Published Feb 08, 2014After a jam-packed week of news gathering, it's that time of the week where we like to take a big breath and look back at it all. So if you're wanting to see what might have passed you by this week, look no further than our news roundup.
First up, it was a busy week in Canadian music news. Leading the way, the Juno Awards announced the 2014 nominees, with acts such as Arcade Fire, Drake and Serena Ryder leading the way. As could be expected, though, not everyone is pleased with this year's nominations, especially one former judge who has started an online petition to get snubbed metal act Voivod nominated.
Also up north this week, we had some pretty high-profile album announcements, including news of new records by Chad VanGaalen, Owen Pallett and Pink Mountaintops. And Calgary's Sled Island is heading back our way this year, revealing that Kathleen Hanna will be a guest curator at the 2014 edition.
In other news, we found out recently freed Pussy Riot members Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova are no longer part of the band, the late Ronnie James Dio is getting a high-profile tribute album, bassist Dave Klein left Black Flag, and some lucky guy out there found Marvin Gaye's 1964 passport in a record he bought for 50 cents.
And last but not least, Red Hot Chili Peppers were on damage control this week due to their "unplugged" Super Bowl halftime appearance.