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.
Those making our headlines today include Bruce Springsteen, Las Vegas shooting, Kraftwerk, Leonard Cohen murals, Tanya Tagaq, MacEwan University, Lou Reed, Devo, Kacy & Clayton, Venus Festival, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Justin Bieber, Hugh Hefner and Jim Jarmusch.