Alex Henry Foster (pictured) releases a short film today, #CanadaPerforms continues to attract stars, and a Rush reissue is delayed. Also in the news are Mathew V and Jocelyn Alice, Drake’s sneakers, Kenny Rogers, The Monowhales, TBS Talent Search, coronavirus relief, Soft Plastics, and farewell Bill Rieflin and Jean Leber.
Sarah Harmer (pictured) returns to the fray, the Sheepdogs set to play the Juno kick-off concert, and the new Bieber album gets dissed. Others in the headlines include Jeremy Spurgeon, Festival Lingua Franca, Bedouin Soundclash, UMPG, freebie culture, James Taylor, The Grateful Dead, Primus, Ozzy, Tim McGraw, and Wiz Khalifa.
His imaginative lyrics and symphony of sound created on the drum stand captured audiences the world over. We have sifted through the 11M-plus references turned up in a Google News search to bring you links to a noteworthy ten.
Drummer Marty Morin first made his mark as a drummer in Canadian power-rock trio Goddo, toured for a brief time with Klaatu, and in recent year
The Washboard Union (pictured) and other Canadian stars to play Fan Village, Shawn Mendes and Tim Hortons team up, and Partner tackles Rush for Polaris. Also in the news: Stars, Re:Sound, CMAO, NMC: ON, Naya Ali, NSMW, FME, Iggy Pop, and farewell Donnie Fritts and Nancy Yu.
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.