Strumbellas mainman Simon Ward (pictured) goes solo, a historic backlog at vinyl manufacturers, and Jr. Gone Wild return in style. Also in the headlines are Joel Ivany, Sharon and Bram, Alan Zweig, Shawn Mendes, WMG, Buffy Sainte-Marie, UMG, Mick Rock, Adele, Charles Lloyd, Jimmie Vaughan, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, the Beatles, and Lenny Kaye.
Rumours of a Justin and Hailey (pictured) wedding event, the fallout from the demise of RPM distro, and the vocabulary of hip-hop make news headlines. Others in the headlines include James Blake, Lanco, The Lemon Twigs, Erin Wall, Drake, the ESO, Bravado, Roc Nation, Lady Gaga, HMV, Bandcamp, Voivod, Geddy Lee, Marty Stuart, the Beatles, Mott the Hoople, and Grimes.
Jason Sniderman is reinvented as Ensign Broderick (pictured), Shania hints at a song for Celine and Michael Bublé's new outlook on life. Also in the headlines are Petra Glynt, the El Mocambo, Royal Tusk, A&B Sound, Jeff Goldblum, SonReal, Kirk MacDonald, Eliana Cuevas, K-Tel, clown rock, vinyl, wearable tech, Clean Bandit, Mariah Carey, Aretha, and Alanis Morissette.
Molly Johnson (pictured) returns with her jazz fest, vinyl standards to be updated, and Rosanne Cash defends free speech. Also in the headlines are Childish Gambino, Scooter Braun, Westward fest, Deep Purple, Gary Gersh, Kate Bush, Michael McDonald, Warren Zevon, The Dirty Nil, and Kaleido fest.
Author, actor, television and radio presenter and co-founder of Black Flag, Henry Rollins revels in the aural sound of vinyl records and forcibly argues his case for the format.