Published May 14, 2011It's the weekend, and loyal Exclaim! readers know what that means: we're here with our news roundup. As always, we've combed the headlines and assembled a list of the week's top stories. So come see what's in store.
First up, it was a big week for Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator. Not only did he release his much-anticipated Goblin LP, but was detained by police in L.A. while out promoting the album and nearly sparked a full-on riot at an autograph signing. Amongst the chaos, Odd Future fans also got to understand "Tron Cat" though a comic strip. Like it or not, all this is not going to help damped that Odd Future hype. Sorry, guys.
Also filling our news section this week, we had Arcade Fire revealing the details to The Suburbs deluxe edition, a Led Zeppelin T-shirt selling for a whopping $10,000, My Morning Jacket's Jim James setting sights on a new solo album and the Alexisonfire/Moneen side-project Hunter being forced to change their name to, um, Cunter. Oh, and Diplo decided it was about time he publicly dissed M.I.A. again.
We also published several noteworthy Exclaim! news features this week, including a story on Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Efrim Manuel Menuck, who told us all about his upcoming solo album and the labour of music. We also talked to Emeralds guitar hero Mark McGuire and learned about a bevy of new projects and discussed the planned National Music Centre and Canadian Music Hall of Fame in Calgary with National Music Centre CEO Andrew Mosker.
Finally, there were unfortunately a few deaths in the music world this week, as the Walker Brothers' John Walker passed away and so too did Skatalites drummer Lloyd Knibb.