Billy Corgan Vs. Pavement, Sled Island's Uncertain Future and Fucked Up's New "Relatable and Happily Attainable Punk Record" Lead This Week's News Roundup
Published Nov 20, 2010Following another week of news hunting and gathering, our weekend instalment of Exclaim!'s news roundup is here. If you think you might have missed something important (or simply entertaining), check out what made our headlines this week.
First up, there's nothing like petty beefs between aging rock stars. This week, exactly just that came courtesy of lone Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan, who decided to revive a years-old rivalry with Pavement. Yep, hardly a "top story" but it did make us chuckle. After all, we do love those rock'n'roll beefs.
On a more serious note, Windsor, ON music scene vet Scott Funnel was hospitalized after a senseless random attack. Several benefit shows are planned in his honour, and our thoughts go out to Funnel and his family. Also, Calgary's Sled Island is facing a very uncertain future and may have to cancel this year's fest unless organizers raise a huge chunk of cash.
Then, we had Arcade Fire's Win Butler clearing some things up about their "expiration date," Daft Punk talking Tron Legacy, the Bucky Awards shortlist and Neil Young axing Neko Case for the new Band tribute.
Finally, Fucked Up shed some more light on their new LP, while Girl Talk dropped his new one out of nowhere, and we even have a review.