Robin Thicke's Disastrously Bad Sales Week, Rural Alberta Advantage's Return and R.I.P. 'The Wedge' in Our News Roundup
Published Jul 12, 2014Following another jam-packed week of news gathering, we're back to make heads and tails of it in our news roundup. Here's just some of what went down this week.
First off, it was a pretty bad week for pop star-turned-punchline Robin Thicke, whose new album Paula not only got panned by critics but sold a dismal 550 copies in Canada in its first week. If that wasn't bad enough, apparently the album sold less than 54 copies in Australia. So, yes, things have most definitely gone from bad to worse.
In more Canadian news, MuchMusic's beloved Wedge was sadly cancelled yet again, while Ontario's Mudtown festival was forced to call off this year's instalment due to poor ticket sales.
In more positive news, though, Lollapalooza may come to Toronto in 2015, Hamilton's Supercrawl expanded its lineup, and we got new album announcements from Rural Alberta Advantage and Zeus.
Meanwhile, Insane Clown Posse lost their lawsuit against the FBI, Burzum main man Varg Vikernes was found guilty of hate crimes in France, and Japanese musical legend Ryuichi Sakamoto was diagnosed with throat cancer.