Joan Jett launches a biopic at Sundance, Toronto singer Neil Donell joins Chicago, and Ed Sheeran stays top of the pops Down Under. Others in today's news include Megaphono, Neil Young, Upstream, Ronley Teper, Corey Gulkin, and a farewell to Jim Rodford. Videos are featured for your enjoyment.
The Irish band's latest album debuts at No. 1, but Roy Woods, Neil Young and Chris Stapleton also make the charts and a trio of Christmas sellers continue showing gains.
Neil Young goes live on the CTV Network this Sunday, Rufus Wainwright creates a fuss in Minneapolis, and The Horseshoe Tavern officially turns 70. Others in the news include WondaGurl, MusiCounts, Ruth B., Peter Rowan, The Urban Renewal Project, Piper Hayes, and Mundell Lowe.
Bell Media has trounced its competition in just about every category you care to name with its iHeart Radio app. Its success is attributable to unique content, like Shakey's Sunday night concert, and a multi-platform marketing campaign.
A feature about Canadian places and people that have influenced Neil Young leads off our look at the headlines. Also featured are comedy albums, A Tribe Called Red, Richard Hell, Radiohead, Boland, The Pack a.d., and Ansley Simpson.
Neil Young returned to his boyhood hometown of Omemee on Friday night and performed an acoustic set featuring classics like "Helpless," "Heart of Gold," "Old Man," as well as rarer numbers such as “There's a World" and “Don’t be Denied.”
The countdown is on for Neil Young's secret concert somewhere in Canada tonight. Others in the news include Emily Haines, Kevin Drew, Andy Hines, Patricia Conroy, the UK vinyl boom, Music PEI Awards, Sarah Slean, and the Dirty Dishes.
The rumours are flying that Neil Young's secret Canadian show on Friday will be in his former hometown of Omemee. In other news, we have Jagged Little Pill being adapted for a musical in the US, Malcolm Young's funeral, a boost for the Prism Prize, the apparent demise of Divan Orange, a prog rock fest, and farewell to Eric Irwin.
A cryptic eTalk video names a number of places the Dec. 1 concert could be staged, suggesting Toronto, Winnipeg and Omemee are in the draw.
CTV and Facebook, in partnership with Shakey Pictures, have announced a 90-minute concert by Neil Young on Dec. 1 that is tipped to be broadcast and streamed live from a small northern Ontario that has a connection to the singer.
Forbes has declared The Weeknd the highest paid celeb in the world under 30, with earnings of US$92M.
Those making headlines today include Royalty Exchange, Billy Bragg, Jay-Z, CMA Awards, Kesha, Fufanu, Fats Domino, Robert Plant, Tom Petersson, Arcade Fire, Deep Dark Woods, Tegan and Sara, Gunner and Smith, Morrissey, Rihanna, and Neil Young.