Features

Tyler Shaw's latest hit was written for his fiancé, Alex Karolczyk. Pic: Tyler Shaw
August 19, 2018
by External Source

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

Ed Sheeran, Roger Daltrey and David Beckham
August 17, 2018
by External Source

It's in LA tonight, the proceeds go to a great cause, and the buzz is that a marquee of others are attending and performing at this exclusive fundraiser.

August 17, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Juno-nominated hardcore trio from Winnipeg is about to release a seventh album. In this interview, their vocalist terms it their nastiest yet funniest yet, and reminisces about playing early gigs with an open wound.

Chester Thompson and Phil Collins
August 17, 2018
by Bill King

The masterful American drummer has shone in a wide array of settings, from Frank Zappa to Weather Report to the Pointer Sisters to Genesis with Phil Collins (pictured). Learn more of his fascinating career in this interview from the archives of a former bandmate.

August 15, 2018
by Jason Schneider

A real-life couple, on Canadian, one German, the two folk-rock singer/songwriters release their debut album Daydreamers this week. In this interview, they discuss the record, their creative partnership, and a near miss on the train tracks.

Magic! rehearsing for a video shoot of "Kiss Me"
August 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

Jackson Browne promo shot — photo credit: J.B. Facebook
August 10, 2018
by External Source

The award comes with a cash prize and a medallion forged from so-called ‘peace bronze’ which is metal salvaged from the control systems of decommissioned American nuclear missiles.

August 10, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Ottawa roots rockers travelled to the musical mecca of Muscle Shoals to record their new album. In this interview, they reflect upon that memorable experience, their origins as a band, and an infamous Halifax Air BnB.

August 10, 2018
by Bill King

Delroy Figgins praised Art Tatum as being the only true pianist on the planet who explored every inch of the instrument, even the splintered grooves in the wood frame, charred cigarette holes, down to the pedals near the floor. Figgins said when Tatum played the piano he seduced every inch of its ebony flesh. Both men played a signature version of ‘Tenderly’ preserved on piano rolls.

August 8, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The powerhouse soul singer has just earned a Road Gold award for extensive gigging with her band Delta Sugar. Here she reflects upon that honour, the vintage vibe of their new record, and the songs that mean the most to her.

Justin Bieber with DJ Khaled
August 7, 2018
by FYI Staff

There are some big names grabbing radio's attention that include new material from The Chainsmokers, Chad Brownlee, Imagine Dragons, Meghan Trainor, 54-40, and DJ Khaled, whose latest again features Justin Bieber.

August 3, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Following a rogue shooter killing two people and injuring 13 in the Danforth Village district of Toronto, Billy Talent is hosting a benefit concert on August 11 with proceeds going to a support fund for the victims and their families.