Published Apr 17, 2010Goodbye workweek and hello weekend. As always, we're back with News Round-Up, wrapping up the week's top news stories in one link-friendly spot.
First off, Nova Scotia taxpayers are seeing red over a pricey Paul McCartney concert. Or at least they should be. Following a one-off show in Halifax last year, news broke this week that taxpayers would be footing some $600,000 to help cover the cost of show and McCartney's massive $3.5 million fee. Well, at least the Vatican has forgiven the Beatles and their "satanic" ways.
Also, this week, we had Hamilton buskers rallying together after several street performers were fined by police, UK bands getting grounded due to volcanic ash, Supergrass breaking up, and MGMT dishing on Congratulations' album cover.
And in some rather unfortunate news, we found out Type O Negative's Peter Steele has died, and got word that jazz drummer and recent Four Tet collaborator Steve Reid has passed away.
And last but not least, have you ever wondered why Metallica's Cliff Burton had to die? Well, wonder no longer.