A look at superstar record producer Bob Ezrin (pictured), Drake is dissed for buffoonery, and John and Yoko's bed-in remembered. Others in the headlines include Deane Cameron, Lydia Persaud, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Bookie, Ron Hawkins, Loud, Higher Brothers, Inuit pop, Aretha, Moby, Beastie Boys, Ultra Music Festival, and Rudimental.
The premier music awards show in Quebec turns 40 this year, celebrating with three events in Montreal in late October. Multiple nominees include Philippe Brach (pictured) and glam rocker Hubert Lenoir, a recent showstopper at the Polaris Prize gala. There is a public voting component for three ADISQ Performer of the Year categories.