Published Feb 05, 2011Well, you definitely can't call this week dull. Despite some god-awful weather slowing many parts of the country to a halt, news was going full speed ahead this workweek, with everything from much-loved rock saviors calling it quits, to filmmakers airing their dirty laundry with indie rock superstars, to much-missed Canrockers getting back together.
First off, this week's top story is a no brainer: after over a decade in rock, the White Stripes are officially over. Out of the blue, the duo announced their breakup mid-week via a short but sweet statement, leaving more than a few loyal fans heartbroken. For a look back at better, stranger times, check out our list of the 10 weirdest things the White Stripes ever did.
Meanwhile, things got mighty ugly for Arcade Fire this week. Filmmaker Vincent Moon, who was behind the band's Mirror Noir film, laid some public hurt on the AF crew, calling them "awful, awful people." But instead of taking the high road, the band's management decided it best to call out Moon for some alleged drug problem, going so far as accusing him of theft. On top of that, Microsoft seemingly ripped off Arcade Fire with the company's new ad campaign. Yep, tough week in spotlight, for sure.
Then we had Death From Above 1979 breaking their silence about their reunion, Citigroup seizing control of EMI, the Junos announcing the awards nominees and hip-hop icon Kool Herc being hospitalized and calling on fans to lend a hand (a Toronto benefit has already answered that call).
Finally, always wishing for your favourite broken-up band to reunite at Coachella? Then out our list of 10 bands Coachella should pay to reunite.