Billy Talent

Billy Talent

Billy Talent image via Instagram.
January 30, 2022
by FYI Staff

The soundtrack to the Disney film Encanto slides 2-1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, achieving the largest on-demand stream total

Charlotte Cornfield  Facebook photo
January 23, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Toronto songstress Charlotte Cornfield (pictured) gets a boost from Rolling Stone, Billy Talent show they’re survivors, and Drake is now on the syllabus. Others in the headlines include R. Dean Taylor, Sony Music, Tanya Tagaq, Hunter Brothers, Kiefer Sutherland, Ultra Records, Neil Young, Adele, WMG, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Gibson, Weird Al, Brian Eno, and music docs.

Tate McRae, Instagram
January 16, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

October 4, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The imagineNATIVE fest announces a strong music component, Billy Talent lines up a national tour, and Jazz En Rafale presents female Quebec jazz stars. Also in the news are Indie Week, Superbowl music, Ken Tizzard, The Glenn Gould Foundation, Alanis Obomsawin, BIPOC hArt Music Series, Chalk Circle, Loreena McKennitt, SaskMusic, and The Mavens.

Billy Talent Facebook photo
April 10, 2020
by FYI Staff

Billy Talent (pictured) releases a new episode of its multi-part short film, Canada's Great Kitchen Party attracts stars, and more major summer fests are cancelled. Others in the news include CIMA, CMRRA, Neil Young, Ontario Creates, The Spoons, Storry, The Independent Music Awards, Rosanne Baker Thornley, Manitoba Music, and dvsn. With video.

Gord Downie  Photo: Canadian Living
December 16, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Gord Downie (pictured) has been named Ontario's first poet laureate, Billy Talent release a multi-part short film, and Alberta Music celebrates its 35th anniversary. Also in the news, the Be Kind Festival, Good Lovelies, Skydiggers, Silent Winters, The Dirty Nil, Music BC, Jenn Grant, Mélisande, Manitoba Music, and farewell Gershon Kingsley and Roy Loney.

Single artwork
November 29, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Canada's biggest hard rock band returns with an epic new cut that moves from pummelling sonic assault into space-rock territory.

Walk Off the Earth Facebook photo
August 26, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Walk Off the Earth (pictured) releases a new single, Lisa MacLeod angers Billy Talent, and Ian and Sylvia Tyson are to be honoured. Also in the news are Jacob Hoggard, Michael Moore, HPX, Kiesza, Castro's, Manitoba Music, Kresnt, and VIFF Soundoff. Video added.

August 13, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Cannabis sponsorship of music events raises eyebrows, festivals are pressed to combat groping, and the Elvis Presley Foundation is broke. Others in the headlines are Nap Eyes, Android, Britney Spears, Jennifer Castle, Billy Talent, Vancouver rap, Sumner Redstone, Tash Sultana, Neil Finn, Sass Jordan, Prime Boys, Mamma Mia!, Paul Reddick, and Ry Cooder.

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.

August 1, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Billy Talent and City and Colour headline a benefit for Toronto shooting victims, Drake becomes a TV producer, and Zaki Ibrahim announces a debut headlining tour. Others making news include Charlie Major, Bill King, Modern Sky Festival, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Lee Aaron, Unity Festival, George Semkiw, Samantha Martin, and farewells to Ray Cooper and Tomasz Stańko. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Legends of Live recipients Billy Talent perform at the 2018 Live Music Industry Awards. - photo, Grant Martin
May 14, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Denise Ross, Rob Zifarelli, Ashley Poitevin, Daniel Caesar and Billy Talent all came up big at the 3rd annual Live Music Industry Awards on Friday