When Ed Calls You Go

When Ed Calls You Go
When Ed Sousa planned a one-night charity concert for Ronald McDonald House at the Classic Bowl facility in Mississauga in May 2016, little did he realize that nine years later, McBowl would expand to three nights and would serve as the largest indoor music festival in North America.  His seventh annual event (two years were lost to the COVID virus)... Read More

Avril Lavigne to Release First Ever Greatest Hits Album

Avril Lavigne to Release First Ever Greatest Hits Album
Ahead of her upcoming headline tour, eight-time GRAMMY®-nominated diamond-certified icon Avril Lavigne announces her first-ever Greatest Hits album set for a June 21 release via Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment. Avril Lavigne – Greatest Hits will be available on 12″ vinyl, CD and digital formats and is now available for pre-order. The album will be available in 12″ black vinyl and... Read More

Under the Covers with Lee Aaron

Under the Covers with Lee Aaron
“Songs are like tattoos” – the famous first line of the Joni Mitchell song “Blue” has always resonated deeply with Canadian rocker Lee Aaron. 18 Albums into her career, Lee has written, recorded and produced music achieving gold and multi-platinum sales. Recognized as one of Canada’s top rock vocalists she’s also made forays into jazz, blues, and even opera, receiving numerous... Read More

Dee Lippingwell – Award-winning Photographer succumbs to Cancer

Dee Lippingwell – Award-winning Photographer succumbs to Cancer
Music Express lost one of its original contributors with the passing of Dee Lippingwell Thursday May 11th in Vancouver. “I first met Dee in March 1977 after launching Alberta Music Express in October 1976” explained Musi Express publisher Keith Sharp. “I was working as a sports writer for the Calgary Herald and a junior A tier two hockey team, The... Read More

Jim Cuddy Announces New Solo Album and Coast to Coast Canadian Tour

Jim Cuddy Announces New Solo Album and Coast to Coast Canadian Tour
Jim Cuddy has announced his new album, All The World Fades Away, will be released on June 14th.  The new album, Cuddy’s sixth solo effort, sees the legendary songwriter making the most of a rare abundance of time to reflect, tinker, and create, drawing from his decades of experiences with an eye for appreciating the journey life has given him. Cuddy... Read More

Mother Mother Announces Cross Canada Tour

Mother Mother Announces Cross Canada Tour
Today, Canada’s biggest alt-rock export Mother Mother announced they will be hitting the road again in 2025 with new Canadian tour stops in support of their latest album, Grief Chapter. Produced by Live Nation, the newly announced 11-date Canadian run kicks off on February 18 in Victoria, BC at Save On Foods Memorial Centre, with stops in Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg and more, before... Read More

The Muffins’ Martha Johnson Sets The Pace For World Parkinson’s Month With ‘Slow Emotion’

The Muffins’ Martha Johnson Sets The Pace For World Parkinson’s Month With ‘Slow Emotion’
They say music can be the best therapy but leave it to community-minded Canadian legend Martha Johnson to make her music a form of group therapy. Her new single, “Slow Emotion,” is a fortifying hit of emotional oxygen for those living with Parkinson’s Disease. That’s a topic relevant not just to Johnson herself—who was diagnosed with the condition nearly a quarter-century ago—but to every fellow patient... Read More

A Statement from Monowhales

A Statement from Monowhales
Juno award winning Canadian alternative rockers MONOWHALES, have announced their split in an official statement. Since their 2017 debut, the MONOWHALES comprised of lead singer Sally Shaar, guitarist Zack Zanardo and drummer Jordan Circosta, made history with their 2019 breakout single ‘RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)’ becoming the only independent, self-managed band to chart at #2 at alt radio... Read More

Rock Icon Billy Idol Announces Rebel Yell Canada 2024 Tour

Rock Icon Billy Idol Announces Rebel Yell Canada 2024 Tour
Legendary rocker Billy Idol will embark on his transcontinental Rebel Yell Canada 2024 arena tour this summer, beginning July 30 in Vancouver and running through August 25 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Produced by Live Nation Canada, Idol’s show will include a myriad of hits from across his career with a focus on the landmark Rebel Yell album, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Joining Idol is his longtime backing band, including his lead guitarist and... Read More

Legendary Rapper Snoop Dogg Announces Cali to Canada Tour

Legendary Rapper Snoop Dogg Announces Cali to Canada Tour
Multi-platinum selling rapper Snoop Dogg announces the Cali To Canada Tour this spring. Produced by Live Nation Canada, the tour will hit cities nationwide, kicking off in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 3rd and wrapping up in Vancouver on June 25th. Across all stops, the West Coast icon will be joined by fellow G-funk pioneers Warren G and DJ Quik, along with New York DJ and producer DJ... Read More

Coney Hatch Announce First-Ever Vinyl Pressing of ‘Postcard from Germany’ for Record Store Day Canada

Coney Hatch Announce First-Ever Vinyl Pressing of ‘Postcard from Germany’ for Record Store Day Canada
Canadian rock band Coney Hatch is thrilled to announce that its live album, ‘Postcard from Germany’, will be available on vinyl for the first time ever via Anthem Records. The limited-edition vinyl pressing will be available for purchase on April 20, 2024, as part of Record Store Day. Each album has been autographed by the band, with only 300 units available.  Recorded LIVE at HEAT Festival in Ludwigsburg, Postcard... Read More

Andy Kim Steps in for Goodwyn for Planned Acoustic Tour

Andy Kim Steps in for Goodwyn for Planned Acoustic Tour
Singer/songwriter Dan Hill will experience bittersweet feelings when he launches a mini soft-seater concert tour in May with dates set for Richmond Hill, Meaford, Midland, Markham, Oshawa and Peterborough with fellow singer/songwriter Andy Kim. Hill was supposed to be executing this tour with April Wine lead vocalist, Myles Goodwyn both taking the stage together, playing their songs and telling stories... Read More

Happiness Is – The Steel Horse Gypsies

Happiness Is – The Steel Horse Gypsies
Ontario country-rockers The Steel Horse Gypsies have the perfect moniker. You see this band of gypsies is built for resilience because they were fast out of the gate, faltered a little at the clubhouse turn, but have really picked things up as they approach the home stretch.   When singer-guitarist Bill McConnell put the band together they experienced fast success with... Read More

Daryl Hall and Elvis Costello Announce Co-headlining Summer Tour

Daryl Hall and Elvis Costello Announce Co-headlining Summer Tour
Daryl Hall and Elvis Costello & The Imposters with Charlie Sexton have announced a co-headlining summer run across North America. The 22-city tour kicks off on June 2 at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, OR making stops at Los Angeles’ The Greek Theatre, Las Vegas’ Fontainebleau Las Vegas, Toronto’s Budweiser Stage, Boston’s MGM Music Hall at Fenway, New York’s Radio City... Read More

Stampeders’s Ronnie King Succumbs To Heart Attack

Stampeders’s Ronnie King Succumbs To Heart Attack
And so we lose another key figure of Canada’s music legacy.  Bass guitarist/vocalist Ronnie King passed away at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary on Monday. As part of the enduring trio of King, Rich Dodson and Kim Berly. King was a present figure in a band which has toured constantly since their breakout single “Carry Me” became a hit in... Read More

Loverboy to Launch Previously Unreleased Live Show

Loverboy to Launch Previously Unreleased Live Show
The story of Loverboy is akin to a Hollywood movie. Overcoming rejection to eventually become one of Canada’s most successful rock bands of all time and selling millions of albums in the process, is a feel-good story for the ages.  On June 7th, 2024, one of their most incredible live performances will be released for the very first time, in high definition. “Live In ‘82” has been... Read More

Toronto’s Teen Prodigy Sydney <3 Sparks Musical Revolution With K-Pop Elegance In ‘Picture Perfect’

Toronto’s Teen Prodigy Sydney <3 Sparks Musical Revolution With K-Pop Elegance In ‘Picture Perfect’
16-year-old budding pop sensation Sydney <3 is ready to introduce herself to the world with electric feel-good anthem “Picture Perfect.” Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, the artist is known for a unique sound that adeptly blends the soaring synths of Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers with Korean pop music, bridging the sonic gap between Taylor Swift and MAMAMOO. Collaborating with 5x Grammy... Read More

Mother Mother Release New Album Grief Chapter

Mother Mother Release New Album Grief Chapter
Canada’s biggest alt-rock export, Mother Mother have released their highly anticipated album Grief Chapter. The album marks a new era in the group’s constantly evolving story, kickstarted by an organic groundswell of young, passionate fans who have all found community in the band’s songs. Sonically, Grief Chapter’s twelve songs are some of Mother Mother’s most dynamic. Lead singer Ryan Guldemond says “We’ve been playing... Read More

Helix Drummer Loses Brave Battle with Cancer

Helix Drummer Loses Brave Battle with Cancer
Greg “Fritz” Hinz: January 23rd, 1956 – February 16th, 2024. R.I.P. By Brian Vollmer (Lead Vocalist, Helix) It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of Greg “Fritz” Hinz, drummer for HELIX since 1983, after 10 months fighting Cancer. At a future date there will be a Memorial Service.  Traci (Fritz’s common law wife) hasn’t slept... Read More