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CARAS to induct Nickelback into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards, live on CBC

CARAS to induct Nickelback into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards, live on CBC
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC announced today that globally renowned rock band Nickelback will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as part of The 2023 JUNO Awards. The news was shared during a press conference at Rogers Place in Edmonton, where next year’s award show will be held.  Taking place in Nickelback’s home province of... Read More

Finger Eleven Breaks Records With Quintuple Platinum Certification For Smash Hit Paralyzer

Finger Eleven Breaks Records With Quintuple Platinum Certification For Smash Hit Paralyzer
The First Ever Canadian Rock Song To Receive This Outstanding Designation Paralyzer Has Surpassed 700 Million Streams Globally Acclaimed award-winning rock band, Finger Eleven, are celebrating yet another career high with the news of their smash hit single, Paralyzer, receiving a record-breaking certification of Quintuple Platinum.  Undoubtedly the band’s most successful single to-date, Paralyzer is also the first ever Canadian rock song to receive Quintuple... Read More

Barney Bentall’s Cariboo Express Puts A New Twist On Fundraising

Barney Bentall’s Cariboo Express Puts A New Twist On Fundraising
By Keith Sharp It was one of those eureka moments. Barney Bentall and his son Dustin were watching a YouTube episode of The Grand Ole Opry when they heard the MC say, “and the next song by Mel Tillis is sponsored by Gillette.” Songs sponsored by corporations, what a novel concept! “It was 2006, we were planning on doing a... Read More

Crown Lands Unleash Ferocious Cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together” at The Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022

Crown Lands Unleash Ferocious Cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together” at The Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022
Juno Award-winning powerhouse rock duo Crown Lands – Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, and keys)—reveal a raw rendition of The Beatles’ quintessential rally song, “Come Together,” released in partnership with TSN as part of a campaign for the Canadian Men’s National Team as they gear up for the FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR 2022™ starting November 20. Starting today,... Read More

Canadian indie-rock royalty Sloan releases their remarkable 13th studio album ‘Steady’

Canadian indie-rock royalty Sloan releases their remarkable 13th studio album ‘Steady’
Canadian indie-rock royalty Sloan releases their remarkable 13th studio album ‘Steady’ through Murderecords/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Steady follows Sloan’s 2018 record 12 and marks the 30th anniversary of their beloved debut record, Smeared, which came out in October 1992. Sloan are one of the rare bands to make it to their 13th album, with all four original members who are equally prolific songwriters and all still working at the... Read More

Bedouin Soundclash Returns To Their World Beat Roots With New Release ‘We Will Meet In A Hurricane’

Bedouin Soundclash Returns To Their World Beat Roots With New Release ‘We Will Meet In A Hurricane’
By Keith Sharp Like most musicians, the Bedouin Soundclash duo of Jay Malinowski and Eon Sinclair found themselves with time on their hands as they waited out the COVID pandemic, with Sinclair travelling to Malinowski’s Victoria B.C residence to see if they could recapture the World Beat spirit of previous releases. Their previous `Mass’ release in 2019 had seen Bedouin... Read More

Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip) and Bob Rock (Metallica’s Black Album) release “Lustre Parfait”

Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip) and Bob Rock (Metallica’s Black Album) release “Lustre Parfait”
More than a decade in the making, Gord Downie, the iconic late frontman of The Tragically Hip, and Bob Rock, the legendary producer perhaps best known for Metallica’s Black Album, today share “Lustre Parfait” – the first song of their long mythologized collaboration.  Inspired by their brotherhood in rock n’ roll, “Lustre Parfait” is electrified and resplendent, created in reverence to the magnitude of music itself. Blending poetry and... Read More

Bryan Adams Premieres “Kick Ass” Official Music Video Featuring Comedy Legend John Cleese

Bryan Adams Premieres “Kick Ass” Official Music Video Featuring Comedy Legend John Cleese
“John was amazing on set; I’ve never worked with someone so woke.” – Bryan Adams Acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryan Adams has launched the new official music video for the song “Kick Ass” off his new studio album, So Happy It Hurts, released earlier this year via BMG. Directed by Adams, the video features an opening monologue by legendary British actor/comedian John Cleese (Monty Python’s Flying Circus). WATCH... Read More

Michael Bublé Expands Higher With Deluxe Edition Out Now On All Streaming Platforms

Michael Bublé Expands Higher With Deluxe Edition Out Now On All Streaming Platforms
Continuing another banner year, Michael Bublé unveils the Deluxe Edition of his unanimously acclaimed 2022 album Higher on all digital platforms via Reprise Records. Listen to Higher Deluxe Edition HERE. Building on this worldwide blockbuster, the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstar entertainer expanded the original Higher with three new songs. Illuminating his versatility, he puts his signature spin on “Pennies From Heaven,” “Quizás Quizás Quizás,” and the self-penned “We Pray.”  To celebrate the arrival of Higher Deluxe Edition, Bublé launches a full-scale television takeover. On October 17th,... Read More

Birds Of Bellwoods Release Brand New Single Videotape

Birds Of Bellwoods Release Brand New Single Videotape
Toronto alt-rock anthem-makers, Birds of Bellwoods share Videotape, the first taste of new music from their forthcoming long-awaited sophomore album. Fuelled by earworm melody, high-energy rhythm and raucous harmony-drenched vocals, Videotape is a tongue-in-cheek ode to bad habits and the mistakes that seem just a little too hard to stop making.  “This song is one of the more frenetic and hard-hitting on the album,”... Read More

Jully Black – R&B Queen Still Reigns  

Jully Black – R&B Queen Still Reigns  
by Roman Mitz for Open Spaces Long live the Queen, Jully Black, Canada’s Queen of R&B and Soul.  A true icon, and long-time advocate of female empowerment through her music, spirit and activism, Jully champions important causes and uses her career as a platform to celebrate and inspire greatness. Along the way the multiple Gemini and Juno award winner has... Read More

Monster Truck’s Warriors Spearhead Arena Rock Revival

Monster Truck’s Warriors Spearhead Arena Rock Revival
Photo by James Heaslip Interview By Keith Sharp Suggest to Monster Truck bassist/guitarist Jon Harvey that classic arena rock music is virtually extinct, and he’ll invite you to listen to his band’s latest release titled `Warriors.’ At a time when Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Patient Number 9’ sits atop Billboard’s North American album charts and even Nickleback has released an incendiary new... Read More

Big Sugar Announce Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Set to Release October 14

Big Sugar Announce Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Set to Release October 14
Platinum-selling band Big Sugar announced the 25th Anniversary deluxe edition of their iconic album, Heated, set to release October 14, 2022, through Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The deluxe album has been remastered and expanded to feature four additional tracks, including an acoustic version of “Better Get Used To It,” “Je Suis Cool,” and “Alka Lights” ft. Whitey Don. The... Read More

The Headstones Share Video + New Track “Psychotropic” Announce Fall Tour Dates 

The Headstones Share Video + New Track “Psychotropic” Announce Fall Tour Dates 
The Headstones are back with their highly anticipated new full-length album Flight Risk, out October 14 via Cadence Music/Known Accomplice. Ahead of the release, the band shared the title track and radio single “Tangled,” and today gives fans another dose of new music with the track “Psychotropic.” Last week the band announced they’ll be back on the road this November and December with concert tour dates from Vancouver to Toronto,... Read More

Nickelback Release Music Video For Latest Single “San Quentin”

Nickelback Release Music Video For Latest Single “San Quentin”
Diamond-certified multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback released the video for their latest single, “San Quentin,” from their forthcoming and highly anticipated new album Get Rollin’, out November 18 via BMG. The video finds the band performing an impromptu concert, with a surprise cameo from popular TikTok creator Kristina Collins, aka KallMeKris (TikTok), who has been participating in viral banter with Nickelback in recent months on the... Read More

MONOWHALES’ First Headline Tour Kicks Off September 21st!

MONOWHALES’ First Headline Tour Kicks Off September 21st!
By Keith Sharp While other bands sat on their thumbs waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto’s MONOWHALES couldn’t have been more industrious. Releasing their debut album `Daytona Bleach’ just as the pandemic took effect, group members Sally Shaar (lead vocals), Zach Zanardo (guitars/bass) and Jordan Circosta (percussion) also channelled their pandemic experiences into a recently released second album, `Tunnel Vision,’... Read More

Tenille Townes Takes Home Four Wins At The 2022 CCMA Awards

Tenille Townes Takes Home Four Wins At The 2022 CCMA Awards
Dallas Smith Continues Streak with Fourth Male Artist of the Year Win and Celebrates with Amazon Music and Alexa Fans’ Choice Award.The Reklaws Earn Group or Duo of the Year Win for the Second Year in a RowAndrew Hyatt Wins First CCMA Award Taking Home the Title of Rising Star  Commemorating its 10th year in Calgary, the Canadian Country Music Association... Read More

Heart’s Ann Wilson Forges Her Own Legacy

Heart’s Ann Wilson Forges Her Own Legacy
By Keith Sharp The legacy of Heart may be well documented since the release of their classic debut album Dreamboat Annie in 1975, but lead vocalist Ann Wilson is now determined to establish her own legacy. With the album release of `Fierce Bliss’ earlier this year, Wilson has assembled a band of top-notch Muscle Shoals Studio musicians and has launched... Read More

Arkells share “Teenage Tears” featuring Tegan and Sara

Arkells share “Teenage Tears” featuring Tegan and Sara
Photo by Lindsey Blane   Arkells released a new track, “Teenage Tears,” featuring Tegan and Sara, ahead of their seventh studio record, Blink Twice, coming September 23rd via Universal Music Canada. Their melancholy music video, shot in Vancouver’s famed and curious Kingsgate Mall, premieres today, care of Consequence. Says Consequence, “Indeed, with vocal harmonies that sound at home on a Justin Vernon project and an earnest... Read More

Bryan Adams To Release So Happy It Hurts (Super Deluxe) 2 CD Set Features Latest Studio Album Plus Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits Out October 28

Bryan Adams To Release So Happy It Hurts (Super Deluxe) 2 CD Set Features Latest Studio Album Plus Re-Recordings Of Classic Hits Out October 28
On October 28th, acclaimed singer/songwriter Bryan Adams will release, So Happy It Hurts (Super Deluxe) – a 2CD set featuring his latest studio album. The package includes a second disc featuring 12 re-recorded classic hits paired with So Happy It Hurts. This is his fourth album released this year; the list of them is below: Classic (Parts 1 & 2) – a 2LP featuring 14 classic re-recordings... Read More