Polaris Music Prize's 2010 Long List, the National's Dessner-Led Long Count Album and Propagandhi vs. NOFX in This Week's News Round-Up

Polaris Music Prize's 2010 Long List, the National's Dessner-Led <i>Long Count</i> Album and Propagandhi vs. NOFX in This Week's News Round-Up
In the wake of another news-packed week, we're back with our round-up. Here are just some of the stories that made headlines this week.

First off, the Polaris Music Prize revealed its always anticipated long list for 2010. Among the 40 nominees are Broken Social Scene, Shad, the New Pornographers, Holy Fuck, the Sadies, Frog Eyes, the Besnard Lakes, and a whole lot more. Start placing your bets on that shortlist, folks.

In other Canadian music news, Bachman-Turner Overdrive's Tim Bachman was charged with sexual assault of a minor, while Propagandhi's Chris Hannah challenged NOFX's Fat Mike to "meet me in the octagon." Also, we found out that Shad and K'naan are teaming up for a joint Canadian tour.

We also had Kid Cudi getting arrested, Michael Jackson being on deck for a videogame, and the National's Bryce Dessner giving us the scoop on the new Long Count album.

To end on a sad note, free jazz great Bill Dixon passed away, as did P-Funk's Garry Shider, who succumbed to cancer at age 56.