News Roundup: Krist Novoselic, Drake, Black Keys, Iggy Pop
--Drake isn't too happy about his latest release. The rapper did not authorize The Girls Love Drake, the mixtape released by a label called Canadian Money Entertainment. Drake's management discovered the album being sold on iTunes and quickly sent over a cease-and-desist notice. The Canadian label defended the release, saying "Breaking him in the states along with other Toronto artists has always been our goal. Drake is our hometown hero."
--We sort of wish the Black Keys would go back to making underproduced, sweaty garage rock, but the Akron, Ohio guitar-and-drums duo are going to continue experimenting. The group recorded with Mos Def and Jim Jones Wedneday night. According to Jones' Twitter: "Aight back to our reg schedule I did some dope music with black keys and mos def last night def a good rock n roll experience." We don't know what the unlikely trio was working on. Mos Def's publicist told Pitchfork: "They were just in the studio collaborating."
--Here's a way to make you look old: dissing Limp Bizkit and the Smashing Pumpkins as if they were current. In a March YouTube video, Iggy Pop mentioned "idiot thugs with guitars banging out crappy music." He recently named those bands, saying "Anyone from Smashing Pumpkins to - what's the one with Fred Durst?" Pop also thinks that new Vertical Horizon record is shit.