Published Aug 27, 2011Following another busy news week, here's our weekly roundup, where we have everything from highly anticipated album announcements to duelling rock'n'roll siblings to questionable career moves.
First off, Tom Waits took us by surprise by announcing his first studio album in seven years. Dubbed Bad As Me, the record is heading our way October 25, effectively ending what's been one hell of a frustrating dry spell.
And speaking of new releases, this week we also found out about a new Atlas Sound LP, a massive Neutral Milk Hotel box set and Jonathan Demme's Neil Young Life documentary, which is premiering at this year's TIFF.
Also this week, we had Noel Gallagher responding to brother Liam's libel lawsuit (which Liam then finally dropped), Billy Corgan announcing his new career in wrestling, James Blake and Bon Iver dropping their new joint track, and Toronto's Manifesto Festival announcing its 2011 lineup.
Of course, it was a sad week in Canadian politics as well, with NDP leader Jack Layton passing away. Like many Canadians, musicians such as Tegan and Sara, Broken Social Scene and Billy Bragg all paid their respects.