A profile of hitmaker Frank Dukes (pictured), the fallout from Roxodus, and Damhnait Doyle advocates for sober musicians. Others in the headlines include PUP, Kelis, Adam Lambert, Orville Peck, Nico, The Clash, Céline Dion, k.d. lang, Ed Sheeran, Sandy Denny, Thom Yorke, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kylie Minogue, Sharon Osbourne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj.
Alvvays (pictured) headlines CBC Music Festival, Rock The Rink adds live music, and The Raconteurs return to the road. Others in the news include Marshmello, Norah Jones, Celine Dion, Jazz Lives, ArtsFest, SCMAs, Jasper Dandy, Crazy Horse, Fleetwood Mac, RSD, Bob Dylan, TDJ News Corps, Phish, and Jonathan Bauer. Video added.
Larry Gowan (pictured) takes a nasty fall onstage, Linda Perry participates in CMPA's Women in the Studio, Canadian talent heads to Austin, and a new doco will feature Neil Young at Woodstock. Also in the news are CIMA, Joni Mitchell, Mariposa, Art of Time Ensemble, Steve Earle, Marie Bottrell, Carole Bayer Sager, Bryan Adams, Cirque Éloize, Serge Fiori, Margaret Atwood, Rose Cousins, and farewells to Sidney Sheinberg, Jacques Loussier, and Frank MacKay. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Geddy Lee (pictured) picks his fave Rush songs, the highs and lows of the COC, and more best of 2018 lists. Others in the headlines include Drake, Alberta Ballet, The Whiskey Jerks, Zayn, Neil Young, opera, Philip Glass, Leonard Cohen, The Band, Ariana Grande, Herbie Hancock, and Macy Gray.
How the NMC acquired TONTO (pictured), the El Mocambo's neon sign is reinstalled, and a young Neil muses about the business. Others in the headlines include Nick Fiorucci, Maria Dunn, Vince Staples, Christine Fellows, SSO, boygenius, Rolling Stone, California fires, GDPR, Spotify, album sales, Trojan Records, surround sound, Gregg Alexander, Great Van Fleet, Astral Weeks, Dido, Douglas Rain, Ed Sheeran, and Kate Bush.
Elton John (pictured) is loyal to his label, Paul Simon's swansong tour ends, and SiriusXM acquires Pandora. Also in the headlines are Neil Young, Spotify, Brodie West, MMA, 6lack, Kitty & The Rooster, “Joe Joe” Hoo Kim, Dr. Dre, Fred Eaglesmith, Grossman's Tavern, and Mandy Morris.
Arkells (pictured) progress relentlessly, fans continue to mourn Aretha, and New Order reflects on Toronto shows. Also in the headlines are Michael Jackson, Neil Young, Dumb, Marcia Ball, International Pop Overthrow, Sub Pop, Christina Aguilera, Alice Cooper, classic rock, Diemonds, The Killers, Cliff Richard, and David Sinclair.
Neko Case, Joni Mitchell, an A-Z guide to K-pop, Oscar Peterson, Suzanne Ciani, Neil Young, Rich Aucoin, The The, Ticketfly, TSO, The B-52s, Après Noir, The Byrds, and Flying Nun Records make headlines in today's edition.
Neil Young set to rock out with Crazy Horse again, Fleetwood Mac discusses a new lineup, and Germany's Echo Awards are shut down. Others in the headlines are Bend Sinister, J Cole, Paul Cargnello, the Dubé brothers, CBS All Access, Steven Wilson, Vancouver World Music Festival, F & M, artist managers, and John Prine.
A strong lineup for Estonia Music Week in Toronto, the Francouvertes competition is well underway, and a special reissue from Serena Ryder. Also in our news roundup are Neil Young and Stephen Stills, The Good Brothers, M.I.A. at Hot Docs, Hotel Mira, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elisapie, and a farewell to EDM star Avicii.
"(Songs are) like rabbits; if it’s coming out of a hole, you’re not gonna stand there with a gun. The rabbit will see you and go back down the hole. So you put the gun down, go and sit over there behind a rock, and wait for this song rabbit to come out of the hole. Start sniffing around. And you start sniffing around too..."
Justin Timberlake dazzles in Toronto, and HBO installs a Westworld attraction at SXSW. Also in the headlines are The Junos, Neil Young, Cody Critcheloe, Joni Mitchell, Samantha Martin, Rich Aucoin, Carlos del Junco, and Jann Arden.