The Grammys snub of The Weeknd sparks major controversy, Avril Lavigne goes to Malibu (pictured), and Anne Murray is happy staying in the Maritimes. Also in the headlines are Bob Moses, Call the Office, Staircase Theatre, SoundCloud, Def Jam, The Killers, Warner, the AMAs, Blood, Sweat & Tears, John Belushi, Frank Zappa, Courtney Barnett, Elton John, Trevor Noah, Taylor Swift, and drinking songs.
Avril Lavigne (pictured) remakes a track for a good cause, Alanis Morissette offers a Diagnosis, FAI cancels, and Ryan Langdon runs Buck Wild. Also making news are Walk Off the Earth, Craig Cardiff, the Calgary Stampede, Astrocolor, Taylor Janzen, William Prince, Benny The Butcher, and farewell Harold Reid, Hamilton Bohannon, and Fred the Godson. With video.
Avril Lavigne (pictured) announces her first tour in five years, iskwē generates plenty of attention, and David Gilmour's guitars fetch record sums. Others in the news include Jay Ferguson, the Jazz Musician Intensive, Forge Fest, Justin Rutledge, Priyana, Bonnaroo, Nicola Piovani, and Music Nova Scotia.
Bryan Adams and Billy Idol (pictured) set to tour together, Loreena McKennitt announces fall Canadian dates, and Robbie Robertson keeps busy. Others making news include Avril Lavigne, Peter Frampton, AE West, Triumph, CMW, Woodstock 50, Squamish Constellation Festival, Reid Jamieson, Bruce Moss, The Holy Gasp, and farewell Phil McCormack and John Singleton.
Toronto musician Richard Armin disputes Green Book's veracity, the extraordinary life of Jackie Shane (pictured), and Avril Lavigne’s faith Others making headlines include Queen, Music and Motion, Ryan Adams, Hollerado, C-pop, Mark Hollis, Teddy Pendergrass, Roxy Music, Liberty Media, Harry Nilsson, Lucian Grainge, Lee Scratch Perry, drill, Neverland Ranch, Austin Music Awards, Gene Simmons, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Frank Gehry.
Sharon Van Etten (pictured) dazzles, Sting sails into Toronto, and Lee Aaron is back on the road. Also in the headlines are Winter Blues Festival, noise bylaws, Blackpink, Duff Roman, Poppy, Avril Lavigne, John Prine, Grammys, Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, and Fugazi.
q - Live at the Junos in London features Bahamas (pictured), Avril Lavigne teams up with Nicki Minaj, and Joni attends Grammy festivities. Also in the news are UMG, Ingrooves, Hilario Durán, Cadence Grace, Larry Stanley, Jackie Washington, JV's Boogaloo Squad, and farewells to Joe Hardy, Darryl Weeks, and Phil Western.
A playlist for potheads, Classified is curious about cannabis promotion, and Eminem shows a sense of humour. Others in the headlines include Troye Sivan, Art d'Ecco, Murray McLauchlan, consumer tech spending, Spotify, MMA, Sony's blockchain, Grammy picks, Drake, Elle King, K-pop, Kanye West, Disturbed, and Avril Lavigne.
The return of the pop princess after a long absence is being welcomed. Her voice is in prime form on this powerful ballad that reflects her life-changing struggle with Lyme Disease.
Avril Lavigne teases a new video, Drake to introduce a film at TIFF, and Rebel nightclub has Toronto police concerned. Also in the news are Lord Byrun, Ought, Music NL, Loyal Thieves, Justin Bieber, Howard Gladstone and Laura Fernandez, and farewells to Kyle Pavone, Lindsay Kemp, and Neil Simon. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Quebec singing star Patsy Gallant (pictured) earns honours, Chromeo cancels Down Under tour, and an Avril Lavigne tribute concert raises $10K. Also in the news are AfroChic, Markham Jazz Festival, SOCAN, SLAV, Alberta Music, the Gémeaux Awards, Stuart McLean, Venus Fest, TPOH, Tami Neilson, Manitoba Music, Gilad Carroll, Iron Mountain Music Festival, and farewells to Mickey McGivern and Richard Swift.