Tim Thorney (pictured) and Ellen McIlwaine are remembered, Toronto music venues are struggling, and Fefe Dobson readies a comeback. Also in the headlines are The Damn Truth, Steven Page, Mendelson Joe, Oscar Peterson, Angela Hewitt, Daniel Lanois, HYBE, Snap, UMG, Spotify, the Grammys, Elvis Costello, Sun Ra, James Harman, INXS, Tyler, the Creator, and Earl Slick.
About a month after the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Canadian Music Hall of Famer started performing weekly Zoom concerts from his basement in Manlius, New York, through Dan Mangan’s Side Door platform, charging $8 a head for a 90-minute set, sometimes longer — if he gets carried away.
The Trump campaigns runs afoul of Leonard Cohen (pictured), a detailed obituary of Cathy Smith, and the songwriting of The Band. Others in the headlines include Gerry McGhee, Jill Barber, The Whole Note, NAC, Steven Page, Triller, TikTok, Hipgnosis, Beatchain, Cribs, Kendrick Lamar, Dolly Parton, Charlie Parker, and Chadwick Boseman.
Metric (pictured) remain relevant, Buffy Sainte-Marie's life is detailed in a new book, and an Indigenous Canadian renaissance is underway. Also in the headlines are Ticketmaster, Courtney Love, Lou Phelps, Bob Moses, CD sales, Tafelmusik, Steven Page, Christine and the Queens, Reggie Watts, and SSO.
Bon Jovi stars at Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Ed Sheeran fires back at the tabloids. Also in the news are pot-produced shows in Vancouver, Steven Page, Jess Moskaluke, The Lowest Of The Low, Waterdown ArtsFest, SOCAN, Record Store Day, Wolfe Island Records, and farewells to Milos Forman and Deborah Coleman.
Steven Page reflects on life after BNL, more top Toronto songs, and a veteran's look at SXSW. Others in the headlines include The Damned, funeral singers, Vintage TV, Reboot Lab, Kellylee Evans, extra-long albums, Tom Cochrane, and Ken Tizzard.
The hit-filled 30-year career of the Toronto pop ensemble and one-time buskers will be recognised at the Juno Awards with co-founder Steven Page rejoining his former mates in a one-off performance on the broadcast.