Published Nov 14, 2009Following a whole lot of blood, sweat and editor-induced tears, Exclaim! has assembled another week's worth of hard-hitting, action-packed and all-that-other-good-stuff news. To help you make sense of it all, we've once again put together our handy little News Round-Up. Here's what's for grabs.
First up, it's not a good time to be King Khan & BBQ Show. Montreal's garage-rockin' duo was arrested way down in Nowheresville, Kentucky, forcing them to so far cancel two U.S. shows. According to reports, their tour manager was charged with driving with a suspended licence and possession of a controlled substance, though there is still no word if King Khan & BBQ Show are being charged as well.
This week we also found Fiery Furnaces' Matthew Friedberger explaining his explanation about his whole Radiohead "feud," the XX losing a member and some AC/DC fans launching a protest over the band's stagnant set list. And marking the week's most tragic story, Jerry Fuchs, who drummed in Maserati and DFA acts like the Juan MacLean and !!!, died in freak elevator accident. He was 34.
Unfortunately, we have to also have point out that Aerosmith stole their fair share of headlines this week. First, reports came in that Steven Tyler quit the band, then he joined guitarist Joe Perry onstage declaring he had not left Aerosmith - and that "I, motherfucker, am the rainbow!" - and finally Perry said Tyler wasn't back in the fold and wanted to take a two-year break.
Now, just to help get that stale, old dad-rock taste out of your month, feel free to read this update on Arcade Fire, who are currently recording in New York.