Julie Doiron Day, 1,623 "Helpless" Guitarists and a 19-Year-Old Smashing Pumpkin Lead This Week's News Round-Up
Published Jun 13, 2009With the weekend now officially in full swing, we have yet another entire week's worth of music-news goodness gathered, collected and rounded up into one convenient, link-filled package. And seriously, who doesn't like convenience?
So without further ado, making the headlines this week, we had Julie Doiron getting her very own day in Bruno, a tiny Saskatchewan village that from now on will celebrate Julie Doiron Day every June 7, as well as 1,623 Torontonian Guitarists failing to break a Guinness World Record, Drake striking up some good ol' hip-hop beef action with Kardinal Offishall and Axl Rose proving he's as nuts as ever (dude fired his manager three times in a month and won't leave his house).
Also, during the last five news-packed days we found New Order pairing up with Blur to form the new semi-supergroup Bad Lieutenant, Mayhem's first North American tour turning into a complete and utter "clusterfuck" and Smashing Pumpkins naming some 19-year-old kid as their latest drum beater.