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Haverock Revival Brings The Thunder

Haverock Revival Brings The Thunder
The First Annual Haverock Revival Festival kicked into full effect this past weekend (July 8/9) in Havelock, Ontario at the Havelock Jamboree Grounds — braving ever changing weather from heat and humidity to an incredible light show from Mother Nature on Friday night. Bringing a change from the annual Country Music event that happens later this summer, the Revival brought... Read More

Haverock Fulfills A Legacy

Haverock Fulfills A Legacy
Performing on the festivals twin stages, a who's who of Canadian and U.S classic rock acts covering the past four decades will assemble this weekend. Featured acts include George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Canned Heat from the States plus mega Canadian icons such as Loverboy, Trooper, Chilliwack and Kim Mitchell. Read More

SPACE STATION 5 – CELEBRITY PLAYLIST – Ra Mcguire

SPACE STATION 5 – CELEBRITY PLAYLIST – Ra Mcguire
Ra McGuire – singer, songwriter, author, and founding member of the rock band Trooper David Bowie has just left the stage and since he was a huge influence on my musical and performing life – a hero really – I’ve been obsessively listening to his music ever since. When I pack for my space station... Read More

Rock N Roar Succeeds Despite Inclement Conditions

Rock N Roar Succeeds Despite Inclement Conditions
Not even the threat of inclement weather could dampen the spirits of attendees at the 5th annual Come Rock N Roar festival staged Friday August 15th and Saturday August 16th at the scenic Four Seasons Waterfront Park in Spanish, Northern Ontario. With Helix and Trooper commanding the headline spots on Friday and Randy Bachman (with The Sadies) and Honeymoon Suite... 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 BEST OF THE BEST (Singles) – Part Two

THE BEST OF THE BEST (Singles) – Part Two
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

Trooper dominate SOCAN awards

Trooper dominate SOCAN awards
Trooper, Bruce Cockburn and Joel Zimmerman (a/k/a Deadmau5) were the big winners at the 23rd annual SOCAN Music Awards staged Tuesday November 19th at Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall. Trooper’s Ra McGuire and Brian Smith were on hand to receive a National Achievement award from The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Three of their songs; `Janine’, `General... Read More

Trooper in Toronto

Trooper in Toronto
CNE Bandshell, Toronto | August 25th, 2012 Photography by: Ted Van Boort When Rick Mercer decreed that “Raise A Little Hell” should be adopted as Canada’s national anthem, he wasn’t far off the mark. A song guaranteed to ignite a feel-good spirit with any Canadian audience, Trooper’s ode to the ultimate party ignited a 10,000 capacity crowd on a warm Saturday... Read More