Published Jun 12, 2010If you had troubles keeping tabs on all the headlines this week, don't worry: here's your Exclaim! News Round-Up.
First up, K'naan ignited a lot of controversy this week. As many sports fans know, the Somali-Canadian rapper's "Wavin' Flag" has become a World Cup anthem, but its lyrics didn't exactly sit right with the folks of Coca-Cola, who are sponsoring the event. As a result, K'naan changed his lyrics to appease the soft drink giant - an action he now defends no matter how it looks.
This week, Exclaim! also discovered that Sufjan Stevens is indeed working on a new LP. The best part? He's enlisted the National to help. And while Sufjan's future is looking increasingly brighter, the same can't be said of King Khan and BBQ Show, who may have just broken up.
Meanwhile, Diplo compared the new M.I.A. record to, um, Skinny Puppy, Lilith Fair relocated its Vancouver festival due to low ticket sales, Grooms gave us "One Hundred Things to Try and Sound Like Besides Animal Collective's Last Three Albums" and Refused's Dennis Lyxzén spoke exclusively to Exclaim! about the The Shape of Punk to Come.
Unfortunately, it was a tough week for Brutal Knights' Nick Flanagan, who got involved in a bone-breaking crowd-surfing incident (he tells us he's on the mend). The same goes for Daniel Lanois, who had himself a nasty motorcycle accident. Oh, and it was a pretty bad week to be a DJ, well, unless you think Jersey Shore's Pauly D getting nominated for America's Best DJ is a good thing.
Finally, if you're in Toronto this weekend, enjoy those Arcade Fire shows!