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.
Colter Wall (pictured) impresses, the TSO posts a healthy surplus, and opera stars embrace social media. Also in the headlines are Passenger, Aasiva, Anemone, Rihanna, YouTube, cover songs, SoundCloud, BMG, Spotify, Giles Martin, CD Baby, Rush, Usher, the Beatles, Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, and Elton John.
YouTube user Garren Lazar has edited clips of Charlie Brown and the gang singing along to hit songs by Steve Miller, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall, but says that parodying Rush’s classic 1976 album became a real challenge.
Jack White cracks down on phones at his shows, and Elton John, Slayer, and Lynyrd Skynyrd all announce final tours. Also in the headlines are Mark E. Smith, Rush, The Smiths, Dolores O'Riordan, Bon Jovi, Petunia, Jeremiah McDade, and William Prince.
Amazon Prime Music will launch in Canada on Dec. 5, while the TicketSwap platform is also eyeing expansion into Canada. Other subjects in our news roundup include Barenaked Ladies, Lido Pimienta, Rush, NOW magazine and Indie Week.
Amongst those making headlines today are Taylor Swift, Marissa Mayer, Rush at Le Studio, Weird Al, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Claude Ranger, Kesha and Michel Pagliaro.
Steven Spielberg presented the first trailer for his next film, Ready Player One, at Comic Con in San Diego this past weekend.
A Farewell to Kings, the 1977 album arranged and produced by Rush and Terry Brown, has been remixed and remastered by Brown in anticipation of a deluxe re-release on Sept 1.
Critics think that the genre was an embarrassing dead end. So why do fans and musicians still love it?
After a climactic re-capture following busting out of a Toronto zoo, capybaras Bonnie & Clyde became amorous and the result is a power trio of capybears.
“Seldom in our times have we felt a greater need for the humanitarian spirit than now, with the rising voices of fear and distrust becoming more commonplace, anger and hatred competing with love and compassion. It is more crucial than ever to champion the basic principles of human welfare...
The Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto was packed late yesterday with an all-star cast of power brokers in attendance for the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (CMBIAs) gala that honours the best, the brightest and the most successful in the biz.