Sinead O'Connor vs. Miley Cyrus, Dan Mangan's New Album Plans and Drake's New Gig as a Toronto Raptor in Our News Roundup
Published Oct 05, 2013With another one of those pesky workweeks in the bag, it's again that time for us to look back at some of the week's top stories. In case you missed something, here's just a bit of what went down this week.
First off, one of the biggest stories to emerge in the last few days involved Sinead O'Connor, who penned a massive open letter to Miley Cyrus about the potential evils of the music industry. However, it hardly ended there. In response to the advice from the veteran songwriter, Cyrus took to Twitter to shine a light on O'Connor's less-than-perfect track record — a move that led to a second open letter from O'Connor and threats of a lawsuit.
Closer to home, there was a lot of Canadian music news to report as well. Dan Mangan spoke to Exclaim! all about his new album and upcoming film score, Drake became the global ambassador to the Toronto Raptors, Sebastien Grainger announced a new solo record and told us all about it, and, sadly, underground Canadian hip-hop figure the Incredible Ease passed away.
In other news, Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry made a call against online misogyny, My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields labelled Britpop a "government conspiracy," YouTube got its own awards show, and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready told Exclaim! all about the band's new album, tour and his upcoming project with Duff McKagan and Barrett Martin.
Finally, if you're in Toronto, this weekend there's a free show with Sarah Harmer, Gord Downie, the Sadies and Hayden to protest the Line 9 pipeline — something Harmer also spoke to Exclaim! about.