Published Jun 15, 2013In typical Exclaim! fashion, our news pages were packed this week. Of course, we understand how it's difficult to keep tabs on it all, so if you fear you might have missed something, here's a recap on the week that was.
Undoubtedly the biggest news this week was that long-gone rock heroes the Replacements are reuniting. The band's Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson revealed in a surprise announcement that will be getting their old band back together for Riot Fest shows in Toronto, Chicago and Denver, marking the Replacements first gigs in 22 years. If you thought this would never happen, well, it just did.
In more Canadian news, the Polaris Music Prize unveiled its annual long list, while hardcore kings Fucked Up got their very own breakfast platters. Also, the Flatliners announced a new album, while Austra talked to Exclaim! all about their new Olympia and the AGO secured the premiere of the new travelling David Bowie exhibit.
On the international front, Neko Case revealed all about her new album, Kim Deal quit the Pixies, Kanye West finally broke his silence with a new interview about his Yeezus, and Apple launched its own streaming service.