Them Crooked Vultures, John Hughes and Festival Tragedy in Alberta Lead This Week's News Round-Up
Published Aug 08, 2009Despite the workweek being shorter than usual for most of Canada, the Exclaim! newsroom was by no means short on the goods. A lot went down, and in case you missed anything the first time 'round, our News Round-Up is here to help fill in the blanks.
One of the biggest stories this week was easily the Homme/Grohl/Jones supergroup finally revealing they have a name: Them Crooked Vultures. The band also set up their first show and allegedly scheduled an October release for their debut album, though many out there on the interweb are saying those album release details are nothing but a clever hoax.
On a more sombre tip, this week was marred by its fair share of celebrity deaths. Slum Village's Baatin passed on, as did Mink DeVille founder Willy DeVille and Space drummer Andy Parle. Perhaps most shocking, though, was filmmaker/big-time music fan John Hughes dying at 59 and a festival disaster in Alberta that left one person dead and dozens more injured.
Also, in less death-related news, we had Method Man getting sued for allegedly shooting a fan with a pellet gun, MGMT roping in Spacemen 3's Pete Kember to produce their next album and Bob Dylan supposedly recording a Christmas album.
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