730 CKDM - The Parklands Best

730 CKDM and Dauphin's Countryfest proudly present the 15th Annual Battle of the Bands competition! Both organizations strive to support and encourage amateur talent from across the country. Congratulations to this year's 5 finalists! The Unknown from Dauphin, MB - 5:00pm Roulette from Sandy Bay, MB - 5:45pm Haunted Girlfriend from Dauphin, MB - 6:30pm Two Socks from Winnipeg, MB - 7:15pm Wreckin' So from Winnipeg, MB - 8:00pm
Roblin's Ryan Keown performs this Friday at 3:30 pm on the Club Regent Casino & Event Centre Main Stage
Thursday, 29 June 2017 09:03

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 ALICE COOPER - ALICE ON STAGE Alice Cooper believes the reason he has survived rock and roll while Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix did not is because he keeps the rock and roll on the stage. Cooper says in an online chat with the British newspaper The Guardian that Joplin and Hendrix tried to be the same character offstage. Cooper says he could never be Alice all the time because it's ``too theatrical'' and the onstage Alice is ``an arrogant villain.'' He says fans will notice Alice never talks to the audience because ``that would make him more human.'' Cooper will release a new album called ``Paranormal'' on July 28th. --- ED SHEERAN - BRITISH CHARTS The Official Singles Chart in the U-K is changing its methodology after Ed Sheeran had 16 songs in the top 20 earlier this year. The new rules call…
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:25

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017 RORY FEEK WILL RETURN Rory Feek of Joey and Rory will return to performing as a way to say thank you to the non-profit group that helped him with insurance and medical bills as his wife Joey died of cancer last year. Rory Feek will donate all the profits from the concerts at his home in Pottsville, Tennessee, on September 8th and 9th to the Music Health Alliance. Feek says he asked the non-profit for help when his wife wanted to try treatment at a facility out of their insurance network. He says he turned to the group again after she died for help figuring out all the bills. He says the Music Health Alliance never asked him for money. Feek says he also wants to get onstage again to learn what the future holds. --- U2 ADAM CLAYTON MAP AWARD U-2 bassist Adam…
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 08:20

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017 LORDE NUMBER ONE Lorde says her song ``Royals'' was a moonshot, but she could not hope for repeat success with her new album, ``Melodrama.'' That's why she's so excited that it's the number-one album in America. Lorde tweets when she was a kid, she thought big records had to be made sterile and calculated, with something sacrificed. She says she had the ``divine thrill of disapproving that firsthand.'' She says her 15-year-old self would have been so proud. --- SHAKIRA MOTHERHOOD Shakira is not worried about being a working mom. She thinks it's good for her kids. Shakira says she wants her children to see their mother doing something she loves because it's setting a good example for them. She wasn't always that way. Shakira says she used to be the centre of her own universe and kept pushing ``pause'' on having a family.…
Monday, 26 June 2017 08:37

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017 Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 B-E-T Awards. Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist, an award Minaj has won since 2010. Bruno Mars, whose new album was heavily inspired by `90s R-&-B, also shined. He and Beyonce tied for video of the year - the top prize. Mars also won best male R-&-B/pop artist and kicked off the show with a fun and funky performance of the song, ``perm.'' In a taped message, Michelle Obama honored Chance the Rapper, who has raised two million dollars for Chicago public schools. The former First Lady said she and Barack Obama knew Chance ``since he was a baby rapper.'' --- TUPAC SHAKUR MOVIE - STEALING A magazine writer is suing the creators of the new film about Tupac Shakur for using some…
WEEK OF JUNE 26, 2017 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 2 10 Chills – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 1 2 3 15 How Not To – Dan + Shay (Warner Bros./W.A.R.) 3 4 10 God Your Mama And Me – Florida Georgia Line (BMGL) 4 6 8 Every Time I Hear That Song – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 5 7 6 Craving You –Thomas Rhett ft Marren Morris (Valory) 6 8 9 My Girl – Dylan Scott (Curb) 7 1 15 If I Told You – Darius Rucker (Capitol Nashville) 1 8 9 11 Yours If You Want It – Rascal Flatts (Big Machine) 9 11 10 The Fighter – Keith Urban ft Carrie Underwood (Capitol Nashville) 10 – 1 Slide Over- Tim Hicks* (Open Road) 11 12 11 You…
Friday, 23 June 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017 GENE SIMMONS - TRADEMARK BID Gene Simmons of KISS has given up his attempt to trademark the devil horns hand gesture. The U-S Patent and Trademark Office states the application has been withdrawn. Simmons had put in the application two weeks ago. The metal community ridiculed Simmons for that move. Simmons' representative has not returned requests for comment. --- OBIT- BO WAGNER - STARBUCK Percussionist Bo Wagner of the band Starbuck has died. Singer Bruce Blackman writes on his Facebook page Wagner died Tuesday at the age of 72. A cause of death was not given. Starbuck had a number-three hit in 1976 with ``Moonlight Feels Right.'' Blackman says Wagner's marimba solo on that song is considered the standard for all marimba students that few can achieve. Blackman says they had talked about recording another Starbuck album two years ago but their lives got…
Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:32

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 COUNTRY STARS - NATIONAL ANTHEM It seems like country singers were falling over each other to sing the national anthem during the Stanley Cup finals -- but not every country singer. When asked if he'd sing the national anthem, Jon Pardi's answer is, ``Hell, no.'' He says he loves America but there are plenty of artists who can sing that song better than he can. Josh McSwain of Parmalee says no to all offers because it's the ``hardest song in the world to sing.'' He says it takes four of them to do it because they have to hold each other's hands for support. Singer-songwriter Adam Craig calls it ``all risk, no reward.'' He says if you get it right, well, you're supposed to get it right, and if you get it wrong, people say, ``He's not American. Doesn't even know our anthem.'' ---…
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:16

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 PRODIGY OF MOBB DEEP DIES Havoc of Mobb Deep is remembering his musical partner Prodigy by posting an Instagram photo of the two of them as young men with the caption ``Forever.'' Prodigy died yesterday of complications from sickle cell anemia, a condition he dealt with all his life. He was 42. Prodigy was born into a musical family. His mother was Frances Collins of The Crystals, and his grandfather was a jazz musician. His real name was Albert Johnson. He met Havoc in high school and formed Mobb Deep. Their second album, ``The Infamous,'' is a classic of East Coast rap, with tracks like ``Shook Ones (Part 2)'' and ``Survival of the Fittest.'' Lil Wayne says the ``rap game lost a legend'' with Prodigy's death, while Russell Simmons calls Prodigy ``one of Queen's finest.'' --- ADELE - LONDON FIREFIGHTERS London firefighter Rob Petty…
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