Nirvana's Wild "Teen Spirit" Tribute, DJ Mehdi's Passing and the Solo Ambitions of Constantines' Bry Webb Lead Our News Roundup
Published Sep 17, 2011It's weekend time, and in Exclaim! news land, that means it's high time for our weekly roundup. A lot of stories packed our pages this week, and here are just a few of the many highlights.
First for a little bit of weird. Come October 1 in Toronto, members of Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club, Gallows and One Hundred Dollars, among others, will take on Nirvana's classic '90s anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit." And they aren't just covering the song once, but 144 times in a row. Yeah, it's a crazy idea, but, hey, it's bound to be at least a little amusing. On a related note, while you're getting pumped for event, you might want to take the grunge quiz.
Also on the Canadian music front, we learned Constantines' Bry Webb is going solo with a new album, while Broken Social Scene will soon be going on hiatus. Plus Living with Lions are looking for some help from fans thanks to the band's Holy Shit controversy, '90s Canrock dudes the Tea Party may be able to sell their website's domain name for a whopping $1 million due to a right-wing political using the same name, and Yukon Blonde dished some details on their new album, as well as their EP Fire//Water, which is also currently streaming here on Exclaim.ca.
Then we had an eight-year-old being rescued partly in part to Ozzy Osbourne's "No More Tears," Ty Segall announcing a new singles compilation, Jeff Tweedy discussing how Wilco sampled the Stooges on The Whole Love and, sadly, the passing of DJ Mehdi.