Danny Brown's Canadian Border Trouble, Neil Young's Fort McMurray Controversy and the Mercury Prize Shortlist in Our News Roundup
Published Sep 14, 2013Once again, it was a busy week in the music world, and to get you back in the know, here's our news roundup.
First off, it was one of those good news, bad news sort of weeks. To get the bad out of the way, Danny Brown was forced to cancel a series of Canadian dates with Action Bronson due to some border trouble. Neil Young also caused controversy this week after he compared Fort McMurray to atomic bomb-devastated Hiroshima, leading him to get banned from one radio station in the Albertan city.
Also, it appears a battle is brewing over those recently "rescued" Joy Division/New Order master tapes, while audio pioneer Ray Dolby passed away.
In more positive news, Black Sabbath announced a new concert film, Luscious Jackson reunited, Tyler, the Creator has a new film on the way, and the shortlist nominees for the UK's Mercury Prize were announced — though My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields wasn't to pleased about it.
Finally, in some Exclaim! news interviews, we talked to the Flatliners, Mark Lanegan and Carcass about their new albums.
Oh, and in news that's either good or bad depending on your view, Bad Religion are set to release a Christmas album.