Published Oct 29, 2011Well, it's once again the spookiest time of year. But if you're looking to escape all those ghouls and goblins out there, take five and catch up on all the week's music news with our trusty roundup.
Up first, Stephen McBean has once again revealed a new project. Speaking to Exclaim!, the Black/Pink Mountain head introduced us to Grim Tower, a new band he's begun with part-time Yeah Yeah Yeah Imaad Wasif. Add to this a new soundtrack scored by Black Mountain and another Pink Mountaintops record, and it looks as if McBean has one crazy busy 2012 ahead of him.
But of course, McBean wasn't the only Canuck musician making headlines this week. Danko Jones decided to square of with Metallica and Lou Reed, dubbing their new Lulu the "Waterworld of rock'n'roll" (meaning it could do exceptionally well in Japan), while Fake Shark Real Zombie revealed plans for a new guest-heavy LP. On top of that, Islands unveiled their next long-player, as did D.O.A.
On the more international front, Axl Rose announced he's bringing his Guns N' Roses back to Canada with shows in Hamilton, ON and Vancouver, Poison found themselves face to face with a plagiarism lawsuit over decades-old songs (and responded), a coroner ruled Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning, and Metallica sparked a riot in India over postponing a show due to "technical difficulties."
Finally, if you insist on getting spooky this weekend, we have collected a list of creepy music videos for you to enjoy and drafted up a few music-themed costume ideas. Seriously, go as Drake. Mom's lonely on Halloween.