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2015 Juno Awards: The New Wave Takes Over!

2015 Juno Awards: The New Wave Takes Over!
When Toronto’s Weeknd won the 2015 Juno Award for Artist Of The Year, beating out the likes of Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan and Leonard Cohen during the awards broadcast staged Sunday at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre and a gala awards ceremony staged Saturday at the Hamilton Convention Centre, you know it’s not your dad’s Junos. Despite the fact that classic artists... Read More

BRYAN ADAMS – Ottawa Celebrates 30th Anniversary of “Reckless”

BRYAN ADAMS – Ottawa Celebrates 30th Anniversary of “Reckless”
If there was ever a show that could time warp you back to your youth, it was this one. Legions of fans, young and old, gathered at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on Friday night to immerse themselves in the timeless music of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter, Bryan Adams. Currently on a world tour, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of his... Read More

BRYAN ADAMS Reckless 30th Anniversary

BRYAN ADAMS  Reckless 30th Anniversary
(Universal/A&M) It was just before Christmas 1984 when I received a phone call from Bruce Allen asking if I was interested in writing a Music Express feature story on Bryan Adams who was conducting his first headline U.S tour in support of his fourth album, Reckless. The album had just been released in October and, based on the strength of... Read More

Bryan Adams To Be Honoured with Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at CMW 2015

Bryan Adams To Be Honoured with Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award at CMW 2015
Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce Bryan Adams as the 2015 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award – bestowed to the singer-songwriter in recognition of his social activism and benevolent support of humanitarian interests and causes – will be presented on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala in... Read More

BRYAN ADAMS Tracks Of My Years

BRYAN ADAMS  Tracks Of My Years
(Universal) Anyone who has ever attended a Bryan Adams concert knows he’s always good for a couple of cover tracks so it’s hardly surprising that his first studio album since his 2008 `Eleven’ release is an ambitious collection of 14 covers of radio classics from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as well as one new collaboration with long-time co-writer Jim... Read More

BRYAN ADAMS’ RECKLESS TO BE RE-RELEASED WITH SEVEN PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC ROCK ALBUM

BRYAN ADAMS’ RECKLESS TO BE RE-RELEASED WITH SEVEN PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC ROCK ALBUM
(Toronto, ON – 15 September 2014) – Almost 30 years since the debut of one of the most iconic albums in music history, Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company is set to re-release Bryan Adams’ game-changing record Reckless on 24 November 2014.  The re-release features a lavish four-disc super-deluxe edition of Reckless housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book that will include the 2014 re-mastered audio and seven bonus tracks, the BBC in... Read More

Sunny Skies the Key to Festival’s Success

Sunny Skies the Key to Festival’s Success
Hamilton Ontario’s TD Festival of Friends concert event, set to run August 8-10  scheduled in amongst other major festivals like Mark Higgins’ recently staged Big Fest in Kitchener and Brad Jones’ upcoming Rock the Park in London Ontario July 23rd-­26th, yet competing against big name artists like Aerosmith, Bryan Adams and Burton Cummings isn’t the festival’s biggest problem. “Our only big competition is... Read More

Big Names, Big Events Mark This Year’s Festival Schedules

Big Names, Big Events Mark This Year’s Festival Schedules
The upcoming July 1st weekend usually kicks off Canada’s outdoor concert season which will again see the staging of literally dozens of major festivals from coast to coast ranging in style from classic rock to electro -dance, country, jazz, blues and even a Ska festival in Victoria B.C. It’s a chance for music fans to see some of the biggest... Read More

The Many Faces Of Lisa Dal Bello

The Many Faces Of Lisa Dal Bello
Contrary to the perception that Lisa Dalbello has dropped off the music industry map, she’s still out there and you may hear her more times than you recognize. Yes that is Dalbello singing the Ford Focus commercial or the Cheers detergent commercial or introducing Peter Mansbridge on CBC’s National news program. And yes, that is Dalbello’s distinctive voice being utilized... Read More

MUSIC EXPRESS BOOK REVISITS A GOLDEN ERA

MUSIC EXPRESS BOOK REVISITS A GOLDEN ERA
The book we’ve been talking about in this online magazine for the past 18 months, will debut on Amazon and in your favorite book store in May when “Music Express – The Rise, Fall and Resurrection Of Canada’s Music Magazine” (Dundurn Press) finally rolls into retail. Those of you who were involved or aware of the Canadian music industry in... Read More

THE BEST OF THE BEST (Singles) – Part One

THE BEST OF THE BEST (Singles) – Part One
As the manuscript for my Music Express book is undergoing it’s final editing process in preparation for its April 2014 publishing date, I would like to spotlight a few chapters that were omitted from the final publication. One of these chapters was a series of `Best Of’s’ from the time frame that encompassed Music Express (being 1976-1992). This first ‘Best... Read More