In the headlines today: PledgeMusic problems plague Canadian artists, Voivod (pictured) on a roll, Monster Truck, Donna Grantis, Nikki’s Wives, Cardi B, Lou Reed, Vangelis, Sandy Denny, Keith Richards, Roxy Music, SoundExchange, Taking Back Sunday, and Jeremy Dutcher.
Guitar genius Ed Bickert (pictured) is remembered, Donna Grantis learned from Prince, and Barbra Streisand sparks outrage. Also featured: Matt Epp, Kanye West, Hailey Baldwin, Debbie Harry, Andre Williams, Phil Collins, Dubmatix, Rosanne Cash, the Stones, and Suzi Quatro.
A very busy week for new releases includes Van Morrison, Luther Dickinson, Andrew Bird, Nilüfer Yanya, Yungblud, Mötley Crüe, and Robin Trower. The strong Canadian contingent is led by Michael Bublé, Donna Grantis (pictured), Matt Andersen, Michael Davidson and Dan Fortin, Ellis, Mackenzie Porter, Reid Jamieson, and Dead Tired.
After paying her dues on the Toronto club scene, the dynamic guitar-slinger's career exploded when she teamed up with the Purple One's project, 3RDEYEGIRL. Here she reflects upon that life-changing experience, her love of jazz fusion, and her new debut solo album.
The hit Justin Bieber exhibit in Stratford inspires a book, R. Kelly is dropped by Sony, Ariana Grande sets a Spotify record, and Donna Grantis (pictured) goes solo. Also in the news are John and Yoko, The Dead South, APTN, Drake, Ian Blurton, Trille Or, Lenny Stoute, Verboden, Monster Truck, Music BC, and a farewell to Reggie Young. Videos added for your enjoyment.