Published Jul 18, 2009As is Exclaim!'s weekend tradition, we have once again prepared an easy, compact guide to this week's top and most essential news stories, or at least those in the realms of music and entertainment. And don't worry, there's a lot to be had.
Perhaps the biggest bit of news this week was Unfamiliar Records' showdown with the Canadian grant system, involving label head Greg Ipp taking swings at Metric, Bedouin Soundclash, MSTRKRFT and the whole grant process in general. The debate got pretty heated. So heated, in fact, that we had to publish a Round 2.
And of course, that's not all that went down this week. Courtney Love perhaps got banned from Hole (and her former bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur even told Exclaim!: ""There is no [Hole] reunion mapped out as of now"), Brüno was threatened by terrorists, FSU gang leader Elgin James was arrested and charged by the FBI for controlling the hardcore scene with violence, and Jim O'Rourke finally completed his long-overdue new album. (Okay, maybe O'Rourke finishing a record may not be the biggest news to everyone, but we were pretty pumped about it.)
Also, last but certainly not least, our Exclaim! TV heartthrob Sam Sutherland stirred up a bunch of shit at the Warped Tour when he tried to figure out who the tour's worst act is. NOFX's Fat Mike took a swing at Underoath, Gallows dissed brokeNCYDE (for good reason) and somewhere in there Flipper gets mentioned.