Features

The Northern Pikes
October 10, 2017
by Jason Schneider

With their debut album Big Blue Sky being given the deluxe reissue treatment to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Pikes begin a cross-country tour on Oct. 12.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton in love and ready for Christmas together
October 10, 2017
by External Source

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, Marilyn Manson, Austin rock duo Black Pistol Fire and the Maren Morris/Vince Gill Vegas shooting song response are top of the pops on radio this week.

Leo Fender
October 6, 2017
by Bill King

Contemporary music owes a huge debt to the visionary inventor. A new book looks at the man behind the sound, and Bill King interviews the co-authors here.

Winona Wilde
October 6, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The much-travelled Canadian country-folk singer/songwriter is about to release her third album, Wasted Time. She reflects upon life as a troubadour in this chat with Jason Schneider.

Change Of Heart
October 4, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Canadian indie rock heroes recently reunited to support the vinyl reissue of their masterpiece, Smile—an album that first came out 25 years ago.

Emma-Lee is back with another dance-pop hit
October 2, 2017
by FYI Staff

Neon Dreams, Doc Walker, Emma-Lee and Dallas Smith, are among the sweepstake winners on the radio this week.

October 2, 2017
by External Source

It's a deal that sniffs of favouritism to a foreign corporation and necessarily earns the enmity of powerful Canadian media companies.

David Tyson
September 28, 2017
by Bill King

His songs and co-writes have been cut by Celine Dion, Joe Cocker, the Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer, Hall & Oates, America, Meatloaf, Anne Murray, and, of course, Alannah Myles.

September 28, 2017
by Jason Schneider

It’s easy to forget what an innovative and influential band Max Webster was during their heyday in the late 1970s. But that history has finally been put into its proper context with an essential new box set simply entitled The Party.

Civil Wray Photo: Ivan Otis
September 26, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Civil Wray is the new project from Toronto singer/songwriter Andrea de Boer, who has channelled her experience into a new and fresh identity.

Crowned Male Singer of the Year at the CCMAs, Brett Kissel chalks up one more hit for himself.
September 25, 2017
by FYI Staff

Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Kissel and Terra Lightfoot are among the sweepstake winners on the radio this week.

Scott Helman live and sharing his PDA
September 25, 2017
by FYI Staff

Scott Helman, The Rural Alberta Advantage and The Tragically Hip are among the sweepstake winners on the radio this week.