Paul McNair (pictured) fronts a revamped Streetheart, HMV's Irish bid founders, and the CFMAs change dates. Also in the news: Garth Brooks, Interstellar Rodeo, NSMW, Festival (506), Forest City London Music Hall of Fame, CD Baby, Thrush Hermit, Raising The Bar, Bill King, Allison Lupton, and The Washboard Union. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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.
The music of the king of reggae, on full display at a legendary show at Massey Hall, had a huge impact on Bill King, and, later, upon his son, Juno-winning producer Jesse 'Dubmatix' King.
Juno-winning producer/composer Jesse King collaborates with the famed Jamaican reggae rhythm section on a new album, Overdubbed. This cut captures the bass-heavy essence of the dub form, but is fleshed out in appealingly inventive fashion.