Folk-rocker Eamon McGrath(pictured) publishes a new book, Toronto venues plagued by the pandemic, and Round Hill Music to offer an IPO. Others in the headlines include Oscar Peterson, Tyler Shaw, Drake, DVSN, the COC, Justin Bieber, Nickelback, Spotify, BMG, Warner Music, Rolling Stone, Jac Holzman, Harry Smith, Morgan Wallen, Courtney Barnett, UMG, Flaming Lips, Sean Ono Lennon, Wellness in Music, and Jon Bon Jovi.
A feud with Trump boosts Nickelback (pictured), Drake at odds with his dad, and Canadian musicians discuss the election. Others in the headlines include Aaron Carter, Rihanna, POP Montreal, Black Keys, Audius, HMV, Aurora, Vulfpeck, Iceland, the business of celebrity, and Michael Jackson.
City and Colour's Dallas Green (pictured) finds beauty in sadness, VR concerts are expanding, and the impact of A.I. musicians. Others in the headlines include Vic Vogel, Alexina Louie, T. Thomason, PETA, Spotify, Twitch, MGM, Ginger Baker, Sarah McLachlan, Steve Miller, Aerosmith, Haim, and Doch Chkae.
Master luthier Linda Manzer (pictured) discusses her craft, Nickelback at odds with Trump, and a slump in streaming stocks. Others in the headlines include Leeroy Stagger, Jessye Norman, Nuit Blanche, ASM Global, Sony, Morrissey, Ted Templeman, Nick Cave, and Plácido Domingo.
Ed Robertson's Big Bang Theory theme (pictured), the legacy of Kurt Cobain, and Shawn Mendes' search for fun. Also in the headlines: Carmine Street Guitars, Rita Chiarelli, The Weeknd, Dave Davies, Khalid, Slash, psychedelia, Tom Petty, Nickelback, and David Crosby.
The 3-day fest in July offers a barrel of fun rides in addition to a retro-trendy marquee billing that includes (pictured) Nickelback, Billy Idol, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Cheap Trick.
Featured in today's roundup of the news are Celine Dion, Ariana Gillis, Jingle Ball, Rock Hall of Fame, Nickelback, Anya Wilson, Robbie Robertson, Music BC, CIMA, Ought, Alberta Music, Dan McKinnon, Ashley Condon, Dauphin Countryfest, and U.S. Girls. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Agency for the Performing Arts has expanded its operations into Canada with former UTA Canada COO and CEO Jack Ross and Ralph James heading the Toronto-based division.
It used to be cool to 'hate' Nickelback but after a time the refrain becomes meaningless and even unhip, but the band has always taken its lumps with a grain of salt and offered back humour instead of witty sarcasm.
Nickelback and Lorde are the big winners in this week's Albums chart.