then there was Motörhead's Lemmy. First, he was mistaken as some down-and-out homeless dude and then we found out that it wasn't Lemmy at all and nothing but some weirdo imposter. But c'mon, Lemmy getting mistaken as a homeless guy? Seemed pretty likely to us.