Published Nov 02, 2013Despite the fact that the spooky season is now officially over, we're still back with our weekend news roundup. So pull yourself out of that trick-or-treat candy coma and catch up on the week that was.
First off, the music world experienced a great loss last weekend, when we learned that rock'n'roll legend Lou Reed passed away. Understandably, this week saw many trying to come to grips with his death, as artists such as David Bowie, John Cale, Iggy Pop and many more paid tribute to the late Velvet Underground leader. We even got to see the last-ever photo of Reed and received a touching message from his widow Laurie Anderson. Exclaim! also tried to do our part by compiling a list of 10 of the more outrageous moments from Reed's career.
In Canadian music news, we also this week learned that Two Hours Traffic are calling it a day but not before they embark on a farewell tour. For something more positive, members of Yukon Blonde, Rah Rah, Northcote and Library Voices formed a new group, Sled Island announced it would return in 2014 and Crusades spoke to us all about their new full-length, which is also streaming on Exclaim.ca.
Finally, Beck announced he will return in 2014 with his album Morning Phase, while Sepultura cancelled their North American tour due to visa issues and Kanye West also let down Vancouver again by postponing his concert in the city for a second time. Apparently, many more dates may be affected as well. And the reason? A cracked LED screen.