It’s a crazy post-Stop Peter Bjorn & John world we’re living in. Got a problem with an indie rocker? Start a blog about it! Dave writes in to tell us about a slow-brewing blog beef between some dude who claims to have had his basketball stolen by Win Butler (find him at arcadefirestolemybasketball.blogspot.com), and Butler-brother Will, who claims that, in fact, Arcade Fire didn’t steal this dude’s basketball (and you can find him at arcadefiredidntstealdudesbasketball.blogspot.com).
Given this is all entirely unsubstantiated internet hearsay, we’d like to add this fact to the controversy: In the recent Rolling Stone (P. 67, para 2, Issue 1027 — Depp/Richards cover), Win told Gavin Edwards that “he tries to play basketball at least once a week, even on tour“! (Emphasis added for additional sensationalistic effect.)
Sounds like Win is totally guilty.