Once again, it's time for a much-deserved weekend, as well as our weekly news roundup. So if you're feeling a bit out of the loop, here's your chance to catch back up on the week that was.
First off, it was another good week for controversies and those love 'em or hate 'em beefs. Not only did Nicki Minaj draw a whole lot of heat of her Nazi-inspired new video — an aesthetic the video's director later confirmed he was entirely going for — but the Foo Fighters dudes waded into some other recent hot topics, with frontman Dave Grohl saying he could give two shits about the whole streaming debate and their drummer Taylor Hawkins stating U2's new album "sounds like a fart." That being said, the Foos aren't exactly garnering tons of acclaim for their new album either.
On top of all this, Ariel Pink addressed his own recent Madonna controversy in an Exclaim! interview.
In more positive news, Arcade Fire's Will Butler is apparently working on a solo album, Ryan Adams is contributing new music to an upcoming Al Pacino film, Daft Punk revealed a new live vinyl box set and YouTube officially launched its own streaming service.
Finally, rising rapper Logic sat down with Exclaim! to address all those Kendrick Lamar comparisons, as well as shed some inside light on his Under Pressure LP.