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Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Loses Battle Against Heart Disease

Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Loses Battle Against Heart Disease
Peter, Edward “Ginger” Baker, co-founder of British supergroup, Cream passed away Sunday in London England at the age of 80. He had been suffering from progressive heart disease for some time and had endured open-heart surgery in 2016. Along with guitarist Eric Clapton and bassist Jack Bruce, Baker launched Cream in 1966, with their debut album ‘Fresh Cream’ and they... Read More

B.C. Roots Rockers Current Swell Set To Release Buffalo On October 16

B.C. Roots Rockers Current Swell Set To Release Buffalo On October 16
With six albums under its belt and continuously growing fan base around the world, Current Swell is primed to return on Oct. 16 with its latest collection, Buffalo. The five-piece roots-rock outfit from Victoria, B.C. made the new album with acclaimed producer Colin Stewart (The New Pornographers, Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan), taking a “no rush” approach. Without time constraints, the band was able to... Read More

Rankin’s Songs From Route 19 Tour Recaptures His Musical Roots

Rankin’s Songs From Route 19 Tour Recaptures His Musical Roots
Jimmy Rankin has packed up his gear, hit the road down Route 19 and crossed the Canso Causeway out of his beloved Cape Breton to execute an extensive 29-date tour taking Rankin and his band right across Canada through late September and October before returning home for a five-date Christmas tour of the Maritimes. Purpose of this tour is to... Read More

Money And Ocasek Become Rock’s Latest Casualties

Money And Ocasek Become Rock’s Latest Casualties
Rock Music lost two of its iconic figures over the weekend with the deaths of Cars’ vocalist/guitarist Rick Ocasek and solo artist Eddie Money. Ocasek was found deceased (cause of death, natural causes) Sunday morning September 16th in his New York apartment by ex-wife and former supermodel, Paulina Poritzkova, while Money passed away Thursday, September 13th from esophageal cancer, Ocasek... Read More

Hawksley Workman Announces More Canadian + European Tour Dates

Hawksley Workman Announces More Canadian + European Tour Dates
Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hawksley Workman has announced additional Canadian and European tour dates in support of his latest album Median Age Wasteland. Canadian audiences will get a special treat; Workman will be touring as Hawksley Workman and The Wolves with his longtime bandmates Derrick Brady (bass), Todd Lumley (piano) and Brad Fitzpatrick (drums). Says Workman about the significance and... Read More

Iron Maiden Brings Video Game To Life With Legacy Tour

Iron Maiden Brings Video Game To Life With Legacy Tour
To paraphrase a certain saying, “there are only three certainties in life; death, taxes and Iron Maiden playing Toronto.” Friday, August 9th and 10th, Iron Maiden hits the Budweiser Amphitheatre stage as part of their 44-date North American leg of their current Legacy Of The Beast Tour (which also features dates in Montreal, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver).... Read More

Breed Release Video About Acceptance

Breed Release Video About Acceptance
Vancouver’s all queer, all-female alt garage-rock outfit Strange Breed release the video for “Closer” off their upcoming album Permanence. due September 13, produced by Darren Grahn (Veruca Salt, Metallica, k.d. Lang). Lead vox Nicolle Dupas says, “The song is about queer desire, or desire as a whole: to be loved, to be accepted for who you are. To be pushed... Read More

Meghan Patrick Releases Acoustic “Wild As Me” Video

Meghan Patrick Releases Acoustic “Wild As Me” Video
 Back-to-back CCMA Female Artist of the Year winner Meghan Patrick has released an acoustic performance video of her new single “Wild as Me”.  Of this acoustic version, Meghan says: “Some of my favourite versions of my favourite songs are stripped down and acoustic and I think there’s something special about hearing a song the way it was created. This song... Read More

The Beaches Announce The Professional EP Set For Release On May 16

The Beaches Announce The Professional EP Set For Release On May 16
May 06 2019 (Toronto, ON) – JUNO Award-winning female rock band The Beaches today announce The Professional EP, due May 16 via Universal Music Canada. Produced by the band’s long-time collaborator Jacknife Lee (The Killers, U2, Weezer), the collection features the group’s current single “Snake Tongue” and shattering fan favourite “Fascination.” WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “SNAKE TONGUE” HERE https://thebeaches.lnk.to/ASTP Strapped... Read More

Integrity Is The Key To Aldo Nova’s Comeback

Integrity Is The Key To Aldo Nova’s Comeback
Aldo Nova may appear to have a chip on his shoulder but from listening to his new single, “I’m A Survivor”, it’s easy to understand why he endured a prolonged absence from the global music industry before returning with `Aldo 2.0’, a six-song reworked of the top tracks off of his 1981 multi-platinum selling self-titled debut along with the new... Read More

The Strumbellas Share Music Video For Single I’ll Wait Off New Album Rattlesnake

The Strumbellas Share Music Video For Single I’ll Wait Off New Album Rattlesnake
BAND TO PERFORM ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS ON APRIL 3rd  U.S. HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 1st  TICKETS  TO JULY 6th CONCERT AT HAMILTON’S ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS ON SALE NOW The Strumbellas release their highly anticipated fourth album, Rattlesnake (in Canada via the band’s own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, under exclusive license to eOne Music Canada; and internationally... Read More

Scott Helman Receives Gold For “Hang Ups”

Scott Helman Receives Gold For “Hang Ups”
On Friday, March 28, Warner Music Canada recording artist Scott Helman played a triumphant homecoming show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall as a part of the sold-out Canadian leg of his Hang Ups Tour.  Towards the end of the 90-minute set, Helman was surprised by Warner Music Canada President Steve Kane who appeared on stage in front of a capacity crowd... Read More

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

Moon Vs Sun – Raine Maida And Chantal Kreviazuk – Release of Debut Collaborative Album

Moon Vs Sun – Raine Maida And Chantal Kreviazuk – Release of Debut Collaborative Album
Spring Tour Begins April 7 Download/Stream Album: Https://Moonvssun.lnk.to/Iagtbyha MOON VS SUN – the collaboration between two of Canada’s most prolific artists, Chantal Kreviazuk and Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida – have today released their debut album together, I’m Going To Break Your Heart (Music from the Motion Picture). BUY/STREAM: https://moonvssun.lnk.to/IAGTBYHA  The duo will tour across Canada starting April 7... Read More

2019 Juno Nominees The Washboard Union Launch Magical Video For ‘She Gets Me’

2019 Juno Nominees The Washboard Union Launch Magical Video For ‘She Gets Me’
Warner Music Canada recording artists The Washboard Union have today released a magical video for their latest single, “She Gets Me.” Filmed in Toronto by award-winning director Joel Stewart, the video stars magicians Rosemary Reid and Aaron Matthews who meet and flirt with one another throughout the clip by trying to one-up each other with their magical talents. It’s important... Read More

Multi-JUNO Award Winners Arkells Team Up With MusiCounts to Surprise Calgary School

Multi-JUNO Award Winners Arkells Team Up With MusiCounts to Surprise Calgary School
TORONTO, ON – On February 6, acclaimed multi-JUNO Award-winning rock band Arkells, joined MusiCounts to celebrate the 2018 MusiCounts Passion Prize recipient, Calgary Arts Academy. The band surprised students by joining them for a special collaborative performance of their winning entry, a cover of Arkells’ hit “People’s Champ”. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi then helped Arkells present the school with a... Read More

Scott Helman announces support acts and more dates for The Hang Ups 2019 Tour

Scott Helman announces support acts and more dates for The Hang Ups 2019 Tour
On the heels of receiving a JUNO Awards nomination for Video of the Year for his latest clip, “Hang Ups,” Warner Music Canada recording artist Scott Helman has today announced additional dates for his upcoming headlining The Hang Ups 2019 Tour. The dates begin February 26 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and are highlighted by his hometown show at the Danforth Music Hall... Read More

Bryan Adams Premieres his New Music Video for “Shine A Light”

Bryan Adams Premieres his New Music Video for “Shine A Light”
29 January 2019 (Toronto, ON) – Multi-platinum, recording artist Bryan Adams premieres the music video for his new single, “Shine A Light” available to stream now. Listen HERE. Shine A Light is the album-title for his 14th studio record, out March 1st and available to pre-order HERE. Co-written with singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, “Shine A Light” is a great pop-rock opener to the new album and the video, which... Read More