Published Feb 04, 2012With February now in full swing, 2012 is ticking along nicely. As such, our news feed has been overflowing recently, making there be a lot of stories to keep tabs on. But if you feel out of the loop, here's our news roundup to help you catch up on it all.
First off, we'll start with the rock dinosaurs. Not only did the Rolling Stones spark a bunch of (arguably unneeded) controversy this week over the lip-shaped urinals at a new fan museum in Germany, but Black Sabbath hit some serious snags with their proposed reunion. According to Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, he's been given an "unsignable contract," leading him to say that he may not rejoin with his old bandmates after all. However, that seems just fine with Ozzy and co.
Then we had a double dose of Bon Iver, first when Justin Vernon outlined his upcoming projects, which include an Alicia Keys collaboration, and then when the songwriter revealed that he said "fuck you" to the Grammys when the awards show asked his nominated band to play the ceremony. Or at least Vernon said fuck you "a little bit."
Then we had Jack White announcing a solo album, K'naan seeking legal action against Mitt Romney due to the Republican politician using the singer's "Wavin' Flag," and Drake being slapped with a lawsuit over his single "Marvin's Room." On top of that, we got rumblings of new albums by Crystal Castles and Japandroids.
Sadly, however, this week also saw the death of Soul Train creator Don Cornelius.