Neil Young and Crazy Horse  album graphic
October 18, 2021
by Kerry Doole

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  Facebook photo
October 13, 2021
by Kerry Doole

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  Facebook photo
October 7, 2021
by Kerry Doole

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, from her Instagram account.
July 18, 2021
by External Source

Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour holds at No.

Mike Taylor  Facebook photo
January 9, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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 at March For Our Lives rally
March 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

Oh my god, I'm #1 again!
November 14, 2017
by David Farrell

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.

August 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

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.

June 30, 2017
by FYI Staff

A collection of news and views we thought might be of interest to our readers this Canada Day weekend.