More Controversy for the Ottawa Punk Band Which Found Itself Pressed onto a Beyonce Record

Earlier in the week, we heard about Zex, the Ottawa punk band which found itself getting all kinds of international attention when a German vinyl pressing plant accidentally put songs from their Uphill Battle album on the B-side of a special yellow vinyl edition of Beyonce’s Lemonade. Much hilarity ensued. Copies of the record have been spotted selling for £500 online. (Thanks Leonnard!)

Now, though, there’s a problem. Zex has been dropped by their record label over allegations of sexual assault.

An announcement by Magic Bullet Records was released late last night (Tuesday, September 19) saying that effective immediately, the band was being dropped from the label as the result of “ongoing and recent accounts of sexual assault” by the band’s guitarist, Jo Capitalicide. The boycotts being launched by venues, promoters and record stores are all part of the reason the label is punting the band.

Capitalicide says the allegations are “completely untrue and hurtful.”  So far, this is all we know about the situation.

(Via CBC)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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