Ren (pictured) is tipped as the next big thing, Corey Hart and Jim Cuddy join forces on First Rodeo, and rumours swirl around a Triumph reunion. Also in the news are Northern Cree, DJ Spex da Boss, Marc Hall, Radiohead, Kris Davis, Alanis Morissette, CMA International Awards, Gordie Tentrees, Phoenix Music Executive Development Program, Queen, Courage My Love, and farewell Jimmy Heath.
David Clayton-Thomas (pictured) reflects on his appearance at Woodstock, Six Shooter dynamo Shauna de Cartier is profiled, and backstage at the Edmonton Folk Fest. Also in the headlines: We Will Rock You, Blinded By The Light, Willie Nelson, Teenage Fanclub, Spotify, Khalid, Garth Brooks, concept albums, Chuck Berry, and Haim Saban.
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.
Live Nation has a boom year, Vince Staples (pictured) gets confessional, rumours of Record Store Day releases, and Michael Jackson is under scrutiny. Also in the headlines are Foreigner, Shaye Zadravec, Avril Lavigne, VCC, King’s X, Coachella, R. Kelly, Bonnaroo, ASCAP, De La Soul, Lou Reed, Queen, and Drake.
Lindsay Ell (pictured) gets a career boost with her ACM Awards nomination, Drake wins at The Brits, and Erin Costelo launches her record label. Also making the news are the Polaris Music Prize, Queen, William Prince, Six Shooter, Saskatoon Blues Festival, Carl Schilde, Donovan Woods, Precision Record Pressing, Play For The Cat, IBMA, and farewell Peter Tork. Videos added for your enjoyment.
William Shatner (pictured) continues his musical mission, Music Nova Scotia gets nocturnal, and hip-hop poses for the camera. Others in the headlines include Mel Boogie, Barbra Streisand, Nile Rodgers, Sony Music, Oh Carolina, Nick Mason, Chris Thomas King, Joni Mitchell, Britpop, Bob Dylan, Chris Cornell, and Queen.
(Pictured) Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara triumph at MTV Euro Awards, RBC's Emerging Musicians showcase in Toronto, and biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is already a smash hit. Others making news include Jon Anderson, Jack Lenz, KTOE, Tyler Shaw, Carole King, Coalition, Myles Goodwyn, Tom Wilson, ole, Simone Morris, and farewells to Dave Rowland and Roy Hargrove. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Vancouver indie rockers Peach Pit (pictured) are breaking stateside, Renee Fleming voices Julianne Moore, and Scott Storch imparts hip-hop wisdom. Also in the headlines are Jane Bunnett, Michael Buble, Foo Fighters, Matador Ballroom, Sofia Nolin, Marker Starling, Sinead O'Connor, Queen, Spotify, Paul Allen, Robert Plant, Coil, Stax, David Crosby, Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen, Boy George, Barbra Streisand, and Debussy.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) covers Queen, a Spirit of the West classic is honoured, and St. John's will host the 2020 ECMAs. Others in the news include Ally Noseworthy, the Practically Hip, Apple, Asaii, Nate Husser, Matador Ballroom, RADIO, and The Standstills. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Alex Lifeson recalls a memorable early Rush gig, Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury, and Serge Fiori and Richard Seguin revisit a Quebec rock classic. Others in the headlines include Joan Armatrading, Nyssa, Bhad Bhabie, Deadpool, Vancouver Cantata Singers, U2, Doc Walker, and Brooks Kerr.
Today's roundup of the headlines looks at the Canadian music stars writing theatrical shows. Also featured are St. Vincent, The Horseshoe Tavern, Queen, Chris Stapleton, Eric Clapton, Al Green, John Prine and LCD Soundsystem.