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Arkells, Avril Lavigne, Charlotte Cardin and Mustafa to perform at The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast, live on CBC

Arkells, Avril Lavigne, Charlotte Cardin and Mustafa to perform at The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast, live on CBC
Arkells The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the first round of confirmed artists set to perform at The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast, which will be hosted by star of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Simu Liu.  The first in-person JUNO Awards since 2019, this year’s open-air event will feature highly anticipated performances from... Read More

Nominations Revealed for The 2022 JUNO Awards

Nominations Revealed for The 2022 JUNO Awards
Nominations Revealed for The 2022 JUNO Awards Montreal’s Charlotte Cardin leads with six nominations,|while global icons Justin Bieber and The Weeknd follow with five The nominees for the 51st Annual JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) during a virtual presentation streamed on CBCMusic.ca/junos. This year’s winners will be revealed during the closing weekend of JUNO Week, at The JUNO Opening Night Awards... Read More

Juno Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Barney Bentall To Release New Album ‘Cosmic Dreamer’ On April 22

Juno Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Barney Bentall To Release New Album ‘Cosmic Dreamer’ On April 22
Soaring with sentiments of hope, love, longing, and loss, multi-Platinum selling, and JUNO award-winning artist Barney Bentall plots a sonic constellation of Americana to traditional Folk with the upcoming release of his new album, Cosmic Dreamer. Set for release April 22, 2022 via True North Records, the album includes the title track, “Cosmic Dreamer”. Pre-Order Album With special guests Ruth Moody,... Read More

Amanda Jordan – Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Amanda Jordan – Everything’s Coming Up Roses
by Roman Mitz Smith Falls native and Nashville transplant Amanda Jordan has been on a pretty wild ride as of late. The country chanteuse released the singles “Pretty Girl” and “Love You To Pieces” in March and August of 2021. It ended up being a breakout year for Amanda which saw the two songs amass over half a million streams... Read More

Dallas Good Succumbs To Coronary Illness

Dallas Good Succumbs To Coronary Illness
By Keith Sharp The Canadian Music Industry is in mourning with the passing of The Sadies’ co-founder Dallas Good who died from natural causes on Thursday February 17th. As announced on the band’s website “It’s with unfathomable sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dallas on Thursday, February 17th. Forty-eight years old, he died of natural causes while under... Read More

Classic Rockers Join Forces for Mega Stadium Tour: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett On Same Bill

Classic Rockers Join Forces for Mega Stadium Tour: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett On Same Bill
After two summers of delays it is FINALLY happening!! The world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together this summer for a co-headlining tour SO MASSIVE that it could only be held in North America’s biggest stadiums. THE STADIUM TOUR featuring, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will hit select... Read More

What We Like About Mike Skill

What We Like About Mike Skill
Mike Skill – Photo By MeredithLordEcole By Keith Sharp Romantics guitarist/vocalist Mike Skill constantly hears his band’s two biggest hits; “What I Like About You” and “Talking In Your Sleep” being played on North American classic radio but it constantly bugs him that the full potential of those songs were never fulfilled. Skill performed a pop-up show Sunday, February 27th... Read More

The Who Announces 2022 North American Tour
 – The Who Hits Back!

The Who Announces 2022 North American Tour
 – The Who Hits Back!
Legendary rock band The Who have announced a brand new tour for 2022, THE WHO HITS BACK!  The iconic band’s upcoming North American trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshendback to U.S. venues two years after their acclaimed MOVING ON! Tour, which wowed audiences with a series of sold-out dates. THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour (see complete list... Read More

International Sensation Simu Liu to host The 2022 JUNO Awards in Toronto, live on CBC

International Sensation Simu Liu to host The 2022 JUNO Awards in Toronto, live on CBC
Simu Liu – Photo by Mike Marsland – WireImage The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC announced today that Simu Liu, Marvel Studios star of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, is returning to his hometown to take on a new role as the host of The 2022 JUNO Awards Broadcast.  The first in-person iteration of the... Read More

Michael Bublé Announces Release Of New Album Higher On March 25.

Michael Bublé Announces Release Of New Album Higher On March 25.
Multi-Grammy-winning superstar Michael Bublé will be releasing HIGHER, his 11th studio album on Warner Records / Reprise Records on March 25th. Bublé’s first single, “I’ll Never Not Love You” finds the multi-Grammy, multi-Juno and multi-platinum selling global superstar entertainer at the peak of his vocal and creative powers. Produced by Greg Wells and Bob Rock along with Allen Chang, Jason ‘Spicy G’ Goldman and Sir Paul McCartney, HIGHER is Bublé’s first studio album in three years and follows his hugely... Read More

Canadian Music Industry Mourns Passing Of Music Pioneer Mel Shaw

Canadian Music Industry Mourns Passing Of Music Pioneer Mel Shaw
Mel Shaw – Producer – Photo Courtesy of the Stampeders. By Keith Sharp – Music Express Canadian Record industry pioneer Melvyn James Foster Shaw, who passed away Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 in Regina Saskatchewan at the age of 82 years old was directly involved in the establishment of Alberta Music Express back in October 1976. Trying to avoid being assigned... Read More

Moist’s New Album ‘End of the Ocean’ OUT NOW

Moist’s New Album ‘End of the Ocean’ OUT NOW
After almost 8 years since their 2014 release Glory Under Dangerous Skies, Canadian rockers Moist have shared their highly anticipated full-length End of The Ocean. Listen to the album here.  To coincide with the album release, the band shared a nostalgic video for the album opener track “Ammunition.”  Created by Moist bass player Jeff Pearce, the video is composed of old touring footage... Read More

Mother Mother To Release Deluxe Edition Of Inside

Mother Mother To Release Deluxe Edition Of Inside
“It’s a revenge tale… but not necessarily a bloody one.” – Ryan Guldemond Canada’s biggest alternative-rockers Mother Mother have announced a very special deluxe edition of their hit album INSIDE.  The updated edition will feature seven new recordings, including the brand new single “Life.”.    The new tracklist for the deluxe edition includes “Hayloft II,” a follow-up to their breakout hit “Hayloft” which exploded onto... Read More

Ocean Drive Shares New Music Video For “Losing Sight” In Protest Of Government-Sanctioned Racism In Quebec – Watch!

Ocean Drive Shares New Music Video For “Losing Sight” In Protest Of Government-Sanctioned Racism In Quebec – Watch!
Symbolizing the collective responsibility in the surge of uprisings against Muslims and other racist movements in the Western World, the “Losing Sight” music video focuses on the idea that political decisions should reflect the right of every person to live a life without having to fear for their beliefs or their lives. It is available today to watch at THIS location.   Ocean... Read More

Avril Lavigne Announces Seventh Studio Album “Love Sux” Out February 25

Avril Lavigne Announces Seventh Studio Album “Love Sux” Out February 25
Today, eight-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum singer, songwriter, designer, and philanthropist Avril Lavigne has announced her new album, Love Sux, due out February 25, 2022 – Available for pre-order HERE, via Travis Barker’s DTA Records. The 12-track album is Avril’s seventh studio album and marks the first new music to be released from the star since 2019.    The announcement comes alongside the release of her... Read More

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Invites You To A Unique Spoken Word Event

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Invites You To A Unique Spoken Word Event
By Keith Sharp If one were to look at this guy’s CV, one would wonder what Bruce Dickinson can’t achieve. Frontman for the world’s biggest rock band, Iron Maiden, commercial airline pilot, Olympic status fencer, brewmaster, published author, solo recording artist, and oh, yes throat cancer survivor, Dickinson has now established himself as a top-notch motivational speaker. Based on the... Read More

A Music Express Timeline Part 2 – The 80s with more 45th Tributes – A part of the Music Express Anniversary Edition

A Music Express Timeline  Part 2 – The 80s with more 45th Tributes – A part of the Music Express Anniversary Edition
By Keith Sharp February 1980: Having scouted out our new house/office at 209 Kingslake Road in the Don Mills area, Conny and I set up shop, with Triumph on the cover of our first Toronto-based issue. We quickly recruited new writers including Aussie Greg Quill, New Zealander Kerry Doole, Roman Mitz, and Lenny Stoute. June 19, 1981: Music Express rapidly... Read More

Joni Mitchell Premieres First Official Video For “River” For 50th Anniversary

Joni Mitchell Premieres First Official Video For “River” For 50th Anniversary
“‘River’ expresses regret at the end of a relationship…but it’s also about being lonely at Christmas time…A Christmas song for people who are lonely at Christmas! We need a song like that.” – Joni Mitchell It was just in time for Christmas, Joni Mitchell debuted the first official music video for “River,” her wistful contribution to the Christmas songbook, taken from her landmark... Read More