The veteran Toronto musician passed away on Friday, at age 74. His impressive resume spans six decades and is as musically diverse as any in Canadian music. His death has sparked an outpouring of affection, confirming the enormous respect of his musical peers, and we have many of their comments here.
A look back at Downchild (pictured), Arnold Gosewich remembered, and a boom time for Live Nation and Apple. Others in the headlines include Little Scream, Glenn Gould, Prince, Sorrey, dead celebrities, Miles Davis, farewell tours, Ricky Reed, Amazon, X, Ronnie Wood, Ticketmaster, Sex Pistols, Ringo Starr, Lana Del Rey, Lou Reed, and Maria Muldaur.
The songwriting process of Dan Mangan (pictured), a possible Drake curse, and Mitch Podolak remembered. Others in the headlines include Deadmau5, Wilson and Lee, Anya Wilson, Dave Richardson, Dapper Labs, Americana Awards, Amy Winehouse, Ken Burns, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, ageism, Mac Miller, Daniel Johnston, Jake Clemons, and Prince.
Snow (pictured) on the comeback trail, musicians fight climate change, and Drake opens a sports bar. Others in the headlines include B.A. Johnston, NAC, Solange, ESO, vinyl stores, Kanye West, Jenny Lewis, Pete Townshend, Keith Flint, Nils Lofgren, Michelle Obama, and Somali disco.
Live Nation has a boom year, Vince Staples (pictured) gets confessional, rumours of Record Store Day releases, and Michael Jackson is under scrutiny. Also in the headlines are Foreigner, Shaye Zadravec, Avril Lavigne, VCC, King’s X, Coachella, R. Kelly, Bonnaroo, ASCAP, De La Soul, Lou Reed, Queen, and Drake.
Roots-rock ensemble Cuff the Duke (pictured) returns to the fray, vinyl supplier RPM closes down, a Beatles collection is stolen, and the Who announces another farewell tour. Also in the headlines are John Lennon, Lana Del Rey, Dierks Bentley, Spotify, R. Kelly, Total Gadjos, TSO, CES, Asian underground, music videos, The Masked Singer, the 1975, United Sound Systems, and Lou Reed.
The Barenaked Ladies' multi-instrumentalist is a major songwriting contributor to the group's brand new album. In this FYI interview, he discusses touring, his increased creative role, and his work outside BNL.
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