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Huey Lewis & The News Release “Weather”, Their First Album Of Original New Music In Nearly 20 Years

Huey Lewis & The News Release “Weather”, Their First Album Of Original New Music In Nearly 20 Years
Huey Lewis & The News release “Weather” (BMG), the group’s first new collection of original music since 2001’s “Plan B”. “Weather” features six new songs and a cover of Eugene Church’s “Pretty Girls Everywhere.” Forty years into a Grammy-winning, chart-topping, and Academy Award-nominated career, Huey Lewis and The News – Johnny Colla (keyboards/saxophone/vocals), Bill Gibson (drums/vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards/vocals), John... Read More

Billy Talent Release Chapter II of Short Film

Billy Talent Release Chapter II of Short Film
Billy Talent have released the second chapter of their episodic short film, Forgiveness.  Based on the song “Forgiveness II” which was released by the band last November, the new episode features gripping performances from UFC superstars Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Rose Namajunas. “Forgiveness I+II,” described by Loudwire as a “musical journey” was the first new music from Billy Talent since... Read More

Legendary Rush Drummer Neil Peart Succumbs To Brain Cancer

Legendary Rush Drummer Neil Peart Succumbs To Brain Cancer
Walking down Russell Hill Road in the tony Forest Hills area of Toronto, towards the impressive residence of Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart, I was reminded on several occasions by Anthem President Ray Danniels, to always be fully prepared for any inquisition with Mr. Peart. On hearing about his sad demise on Tuesday, January 7th in Santa Monica California following a 3½... Read More

Justin Bieber Returns  With New Youtube Original Series “Justin Bieber: Seasons”

Justin Bieber Returns  With New Youtube Original Series “Justin Bieber: Seasons”
YouTube Originals today announced it is partnering with global superstar Justin Bieber on his first-ever docuseries, “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” to premiere on Monday, January 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT. The series will bring Justin Bieber back to YouTube, where it all started, to give fans a full circle look at his life. Fans can tune in to... Read More

Headstones New Album Peopleskills Out Today

Headstones New Album Peopleskills Out Today
Headstones – Photo by Gord Hawkins Paying homage to their punk rock roots the Headstones continue to embrace their unique DIY punk rock philosophy and with PEOPLESKILLS, remind us of why they are one of Canada’s most enduring bands. The ability to evolve while still remaining true to their original aesthetic is a rare thing but the Headstones have been... Read More

Queen and YouTube Present New Fan Music Videos for ‘You Are the Champions’ Campaign

Queen and YouTube Present New Fan Music Videos for ‘You Are the Champions’ Campaign
More Than 10,000 Fans From Over 120 Countries Helped Create New Fan Music Videos for Queen’s Iconic Songs: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and “A Kind Of Magic” In celebration of “Bohemian Rhapsody” becoming the the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on YouTube, Queen and YouTube Music worked together with Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records to enlist... Read More

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