January 10, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Rush gets its own pinball machine (pictured), The Weeknd’s new album gets rave reviews, and vinyl sales increase. Also in the headlines are pandemic shutdowns, Calgary’s rising stars, the ECC, Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Primus, Andrew Mosker, catalog sales, John Legend, Terry Allen, Judy Collins, Bobby Rush, and Bizarrap.

artwork for new Belly album
August 19, 2021
by Kerry Doole

POP Montreal will turn 20 with a hybrid fest, Belly announces a new album (pictured), and the SOCAN Foundation names award recipients. Also in the news are Rush, Sue Foley, Cactus Festival, ALIVE series, the Police Picnic, Kintaro, Sean Jones, Opera Atelier, Tim Baker, Shane Cook, Contact East 2021, Creative Manitoba, and Neeraj Prem. With video.

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas posing as Bob & Doug McKenzie. Pic: YouTube
August 23, 2020
by David Farrell

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas’s dimwitted, beer-guzzling comedic creation known the world over as Bob & Doug McKenzie is a story born out of dumb luck and good fortune and its seed was planted with Moranis befriending Perry Goldberg when they were kids attending Hebrew school in North Toronto.

Junia-T  Photo: Paquin Artists Agency
August 3, 2020
by FYI Staff

Junia-T (pictured) gets a Polaris boost, a time capsule from Neil Young, and Toronto concert venues still face problems. Also in the headlines are Rush, Fergus Hambleton, Elise LeGrow, Salmon Arm fest, UMG, Facebook, TikTok, Tidal, YouTube, U2, SEO, live-streaming, The Go-Go’s, Taylor Swift, Twitch, Madonna, Iggy Pop, and Arlo Guthrie.

Michael Buble  Facebook photo
June 3, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd and Michael Bublé (pictured) dig deep for worthy causes, Howard Shore and Finding The Secret Path score at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, and Dan Mangan heads a CIMA webinar. Also in the news are The Polaris Music Prize, Bryce Clifford, Donny Anderson, Ori Dagan, Chad Brownlee, Rush, The Lowest Of The Low, T. Thomason, Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, Mark Miller, Sonny Greenwich, Melissa Bel, The Music Hall, and farewell Majek Fashek, Bob Kulick, and Jimmy Capps.

Alex Henry Foster
March 27, 2020
by Kerry Doole

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   Photo: Vanessa Heins
February 19, 2020
by Kerry Doole

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.

January 13, 2020
by FYI Staff

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.

Neil as he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2011
January 12, 2020
by External Source

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  Instagram photo
August 30, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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  Facebook photo
December 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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  Facebook photo
October 24, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.