Published Oct 31, 2009It may be Halloween weekend, but that hasn't stopped us from putting together Exclaim!'s News Round-Up, our guide to the week's biggest and most essential news stories. It's been a bit of a weird one this week, so here goes.
First off, in some terribly tragic news, Toronto, ON singer-songwriter Taylor Mitchell passed away this week at the young age of 19. While out on a hike in the woods, Mitchell was attacked by coyotes; she was airlifted to a hospital where she died early Wednesday (October 28) morning from her injuries.
Also, this week, some strange stuff went down concerning former Danzig/Black Flag/D.O.A. drummer Chuck Biscuits. First, word came that Biscuits had lost his fight against cancer and died, and then, shortly after, reports began surfacing that Biscuits' death was nothing but a hoax.
In more politically sensitive news, the Seal and Sealing Network struck back at Animal Collective for joining forces with PETA, while Hidden Camera Joel Gibb intensified the seal hunt debate by erecting his own anti-sealing billboard in Ottawa. And, just to end things on a less heated note, we had Danko Jones announcing that his group will be opening for Guns N' Roses, Morrissey being hospitalized after collapsing onstage and Lilith Fair rising from the dead and gearing up for dates in 2010.