Names in the news today include Spotify, Diana Panton, Charlie Watts, Rich Aucoin, Tory Lanez, the CMA, British jazz, Johnson Crook, Hedley, Kim Deal, Memphis music, Born Ruffians, and Lila Downs.
Hedley going on hiatus, the budget gets mixed reviews, Lights lights up Houston, Quincy apologizes, books to read, Elise LeGrow finds fandom in Paris, and Sarah Slean joins a Joni tribute – plus a whole lot more in the weekend read.
Gibson attempts to dampen rumours of bankruptcy, and Chris Cornell's widow opens up about his death. Also in the headlines are Erin Benjamin, Elise LeGrow, Bluebird Cafe, Wavelength, Soft Cell, LSD, Matt Holubowski, Herb Alpert, and Ornette Coleman.
Is Hedley guilty of anything more than being blackballed by the music industry for alleged sexual misconduct?
The media is barking up the wrong tree as fans continue to stand by their band. The verdict is until proven guilty this is a tour that is on a roll and thrilling fans.
Fans weigh in on Hedley's status on Facebook and the range of opinion is all over the place but the shows are selling out, the audiences are engaging on social media and 10 days into the controversy the police have not laid a single charge. Rock & roll was spawned by booze, broads and sinful ways. That has now all changed. What will become of R&R?
Defamed by tornado-strength, mostly anonymous allegations and innuendo of sexual impropriety on social media this week, Hedley’s band camp is fast falling apart in the early stage of a national arena tour that was expected to be a sinfully profitable affair.
In the space of four days, pop quartet Hedley has gone from being poster boys for homegrown Canadian stardom to outcasts on a tour that is fighting a backlash.
The allegations first became public on Monday after a Twitter user who goes by the name of @_cndnpsycho began sharing screenshots of conversations with anonymous people who allege they are victims.
Dave Platel is now co-managing Celine Dion, and Greg Hambleton returns with a new album. Those also in the news include Anvil, Clayton Bellamy, Countermeasure, Chip Taylor, MusiCounts, Unison, ECMA showcases, Westben, Moondance, and The Confabulations. Videos featured for your viewing pleasure.
The Hawk's legendary nest in the Kawarthas has been sold. Also in today's news, a major new Live Nation venue for Toronto, Hedley boosts MusiCounts and Depeche Mode's record-breaking tour, plus items on Curve Music, Rumble, Feist, The Eagles, Steven Taetz, and Dan Burke.
Students at Queen Alexandra School in Toronto were thrilled with the gift, awed in having an opportunity to participate in a music workshop with the band and beaming with pleasure in having the "Invincible" quartet put on an intimate performance in the school gym.