Published Aug 04, 2012While we ease our way into another summer long weekend, now is as good a time as ever to refresh yourself on the week's big music news. So come dig into just some of the stories that made our headlines this week.
First off, it was a rather tragic week in rock, as we got news that both No Use for a Name frontman Tony Sly passed away (pictured) and so too did Olivia Tremor Control's Bill Doss. Also, in a story we hope turns out well, Killing Joke singer Jaz Coleman has gone missing.
It was hardly all bad news this week, however. Lamb of God's Randy Blythe was finally released on bail in the Czech Republic and has headed home to the U.S., while DJs as doing exceptionally well, Forbes' Electronic Cash Kings list proved.
There was also lots of great Canadian music news to report. Ambient hero Loscil announced a new album, Vancouver's Peace signed to Suicide Squeeze for a new record, Wintersleep's Jon Samuel is going solo, and Great Bloomers have a new album coming as well.
Finally, in some Exclaim! interviews, Britt Daniel gave us the scoop on yet another new band in addition to Divine Fits and provided an update on Spoon, Cat Power shed light on the heartbreak that helped birth Sun, and Hannah Georgas told us all about what we can expect from her upcoming album.