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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

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

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

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

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

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