Published Jul 17, 2010If you feel a little behind on your music news, fear not: here we are with our catch-you-up news roundup.
First up, Vampire Weekend are back in the headlines thanks to a $2 million lawsuit. The band's Contra cover star alleges that she never gave the group, nor their photographer, license to use the photo on the album's cover. As the model's lawyer quickly proved, this case is a serious one, even if the photographer who took the Contra photo is writing the whole thing off as complete kaka.
And this is only one of many controversy-laced stories this week. We also had EMI defending - and refusing to recall - the new Duran Duran reissues, even though fans say they re-releases have been botched, Eminem being accused of lip-synching at Scotland's T in the Park festival and Rush pissing a fan off enough that he's filed a lawsuit against the Canadian rock legends.
Then there was Paul McCartney winning his battle against McDonald's, Danzig not being pleased in the slightest by the Henry & Glenn Forever comic and Iron Maiden deciding they should start some beef with Grizzly Bear of all people.
On the good-news side of things, the Unicorns' Alden Penner and Jamie Thompson have got back together with a new project, Phosphorescent recovered $40,000 worth of stolen gear, Arcade Fire promised to match $1 million in donations to Haiti and Guided By Voices announced their reunion tour.
And not to end on a weird one but what the hell is going on with this whole i-dosing thing? We mean, banning MP3 players at school because kids are addicted to "digital drugs"? Seriously?