Published Jun 04, 2011Once again, we're back here in the weekend, which, really, is a pretty good place to be. As always, though, we've gathered up the week's top news stories to keep you up to date. So if you fear you missed anything, anything at all, come have a look-see.
First off, Canada Post aren't the only ones having union problems these days. U2 ran into their fair share of trouble in Winnipeg over their choice not to use unionized workers from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 63. The move led to protests, picketing and less than kind words about the rock stars, whose management in response allegedly threatened to boycott Manitoba. Oh, and then there's that whole Bono hitching a ride from a hockey player, which we're still scratching our heads about, too.
Also on the Canadian front, we found out this week that Propagandhi will appear in a new documentary about the controversial Earth Liberation Front, while some Hey Rosetta! and Two Hours Traffic members teamed up for a new joint project and Pop Montreal announced its initial lineup. On top of that, Spencer Krug further confirmed that Wolf Parade's days may be at an end.
This week, we also had Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard firing back at the band's late-career detractors, Adele cancelling her entire North American tour due to laryngitis, Coldplay dropping a new single and Coachella expanding to include two separate weekends.
Then Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV got pushed back yet again (a move that likely surprised no one), while we found out that Arctic Monkeys' new album cover will be censored in the U.S.
And not to further encourage the guy, but Liam Gallagher had some pretty nasty words for Bob Dylan this week as well.