The fast career ascent of Tate McRae (pictured) pauses, a good deed from Michael Buble, and a Suzi Quatro biopic is coming. Also in the headlines are Drake, Little Richard, Colin James, fan pods, Nav, Everyseeker fest, Mirvish, Live Nation, Scooter Braun, Hayley Williams, and Soundgarden.
Aquakultre (pictured) delivers the goods, Jake Gold deals with the pandemic positively, and rumours swirl around Warner Music Group. Also in the headlines are Live Nation, music venues, concert plans, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Don McLean, and Prince’s guitar.
Norma MacDonald (pictured) explores her roots, Spotify reports growth, and a look at the Marley family empire. Also in the headlines are Mayworks Halifax, Toronto venues, podcasts, The Elmo, Michael Rapino, vinyl, Sony/ATV, Stephen Sondheim, Eminem, Sonic Youth, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, and Bohannon.
Rihanna (pictured) digs deep, Drake gets dissed, and ticketing firms change refund policies. Others in the headlines include Live Nation, #CanadaPerforms, Justin Trudeau, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Clegg, Yoko One, Eddie Kramer, Neil Young, Billie Eilish, Hipgnosis, and Apple Music.
Rah Rah (pictured) says bye bye, the Elmo's tab reportedly at $28M, and Michael Wrycraft advocates for accessibility. Others in the headlines include Justin Bieber, Drake, year end lists, Jack Scott, lost venues, Tencent, UMG, Jack de Keyzer, Miranda Mulholland, Entertainment One, Glen Barros, Live Nation, Joe Smith, Depeche Mode, Linda Ronstadt, and Dr. John.
No one saw this coming, but it had to happen.
Bahamas (pictured) is thrilled to work with Robbie Robertson, Haviah Mighty makes Polaris history, and Bruce Cockburn goes instrumental. Others in the headlines include Celine Dion, Drake, The Band, Live Nation, Elephant Stone, YYC Music Awards, Carl Newman, Taylor Swift, CREEM, and Britney Spears.
Toronto rapper Puffy L’z is making moves, Bieber calls out Trump, and the horror obsession of Kirk Hammett. Others in the headlines include Lido Pimienta, Randy and Burton, Sam Roberts, J Mascis, Dolly Parton, David Crosby, Live Nation, Beyoncé, Burt Bacharach, Nipsey Hussle, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
The inaugural headbanger fest runs July 26-27 at Kinsmen Park with a line-up that includes Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Slayer, Headstones and The Dirty Nil.
Since the amphitheatre opened in 1995, 8 million fans have come through the gates for some 850 concerts. Live Nation plans to celebrate the anniversary with some site investments and, of course, a load of hot talent.
The Montreal kid who sold several million albums and charted a mitt full of hits in the mid-‘80s is returning in a big way, announcing Thursday that Live Nation is promoting a 12-city arena tour that starts off in St. John's late May. There's also news of new material that is to be produced by Bob Ezrin.