To say that Daniel Lanois has his pick of artists that request to work with him is not an exaggeration by any means.
Jonathan Roy (pictured) discusses his hit song, jingle king Syd Kessler is remembered, and this year’s Juno-nominated comedy records are reviewed. Also in the headlines are Daniel Lanois, cover songs, Orbit Room, Tina Turner, Spotify, Rhye, Shaw Festival, Black Sabbath, Guy Clark, Lee Mavers, and James Levine.
The Halifax Pop Explosion is under fire, Daniel Lanois’ new album (pictured) get a rave review, and there is controversy around the Grammys. Also in the headlines are the Brad Turner Quartet, Lido Pimienta, eOne, Golden Feather, Eddie Van Halen, US covid relief bill, Spotify protests, RIAA, SXSW, Sally Grossman, U2, Aphex Twin, H.E.R., Judee Sill, and CSNY.
Evocative soundscapes and gospel vocals deliver a positive message.
A collection of early Joni Mitchell material attracts attention (pictured), Justin Bieber gets confessional, and punk legend Chi Pig is commemorated. Also in the headlines are Alberta’s music industry, the TSO, Jessy Lanza, The Reklaws, YouTube Music, Elvis Costello, Frank Zappa, Aespa, Herb Alpert, Billie Joe Shaver, Taylor Swift, Midnight Oil, hologram gigs, and Genesis.
A heartfelt plea for men in the music industry to clean up their act leads off today's roundup of the headlines. Buffy Sainte-Marie's activist songs, Daniel Lanois' adventurous approach, and a break-up with Morrissey also make headlines.