Justin Bieber postpones his Justice tour dates, Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured) carries on at TIFF, and The Weeknd's voice gives out. Also in the headlines are Feist, Win Butler, Avril Lavigne, Washing Machine, Gorillaz, Chixdiggit, Jade Eagleson, Taylor Hawkins, festival woes, Kane Brown, Get Back, Wet Leg, Megan Thee Stallion, Joey DeFrancesco, Maren Morris, and Tank.
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Avril Lavigne (pictured) enters Hollywood Walk of Fame, Win Butler comes under serious fire, and a battle at the merch table. Also in the headlines are Talli Osborne, Supercrawl, Metric, Avery Raquel, Blondie, Denman Island, Kobalt, Triller, Sony Music, Paul Kelly, NFTs, Taylor Swift, YouTube, Ozzy Osbourne, Rachel Nagy, Britney, Gulsen, and Jimmy Cliff.
Hamilton artists Tom Wilson and Iskwē (pictured) team up, George Fox looks back on a Hall of Fame career, and a biography of Art Bergmann is coming. Others in the headlines include Gord Lewis, The Music Hall, Grimes and The Weeknd, Joni Mitchell, Alex Cuba, Maritime rap, Michael Bublé, Tegan and Sara, Blonde Diamond, Blue Rodeo, Live Nation, Sony Music Japan, David Johansen, Demi Lovato, The Chats, Beyonce, MTV Video Music Awards, Fetty Wap, AI, Marty Stuart, and Derrick Morgan.
Gord Lewis (pictured) is remembered, The Sadies discuss the loss of Dallas Good and a new album, and Matt Andersen shines at Edmonton fest. Also in the headlines are Matt Steele, Tallies, Cartel Madras, Mariel Buckley, Haley Blais, Wild Hearts tour, BEAMS, Squonk, Hipgnosis, Spotify, TikTok, Tencent, Bob Marley, Steve Earle, Pollen, K-Pop, James Burton, Eno & Byrne, Wilco, and Bob Dylan.
Sara Quin welcomes motherhood, Digging Roots (pictured) explore songlines, and chaos at Kultureland. Also in the headlines are Chantal Kreviazuk, Drake, Glenn Gould, Osheaga, copyright laws, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ron Hawkins, Colyn Cameron, Live Nation, Barbara Mandrell, Mickey Jupp, Emmaline Rasmussen, David Bowie, Woodstock 99, Rolling Stones, Fender, and Archie Roach.
A documentary portrait of Shania Twain (pictured) is now out, Drizzy honours Canadian hip-hop pioneers, and concert cancellations hurt fans. Also in the headlines are Mother Mother, Vancouver concerts, One Republic, Beyonce, TikTok, Cecilia Concerts, LJ Tyson, Sony Music, Bob Dylan, car radios, Shakira, Shopify, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra.
Joni Mitchell makes a triumphant return to the Newport Folk Fest (pictured), Hammer rockers Monster Truck perform at a hometown fest, and an A-list of Canadian hip-hop and R&B stars play an OVO show tonight. Also in the headlines are Allison Russell, iskwē and Tom Wilson, RATM, Soundcloud, Bramwell Tovey, Vera, Erin Costelo, Lucy Dacus, Dan Mangan, Facebook, Kobalt, sync licensing, Bruce, Ticketmaster, Strange Fruit, Epidemic Sound, CMA, Lady Gaga, George Jones, and NYC punk.
Roger Waters (pictured) disses Drake and The Weeknd, a Supreme Court decision goes against songwriters, and a new Leonard Cohen doc hits theatres. Also in the headlines are the Rogers outage, renforshort, Tami Neilson, C.Ross, Blue Coupe, Mama's Broke, Montreal Jazz Festival, anders, K-Days, Melissa Stylianou, Hipgnosis, Snapchat, Believe, Kanye West, Giveon, Adele, and Steve Lacy.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) takes a mental health break, outrage after the Rogers outage nixes The Weeknd's big hometown show, and Tami Neilson returns home. Others in the headlines include Metric, Boris Brott, Field Trip, Gene Champagne, Max Martin, Kim Mitchell, Colin Clarke, Mariposa, Leonard Cohen, Sondra Radvanovsky, Mdundo, the vinyl shortage, Bob Dylan, Nipsey Hussle, and Pussy Riot.
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings (pictured) deliver a new album, Drake buddies up to Backstreet Boys, and The Montreal International Jazz Festival Festival is in full swing. Also in the headlines are Don Cullen, Ken Yates, Leonard Cohen, BrottOpera, Dali Van Gogh, Jasmyn Burke, Spotify, Deezer, Frank Zappa, Ricky Martin, Jim Ed Norman, Kanye West, Billie Joe Armstrong, Babyface, Logic, Love, and Olivia Rodrigo.
Arkells (pictured) rally their fans and discuss their new album, Tami Neilson scores a prestigious rave review, and Drake sells his LA party compound. Also in the headlines are Alexisonfire, Rory Dodd, gas prices, Diljit Dosanjh, Garth Brooks, Graham Brown, stars vs SCOTUS, Mel Warner Day, TikTok, CAA, MANifesto, Stephen Stills, Steve Cooper, Paul McCartney, John Williams, Elvis, and BTS.
The Zolas (pictured) and Alexisonfire return in style, the inspirational impact of Avril Lavigne, and Drake's new album drones on. Also in the headlines are Canadian reggae, Charlotte Day Wilson, HJF, VSO, Steve Strongman, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Web3, Reservoir, Paul McCartney, BTS, Beyonce, Eurovision Song Contest, Kate Bush, Arthur Brown, and Brian Wilson.