Propagandhi vs. Aussie Nationalists, Warner Music's $3.3 Billion Sale and Flaming Lips' Increasingly Ambitious Plans Lead Our News Roundup

Propagandhi vs. Aussie Nationalists, Warner Music's $3.3 Billion Sale and Flaming Lips' Increasingly Ambitious Plans Lead Our News Roundup
Once again, it was a busy week in Exclaim! news land, but luckily, we're back to help you make sense of it all with our news roundup. So come have a look at just some of the stories that kept us busy the last few days.

First off, Winnipeg political punk heroes Propagandhi drew the ire of Australia's neo-Nazi community, with a nationalist group threatening to organize anti-Propagandhi rallies due to the band's outspoken views on civil, gay and animal rights. This kind of reaction to the band is a little extreme, to say the least, but despite the craziness, unfortunately you can't make this stuff up.

In less mean-spirited news, we got a double dose of Flaming Lips this week. First, we found out about their upcoming live album The Soft Bulletin: Live La Fantastique de Institution 2011, only to later in the week discover the band are working with noise-loving duo Lightning Bolt. Oh, there was some mention of a cough-syrup-flavoured gummy skull, but we thought that was a little overkill.

Also this week, we had the Warner Music Group being sold for $3.3 billion, Radiohead announcing a televised performance of The King of Limbs, Nick Cave and Neko Case teaming up on a Zombies cover for True Blood, and Billy Corgan talking about Smashing Pumpkins upcoming reissues and the possibility of reuniting the band's original lineup (spoiler: there's no chance in hell).

Finally, we Big Boi filled us in on some more details regarding that new album he's doing with Modest Mouse, while a Waterloo, ON photographer is selling one killer selection of '90s concert pics, and he's doing it for a very noble cause.

Of course, there's a whole lot more in our increasingly busy News section.