Paul McCartney's Nirvana Team-Up, the Knife's Return and the Killers' Tour Woes Lead This Week's News Roundup
Published Dec 15, 2012The holidays may be fast approaching, but we're still back with our ever-reliable news roundup. If all those extra shopping days have made you feel a little out of the loop, here are just some of the stories that made our headlines this week.
First up, Paul McCartney caught many off guard this week when it was revealed the ex-Beatle would be teaming up with former Nirvana players Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear. Well, that performance did happen, and it turns out the collaborative track, "Cut Me Some Slack," will appear on the soundtrack to Grohl's Sound City - Real to Reel film, which also features a pile of other high-profile artists like Trent Reznor, Josh Homme and Stevie Nicks.
In other news, the Cool Kids broke up, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe got his Czech court date and Ravi Shankar died.
It was also another big week for album announcements, as we got word of new records by Autechre, Iceage and, finally, the Knife.
On the Canadian front, Two Hours Traffic revealed a new record of their own, while Choke reunited for a Canadian tour.
And finally, the Killers' tour hit a road block due to singer Brandon Flower' laryngitis, forcing the band to scrap some U.S. dates, as well as their show in Toronto tonight (December 15). If you were hoping to see openers Tegan and Sara, though, they announced a last-minute makeup show. Plus, the duo rolled out even more Canadian dates earlier in the week.