Published May 17, 2014If you're in Canada, congratulations: you just earned yourself a long weekend. But before you head off to enjoy a bit of extra downtime, take a moment to catch up on the week that was in our news roundup.
Hardly a dull week, there was a lot to get people talking the last few days. On one hand, there was the whole "elevator-gate" incident involving Solange attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z in a hotel elevator — something that soon led all involved to issue a joint statement and a certain hotel staff member to get the axe.
But then we had a lot of Foo Fighters news to keep us busy. First we found out Dave Grohl is getting his own HBO show, which we later learned would tie into the Foos' new album, which they're called a "love letter to the history of American Music." But that probably all did little to impress jokey detractor Brent Hinds of Mastodon.
Also, this week was big for concert and festival announcements. Not only did we get a joint tour involving the Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise, but we got festival lineup announcements from the Ottawa Folk Festival, Burlington's Sound of Music and Vancouver's much-loved Music Waste.
On top of all that, Arkells announced their new album High Noon, deadmau5 revealed while(1<2) and Bob Dylan hinted at a new LP.
Finally, it was a sad week as well, as we lost Canadian avant-garde explorer Nash the Slash, sci-fi visionary H.R. Giger and Searching for Sugar Man director Malik Bendjelloul.