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Behind the Vinyl: The Kings – “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide”

Behind the Vinyl: The Kings – “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide”
boom97.3 had Guitarist Mister Zero and Bass/Lead Vocalist David Diamond from The Kings in the boom 97.3 studios to share their story about their song “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide”” on vinyl! They talk about the genesis of the main riff of the song, the writing, the decision to move two songs into one and more! Watch as The... Read More

The Rolling Stones Announce The Release of Brand-New Best of Compilation Album, Honk

The Rolling Stones Announce The Release of Brand-New Best of Compilation Album, Honk
“Wild Horses (Live)” Feat. Florence Welch Is Out – Album Pre-Order Available Now March 2019 (Toronto, ON) – The Rolling Stones announced the release of a brand-new best of compilation album, Honk. Featuring the biggest hits and classic cuts from every Rolling Stones studio album from 1971 to 2016’s Blue & Lonesome, Honk will be released April 19 via Polydor/Interscope/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.... Read More

Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and “Call Me Maybe” – Celebrated at 30th Annual SOCAN Awards

Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and “Call Me Maybe” – Celebrated at 30th Annual SOCAN Awards
 The outstanding accomplishments of Canada’s most prestigious songwriters, composers and music publishers will be celebrated at the 30th-anniversary SOCAN Awards on April 1st in downtown Toronto, where legendary and emerging Canadian music creators, producers, writers and publishers spanning nearly every genre will come together to shine a spotlight on Canada’s tremendous talent. The SOCAN Awards will be marked with special... Read More

Tim Hicks, Tebey, Kira Isabella, and The Western Swing Authority to perform at the CMAOntario Awards

Tim Hicks, Tebey, Kira Isabella, and The Western Swing Authority to perform at the CMAOntario Awards
The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces 2019 CMAOntario Award Show Performers Tim Hicks, Tebey, Kira Isabella, and The Western Swing Authority The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is thrilled to announce the second wave of performers for the 7th Annual CMAOntario Award Show on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The CMAOntario Award Show will... Read More

Johnny Orlando’s debut EP TEENAGE FEVER out now!

Johnny Orlando’s debut EP TEENAGE FEVER out now!
Following nearly a year in the studio, singer-songwriter and JUNO Award nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Johnny Orlando releases his highly anticipated debut EP Teenage Fever today via Universal Music Canada/Island Records. Listen to Teenage Fever, HERE. Emanating confidence and charisma over danceable electronic grooves and a subtle hip-hop bounce, Orlando levels up his take on pop. Once again co-writing with his sister Darian... Read More

Dean Brody & Dallas Smith – Band Together For Epic Fall Cross-Country Tour

Dean Brody & Dallas Smith – Band Together For Epic Fall Cross-Country Tour
This fall will bring together two iconic country artists, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith, for the first-ever, larger-than-life, Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour, kicking off in Sault Ste. Marie on Sept 18, before heading across the country. Shortly thereafter, the two unique artists known for their multiple #1 smash hits will take to the Budweiser Stage in Toronto... Read More

Cavendish Beach Music Festival Announces Additional Acts Added to Bell Main Stage Lineup

Cavendish Beach Music Festival Announces Additional Acts Added to Bell Main Stage Lineup
TORONTO, ON – The Cavendish Beach Music Festival presented by Bell is thrilled to announce Country superstar and 5-time GRAMMY Award nominee Hunter Hayes as the final headliner of Atlantic Canada’s largest multi-day festival running July 5-7, 2019. The CMA Award-winner will hit the stage on Friday, July 5 joining previously announced headliners Eric Church and Carrie Underwood.   Also announced,... Read More

2019 Music Express Awards Nominees

2019 Music Express Awards Nominees
Drake may have boycotted this year’s Juno Awards nominations but that has not stopped Music Express readers from the ability to vote for him as Drake has been nominated for four microphone awards, sponsored by Long & McQuade. Drake has been nominated as Top Male Vocalist, Top R&B/Rap artist, Top R&B/Rap album for `Scorpion’, and Top Live Artist/Group for awards... Read More

Grammy Nominees Alice In Chains Announce Canadian Tour; Dates Begin April 10 In Vancouver

Grammy Nominees Alice In Chains Announce Canadian Tour; Dates Begin April 10 In Vancouver
Toronto, ON  (January 29, 2019) – ALICE IN CHAINS have announced a Canadian tour in support of GRAMMY-nominated album, RAINIER FOG (BMG), set to kick off April 10 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver (see itinerary below, which includes select U.S. dates). The tour will see the multi-platinum-selling band playing a mix of classic tracks and new songs from... Read More

Surprise! Weezer (The Teal Album) Is Here! The Covers Album Out Now

Surprise! Weezer (The Teal Album) Is Here! The Covers Album Out Now
Throughout a sold-out arena tour in summer 2018, Weezer began working covers into their set, ranging from “Take On Me” by a-ha to “Happy Together” by The Turtles, in addition to their massive cover of “Africa” by Toto, which became a viral and radio sensation upon its release earlier that year.  Given the tremendous response to these songs at the shows, the... Read More

Tourist Company Release Brand New Single – Announce Canadian Tour Dates

Tourist Company Release Brand New Single – Announce Canadian Tour Dates
Toronto, ON – January 25, 2019 – Vancouver alt-rock outfit, Tourist Company, released their debut album, Apollo, to critical acclaim in 2016 and toured the release relentlessly across their home country and internationally. Today, the duo – comprised of Taylor Swindells and Brenon Perry – share the next chapter in their musical career, with the release of their new single,... Read More

Kick Ass Sass Hits The Bottle

Kick Ass Sass Hits The Bottle
Canada’s Queen of Rock Sass Jordan has ventured among the vines and added winemaker to her already-impressive collection of accomplishments. In partnership with Ontario-based Vineland Estates’ Vice President, winemaker, and long-time friend Brian Schmidt, Jordan has launched Kick Ass Sass — a double-dip series into the realm of whites and reds. Available January 1st, 2019 at Vineland Estates, Jordan’s wine... Read More

Def Leppard Announce Canadian Tour

Def Leppard  Announce Canadian Tour
09 January 2019 (Toronto, ON) – Legendary British rock ’n’ roll icons Def Leppard announce their Canadian Summer Tour today. The tour will kick off in Halifax on July 12 and end in Calgary on July 31. See full routing below. Def Leppard fan presales will begin Friday, January 11 at 10 AM local time. Def Leppard VIP Packages will also be available beginning Friday, January 11 at 10AM local time.... Read More

Michael Bublé Dominates Canadian Album Charts with New Album and Christmas

Michael Bublé Dominates Canadian Album Charts with New Album and Christmas
In a day and age when most new albums have a terrific first week and then begin a slow decline down the charts singer Michael Bublé has defied the odds with his latest album, ❤️ (pronounced love), returning to the top of Billboard’s Canadian album sales charts this week while his 2011 album Christmas climbs to #3. ❤️ was released worldwide on November 16 and... Read More

Elton Rohn Tribute Performance Has Peterborough Fans Dancing In The Aisles

Elton Rohn Tribute Performance Has  Peterborough Fans Dancing In The Aisles
Elton Rohn’s Elton John Tribute performance took Peterborough’s Showplace Theatre by storm Saturday October 20th as his seven-member band delivered a hit-packed set list which had fans on their feet dancing as he closed off his set with energetic performances of “Crocodile Rock” and “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” which were just as authentic as anything the original Elton John... Read More

NEW MUSIC: Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (October 19)

NEW MUSIC: Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (October 19)
                          QUEEN Bohemian Rhapsody (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)   For the first time ever, audio tracks from Queen’s legendary performance at Live Aid are being released via Virgin/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Available today, the soundtrack arrives as the musical accompaniament to Bohemian Rhapsody, 20th... Read More