Published Aug 30, 2014As we all settle into a nice, long Labour Day weekend, we'd just like to take a moment of your time to remind you of the week that was. As such, here are just some of the stories that graced the Exclaim! news headlines the last several days.
First off, it was a big week of ups and downs. On the plus side, Prince announced not one but two new albums, which will both arrive on the same day, while we also learned Martin Scorsese is involved with a new Ramones film and a third Lewis album has surfaced, with clues leading to yet a fourth record.
As for the bad, Neil Young filed for divorce after 36 years of marriage, and Suicidal Tendencies bassist Tim "Rawbiz" Williams passed away. Also, Grimes sparked a bit of controversy by refusing the ALS ice bucket challenge and Savages' Jehnny Beth railed against music fests over their apparent "system of class."
In more Canadian news, Death From Above 1979 are teasing some intimate Toronto shows, the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival revealed its 2014 lineup, Saukrates is returning with his Amani EP and Gob revealed some anniversary plans.