Ontario club venues have a beef about covid restrictions, Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce a new album (pictured), and Leonard Cohen’s mining of sacred texts. Also in the headlines are Picanto, Gordon Lightfoot, Massey Hall, BadBadNotGood, Elton John, Spotify, UMG, CMW, Drake, Spirit Music Group, SongVest, Adele, the Stones, Flea, Tom Morello, Cher, Manfred Mann, and the Velvet Underground.
Serena Ryder (pictured) and manager Sandy Pandya discuss ArtHaus, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias bring arena shows back to Canada, and Keith Hampshire recalls the hit Blue Jays song. Others in the headlines include Feist, Paul McCartney, the SOCAN Gala, Tanya Tagaq, Supercrawl, Gord Downie, Kobalt, Hipgnosis, Paul McCartney, Bing Crosby, TikTok, Sony Music, Adele, Tears For Fears, the Stones, and Olivia Rodrigo.
Alessia Cara (pictured) muses on pandemic purgatory, The Weeknd teases a new album, and Jann Arden discusses her hit show’s new season. Also in the headlines are Shad, Mitsou, Alanis Obomsawin, Robert Munsch, Kevin Chen, Kiefer Sutherland, Dolly Parton, WMG, Community , Eddy Grant, Little Steven, Tina Turner, Dice, Next Big Sound, Coldplay, Patti Smith, and Adele.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour holds at No.
Today's column includes Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor (pictured) receiving a star-studded celebration of life, Canadian nominees in the International Folk Music Awards, and disquieting reports that Adele may well not be touring again. Others in the news: Music BC, Pickathon, Steve Strongman, Mr! Mouray, Mad Ones, Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, Tallies, NSCC, and farewells to Artie Irwin and Alan R. Pearlman. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Paul McCartney marches in honour of John Lennon, and digital downloads are on the decline. Those also making news include SOCAN, Juno Week, Nile Rodgers, The Slits, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Sinead O'Connor, TassNata, and a farewell to John Crossen. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The album will land at #1 this week in North America. In Canada, based on initial sales reports, Reputation has a four-day sales total of 65,000 units, which will put it in contention to have the biggest one-week album sales total this year.
Amongst the topics making headlines today are folk music, festival meltdowns, Elvis Presley, stars losing their voices, Liam Gallagher, Coldplay's Montreal concert, the Big Valley Jamboree, and a new play inspired by Hank Snow.