One of Canada’s biggest bands hunkered down in the pandemic and created a stripped-down new album, Campfire Chords. Here the group’s frontman explains the mandate and method behind the quarantine record, the song selection process, their use of social media, and thoughts about a return to the road.
More rumours around the El Mocambo (pictured), Drake’s bar venture flops, and StubHub is fined. Also in the headlines are Max Kerman, Vivek Shraya, Celine Dion, Hamilton, The Zombies, Jenn Grant, YouTube, The Third Mind, Rihanna, Tupac, Elton John, Rush, Bonnie Maclean, and The KLF.
The Re:Wind fundraiser (pictured) is a smash hit, Barenaked Ladies get their Day in Toronto, and Juno submissions open. Others in the news include CIMA, MusicOntario, Sheepdogs, Led Zeppelin, CMAOntario, Whitehorse, Myriad3, Jess Moskaluke, Basement Revolver, Don McLean, Max Kerman, TBS, Slim Jim Phantom, and farewells to Kim Larsen and Charles Aznavour. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.
Following a casting call this spring, CTV's The Launch is getting ready for a relaunch with production on Season 2 beginning on Sept. 28 with a new round of stars that include Sarah McLachlan, Arkells' Max Kerman, Quebec superstar Marie-Mai and American star Ryan Tedder.