Pussy Riot's Guilty Verdict, Baroness's Bus Crash and Dave Mustaine's Obama Controversy in This Week's News Roundup

Pussy Riot's Guilty Verdict, Baroness's Bus Crash and Dave Mustaine's Obama Controversy in This Week's News Roundup
With another week of busy news gathering in the bag, we're back with our roundup, which as usual is packed to the brim with the week's top stories. Here is just a taste of what made headlines this week on Exclaim.ca.

First off, after months of pre-trial detention, Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot were found guilty of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred," following a February 21 incident involving the band performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral. The verdict, which ruled that three of the band members will have to spend two years in prison, drew heated reactions across the globe, including from many of their musical peers.

Also this week, we saw Baroness get into a nasty bus crash in the UK. Nine passengers were injured in the crash, with three of the band members requiring an extended stay in hospital.

Then we had Megadeth's Dave Mustaine causing quite the controversy over some comments he made stating Obama "staged" the recent shooting massacres in the U.S. The singer has since tried to clarify his comments, but he still appears to be in some serious hot water with a lot of people out there.

Closer to home, a BC concertgoer at the Shambhala Music Festival sadly passed away due to a suspected overdose, Edmonton's Born Gold revealed they are coming back with a new album, and Fucked Up gave us the scoop on their David Comes to Life follow-up.

Then there was the Coup announcing their return with a new LP, Billy Corgan dishing some hate at the likes of Pavement and Soundgarden over their recent reunion tours, Lou Barlow talking to Exclaim! about Sebadoh's return and their new album, and, tragically, the passing of former Kottonmouth King Patrick "Pakelika" Cochrun.