Kendrick Lamar on 'm.A.A.d. city,' Grimes' Touring Woes and Trent Reznor's Major Label Dealings in This Week's News Roundup
Published Oct 20, 2012As always, our news pages were packed to the brim with stories this week. Of course, with so much coming at you at all times, it can be hard to keep up with it all. So if you're feeling out of touch, here are some of the week's top stories.
First off, in Exclaim! interviews, we had several pieces this week shedding light on some of the year's most anticipated releases. Not only did we talk to Soundgarden's Kim Thayil about the band's comeback album, King Animal, but electro-pop Canuk Diamond Rings explained his thinking for the upcoming Free Dimensional. On top of that, Kendrick Lamar told us all about good kid, m.A.A.d. city, as well as his plans for his next release.
In Canadian news, we then had Grimes running into some more touring troubles, this time due to her issues with hearing loss. As a result, she was forced to cancel a few of her upcoming Canadian shows. And Alexisonfire revealed their farewell tour guests, while Kathleen Edwards won the ECHO Songwriting Prize and talked to us after her big win. Oh, and 25-year-old Drake finally finished high school.
Then on the more international front, Public Enemy hypeman Flavor Flav was arrested on assault charges (which could land him six years in jail), Trent Reznor spoke about his return to a major label and his upcoming projects with Beats By Dre, and Lil B tried out for the Santa Cruz Warriors basketball team.
Finally, in a bit of sad news, free jazz hero David S. Ware passed away at age 62.