R.I.P. Gwar's Dave Brockie, Ottawa Bluesfest 2014 and Cloud Nothings + Wavves in Our News Roundup
Published Mar 29, 2014With another excitingly busy week behind us, we're here to tell you what made waves in the music world the last several days. So if you're feeling a bit clueless, let us help you solve that right now.
First up, rock'n'roll lost one of its true originals, as Gwar's Dave Brockie sadly died at the age of 50. So far his cause of death is still unknown, but the band have issued a statement regarding his death and plans for a public memorial. Needless to say, music is duller place now that Oderus Urungus no longer walks among us puny humans.
In more uplifting news, the festival announcements keep rolling in. In Canada, we had the announcements of the always anticipated Ottawa Bluesfest, St. Catharines' SCENE Music Festival and the full lineup for Halifax's OBEY Convention VII.
Also in Canada, White Lung talked to Exclaim! all about their Domino debut Deep Fantasy, Fucked Up's Ben Cook announced his new Young Guv release and Stompin' Tom was treated to a new archival release.
In other news, Seattle police released new photos of Kurt Cobain's death scene, Wu-Tang revealed their next album will tour museums and be limited to one copy, and Fu Manchu have a new album headed our way.
And in some more Exclaim! interviews, John Carter Cash promised us some more previously unreleased material from his late father Johnny Cash and Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi confirmed he's working on a collaborative album with Wavves.