Published Jan 14, 2012The second week of 2012 is now done, meaning that your New Year's resolutions are probably out the window and you're settling back into work after the madness of the holidays. That's certainly the case here at Exclaim! news, so we're here to offer a look back on some of the headlines of the past week.
First off, beloved Canuck rapper Drake made news when he and Common fired off some insulting rhymes about one another. Unsurprisingly, Drake cohort the Weeknd stood up for his buddy on Twitter, writing that Common sounded like "someone's drunk uncle." Ouch.
Speaking of the Weeknd, we found out that the Toronto R&B singer will be making his first schedule U.S. appearance at the annual Coachella festival, which announced the acts that will be playing its 2012 instalment. Among the massive names involved are Radiohead, Bon Iver, the Black Keys, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Girls, Cat Power, Neon Indian, M83, Pulp, the Shins, Feist, A$AP Rocky, St. Vincent, Destroyer, fIREHOSE, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Coachella will also include some big-name comebacks from Refused, who discussed their upcoming plans, and At the Drive-In, who thrilled fans with their reunion announcement. Also on the comeback front, I Mother Earth have hinted that they'll be getting back together as well.
While At the Drive-In prepare to reunite, band member Omar Rodríguez-López is also plotting a new album with the Mars Volta. Other forthcoming music will come from Great Lake Swimmers, who announced their album New Wild Everywhere, and Trent Reznor, who is planning to write some new Nine Inch Nails material.
Lastly, Lou Reed is back in the headlines after the Velvet Underground sued the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over the organization's use of the artist's iconic banana logo.