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Spoon bassist Rob Pope has quit the band. The co-owner of Harold's in Moorhead, along with Eric Odness, Har Mar Superstar and others cited the wish to spend more time with family and other projects as reasons for leaving the popular alt-indie band. Pope laid down some seriously cool grooves on well-known Spoon songs like "Don't You Evah," "The Mystery Zone" and "Inside Out." Innovative jazzman Kamasi Washington has accused a security guard at a show in Austria of assaulting his father, who is a member of his band. And longtime Montreal resident and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is now a Canadian citizen. He'll have dual citizenship, as he was born and raised in Texas. 

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Mike Peters of alt-rockers The Alarm gets MBE from Prince Charles for his work with fellow cancer survivors AND The Alarm ready a big 2019 with a reissue of their 1985 classic Strength and a triple-bill tour with Modern English & Gene Loves Jezabel's Jay Aston, Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst say their new Better Oblivion Community Center tune Dylan Thomas is inspired by conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump is faking being dumb and is secretly a mad genius and Arcade Fire's super couple Win Butler and Regine Chassagne team with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for an English and Creole cover of Iko Iko, just in time for Carnival.