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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

The JUNO Awards return to Vancouver in 2025, live on CBC

The JUNO Awards return to Vancouver in 2025, live on CBC
Ahead of the upcoming 2024 JUNO Awards in Halifax, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today The JUNO Awards are making their way back to Vancouver in 2025, marking the fifth time the West Coast metropolis has hosted CaCCanada’s Biggest Night in Music. The city will honour the nation’s top musical talent once again with 2025 JUNO Week... Read More

Mother Mother and Cavetown Join Forces for 2024 North American Co-Headline Tour

Mother Mother and Cavetown Join Forces for 2024 North American Co-Headline Tour
Canada’s biggest alt-rock export Mother Mother and multi-Platinum singer/songwriter and producer Cavetown join forces for a massive North American co-headline tour this summer, with Destroy Boys supporting on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on June 7 in Phoenix, rolling through boutique amphitheaters from coast-to-coast, hitting famed venues like Red Rocks in Colorado, with stops in Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles,... Read More

The Barra MacNeils at Massey Hall Dec 22 to Finish Up 32-City ‘An East Coast Christmas’ Concert Tour

The Barra MacNeils at Massey Hall Dec 22 to Finish Up 32-City ‘An East Coast Christmas’ Concert Tour
Multi-platinum, award-winners The Barra MacNeils will be back on the road in the winter of 2023 with An East Coast Christmas cross-Canada tour. The 32-city trek begins November 14 in Whitehorse, Yukon and ends on December 22 at Toronto, Ontario’s legendary Massey Hall. Full routing and ticketing information is available below. The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas is a musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil... Read More

Memories Of Myles

Memories Of Myles
Music Express Publisher Keith Sharp reflects on a 46-year relationship with April Wine lead vocalist/chief songwriter Myles Goodwyn who died Sunday December 3rd from cancer. I first connected with Myles Goodwyn in late 1976. Alberta Music Express Magazine (as it was titled then) had just launched in Calgary in October of that year and one of my initial contributing writers,... Read More

Anthem Releases Special Dan Hill Vinyl for Record Store Day November 24th

Anthem Releases Special Dan Hill Vinyl for Record Store Day November 24th
Dan Hill fans will be interested to know that Anthem Records will be releasing an opaque white vinyl release titled “The Formative Years” which will contain hit songs from their first four albums including “Sometimes When We Touch” to be released November 24th on Canada’s Record Store Day. The fact that the majority of record stores don’t exist anymore is... Read More

Maritime Artists Pay Musical Tribute To Bruce Guthro

Maritime Artists Pay Musical Tribute To Bruce Guthro
A who’s who of Maritime musicians assembled on Thursday September 14th at Sydney Nova Scotia’s Centre 2000 to pay tribute to Bruce Guthro who passed away on Wednesday September 5th in Halifax. A private funeral service was staged earlier in the day at St Joseph’s Church in North Sydney.  Local comedienne Bette MacDonald and comedic husband Maynard Morrison hosted a... Read More

Unique Marketing Campaign Launches New Rolling Stones Release

Unique Marketing Campaign Launches New Rolling Stones Release
Photo: Mark Seliger The Rolling Stones have announced their new studio album, Hackney Diamonds, coming October 20, 2023, via Geffen Records, after an elaborate teaser campaign. The news arrived at a free-wheeling press event with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, that was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and live streamed from the Hackney Empire Theatre in London, on September 6... Read More

Monowhales Announce Headlining North American Tour, New Single “Hear Me Out” Available Now

Monowhales Announce Headlining North American Tour, New Single “Hear Me Out” Available Now
Toronto-based alternative rockers MONOWHALES have announced a massive North American tour that will see the Juno award winning group bringing their captivating live show to 25 markets across the US and Canada this fall.  A full list of dates is available below or on the group’s official website.  The tour announcement arrives on the heels of the band’s anthemic new... Read More

Former Band member Robbie Robertson Loses Battle To Long Illness

Former Band member Robbie Robertson Loses Battle To Long Illness
Robbie Robertson, as lead guitarist and songwriter considered to be the pivotal engineer of the quintessential Americana group—The Band—died today (August 9, 2023). News of his death at age 80 after a long illness was shared by his longtime manager, Jared Levine. With his passing, the sole remaining member of the Canadian-American quintet is keyboardist Garth Hudson, who turned 86... Read More

Taylor Swift Finally Announces Canadian Dates – And All Six Are In Toronto!

Taylor Swift Finally Announces Canadian Dates – And All Six Are In Toronto!
TORONTO — Taylor Swift's Eras Tour will make its way to Canada next year with six nights booked at Toronto's Rogers Centre.  The singer-songwriter announced on Thursday that she will perform Nov. 14 to 16, and Nov. 21 to 23, 2024 — the only Canadian city with stops on her schedule.  Rogers Communications, which is a presenting sponsor, says the... Read More

CANADA’S ROCK OF FAME – The Largest-Ever ‘Mega’ Induction of Canadian Music Icons

CANADA’S ROCK OF FAME – The Largest-Ever ‘Mega’ Induction of Canadian Music Icons
L-R from the top row: April Wine, Chilliwack, Glass Tiger, Lee Aaron, Lighthouse, Loverboy, Max Webster, Michel Pagliaro, Platinum Blonde, PRISM, Rough Trade, The Parachute Club, Trooper A Once-In-A-Lifetime Celebration where 13 of the Most Influential Rock Legends from the ‘70s and ‘80s will be in attendance for their induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame When it comes to music,... Read More

Fefe Dobson Announces the Shut Up And Kiss Me Fall Tour

Fefe Dobson Announces the Shut Up And Kiss Me Fall Tour
This fall, multi-platinum artist Fefe Dobson will be taking her live show on the road across Canada with stops in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Saskatoon and so much more.  Fefe has steadily been releasing new music including singles “FCKN IN LOVE” “Recharge My Heart,” and last month she released her punchy new single “HUNGOVER,” which will all appear on her upcoming album EMOTION SICKNESS due... Read More

Bryan Adams Announces Additional Canadian Dates on ‘So Happy It Hurts’ Tour

Bryan Adams Announces Additional Canadian Dates on ‘So Happy It Hurts’ Tour
Tickets for additional Canadian dates go on sale Friday June 16th at 10am local June 12, 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Bryan Adams returns to Canada, announcing more dates on his widely successful So Happy It Hurts tour. The tour now features additional shows across the west coast, specifically hitting cities across British Columbia and Alberta. Tickets are available via presale... Read More

THE BEACHES SHARE EVERYTHING IS BORING (THE ACES REMIX)

THE BEACHES SHARE EVERYTHING IS BORING (THE ACES REMIX)
TORONTO, ON – May 26, 2023 – Last month, The Beaches teased their forthcoming new album, Blame My Ex (set for release on September 15 and available to pre-order here), by dropping the melodic ode-to-an-empty-feeling, Everything Is Boring. Now, the band returns with a new version of the lead single, freshly remixed by acclaimed alt-pop quartet, The Aces. Listen to Everything Is Boring (The Aces Remix) here.  With... Read More

Canada’s Teen Jam, A Prelude to Kitchener’s Wayback Festival – JUNO Award Winners KIM MITCHELL and SASS JORDAN To Headline

Canada’s Teen Jam, A Prelude to Kitchener’s Wayback Festival – JUNO Award Winners KIM MITCHELL and SASS JORDAN To Headline
Some of the best, most innovative musical acts ever started out when they were merely teens – The Runaways, The Strokes, the Arctic Monkeys, to name just a few – and Canada’s Teen Jam, a first-of-its-kind performance showcase, is well aware of the immense talent and creativity that can be developed during that wonderful time of life. Read More

Tina Turner, The Queen Of Rock Dies at age of 83

Tina Turner, The Queen Of Rock Dies at age of 83
By Mike Davidson with files from Keith Sharp (Reuters) - Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died on Wednesday at the age of 83. She died peacefully after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her representative... Read More