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Thursday, 09 March 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

 

Bryan Adams and Russell Peters step in to host Juno Awards 

Rocker Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters will co-host the Juno Awards next month. 

Crooner Michael Buble had previously been announced as host. 

He has stepped down as his son battles cancer. 

The show airs April 2 on CTV. 

Scheduled performers include Alessia Cara, Arkells, Sarah McLachlan and Shawn Mendes.

 

Sunrise Records Locations

 Sunrise Records is revealing more of the locations where it plans to open stores. 

The Ontario-based company confirmed a batch of malls on Thursday where it will replace closing HMV retail spaces. Sunrise says some of them could begin operating within a few weeks. 

Details come after the company revealed last month it would move into 70 retail spaces being vacated by HMV Canada as it shuts down all of its stores across the country. 

In British Columbia, Sunrise will open two locations in Burnaby, while Alberta will have stores in Fort McMurray, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Two locations in Calgary, and another in Edmonton will be added to the previously announced two-level store in West Edmonton Mall. 

Manitoba will have two Sunrise locations in Winnipeg, while Saskatchewan will get one in Regina. 

In Ontario, Sunrise will open stores in Belleville, Guelph, Hamilton, Mississauga, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Pickering, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Catharines, alongside its existing stores in the province. 

Quebec will see six stores across Hull, Quebec City, Saint Bruno, Saguenay, Trois-Rivieres and Victoriaville. 

Two stores are planned for New Brunswick in Saint John and Fredericton.

Sunrise says it will reveal the rest of the planned locations starting March 20. Stores will begin opening in early April. 

(The Canadian Press)

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LILY COLLINS WRITES LETTER TO DAD PHIL COLLINS IN HER NEW BOOK

 

Actress Lily Collins has forgiven her dad, Phil Collins, for putting his career ahead of his family, and you can read everything she said. Lily Collins writes in her book of essays, ``Unfiltered,'' that she forgives her father for ``not always being there'' and for ``not being the dad'' she expected. She says because he was often gone, she never wanted to do anything that would make him stay away longer. Her mother, Jill Tavelman, and Phil Collins divorced in 1996 when Lily was 7. Lily writes that she had a number of issues like eating disorders that she blames on her parents' divorce, but she wants to help other girls reach out to their fathers. 

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KELSEA BALLERINI GETS SERIOUS

 

Kelsea Ballerini knew she had to take herself seriously before anyone else would. She recalls going into offices at the age of 15 and trying to sell herself as a singer-songwriter to skeptics. She says she figured out she'd do much better if she offered to play a song she wrote and explained her goals to show she meant business. Ballerini says her advice to songwriters is to show it's a passion, not just a hobby. 

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JUSTIN BIEBER IMPERSONATOR TRIGGERS WARNING IN AUSTRALIA

 

Police in Australia say a 42-year-old man who allegedly posed as Justin Bieber online to solicit explicit images from children has been charged with more than 900 child sex offences. And with Bieber visiting Australia for his current tour _ police are warning young fans and their parents to be careful. The suspect, Gordon Douglas Chalmers, was charged in November with using Facebook and Skype to impersonate Bieber. He's charged with using a service like the internet to procure and groom children for sex and to access child porn. In a statement, police say young people and their parents need to have ``a serious rethink'' about educating kids about online safety. 

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ZAYN MALIK PHOTOGRAPHED BY GIGI HADID FOR VERSACE CAMPAIGN

 

Versace'-got a high-priced supermodel for its latest ad campaign, only she's the one behind the camera. Gigi Hadid took photos of her boyfriend, Zayn Malik for Versace's spring and summer Versus line. Hadid took the photos on an iPhone and digital cameras inside the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles. 

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JOEY FEEK'S DEBUT SOLO RECORD COMES OUT ONE YEAR AFTER HER DEATH

 

A solo album from Joey Feek of Joey and Rory will get released on April 7. The Nashville Tennessean reports Feek's album ``If Not For You'' was recorded in 2005 as ``Strong Enough To Cry.'' Previously, it only was available online and at Joey and Rory shows. Joey and Rory launched into the national spotlight when they appeared on the C-M-T reality show ``Can You Duet'' in 2008. Feek died last March. 

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KISS DESTROYER COLA HEADING TO MARKET

 

The latest product in the Kiss universe: Kiss soda. Kiss has teamed with Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops to create Kiss Destroyer Cola. It will be available at Rocket Fizz shops in the coming weeks. 

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THE SHINS WANT TO GIVE AWAY THEIR FIRST VAN

 

The Shins are holding a contest to give away the van they used to travel the country when they were first starting.

Frontman James Mercer says in a YouTube video he only uses it for hauling couches to the thrift store or transporting a Christmas tree, and he wants a band who can use it to have it. It's a 1990 Ford 350 Clubwagon that the band bought with their first advance from SubPop Records. To enter to win the van, interested parties should upload a video to social media of their band performing a song from the new Shins record ``Heartworms'' with the hashtag ``ShinsVanContest.'' Mercer himself will choose the winner. Deadline is April 4th. 

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DON McLEAN ORDERED TO STAY AWAY FROM EX FOR TWO YEARS

 

Don McLean's ex-wife has gotten an extended order of protection against him. A Maine court has granted Patrisha McLean an order that will last two years. Don McLean had pleaded guilty in July to domestic violence assault stemming from an incident in January 2016. 

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(The Associated Press)

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Tom Petty Tribute Show Coming to Dauphin in early February!

Sunday, 17 December 2017 12:01
Tom Petty Tribute Show Coming to Dauphin in early February!

Don't miss out on another fantastic local tribute show featuring local artists performing Tom Petty's biggest and best hits! This show is scheduled for early February at the Watson Art Center in Dauphin! More Details coming, check out www.watsonartcentre.com

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

Friday, 15 December 2017 08:32
MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

 

 

RUSSELL SIMMONS - RAPE ALLEGATIONS

 

Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons says he will defend himself against allegations of sexual misconduct.

Simmons writes on Instagram he will prove without any doubt he is innocent of all rape charges. The New York Times published a story earlier this week in which three women claimed Simmons raped them in the 1980s and '90s. Two other women have said Simmons had sex with them against their will. Simmons used the hashtag ``NotMe,'' which he says is not trying to diminish the ``MeToo'' movement, but to hold his accusers accountable.

 

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SZA - HABITS

 

Giving SZA a compliment is liable to send her into overdrive. SZA says she feels she has to do that compliment a service and she'll keep thinking about one more component that will make her worthy. She acknowledges she's a little nervous and awkward, which may be because she's a creature of habit.

She says the same four people who live with her are the people who helped make her ``Ctrl'' (control) album. SZA says it was only recent she came out of what she calls her ``four year cave.''

 

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ZAC BROWN BAND - ANTHEM PERFORMANCE

 

 Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship. They will be accompanied by a gospel choir and 12-year-old Carly Ortega, a student at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf who will sign the anthem.

 

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MISSY ELLIOTT - ESSENCE MAGAZINE

 

  Missy Elliott will be the guest of honour at the ``Black Women in Music'' event put on by Essence magazine next year.

Essence calls Elliott ``a consummate visionary whose creativity knows no limits.'' The event will be held in New York on Jan. 25th, three days before the Grammys.

 

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BEBE REXHA - ``A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE''

 

Bebe Rexha will perform a new song called ``Count on Christmas'' to open the live musical version of ``A Christmas Story'' that will run on Fox on Sunday. Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the song specifically for the live show.

They also wrote the musical. 

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``NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE'' - WEST COAST

 

Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Portugal. The Man and Hailee Steinfeld have been added to the West Coast party for ``New Year's Rockin' Eve'' on A-B-C on Dec. 31st. They join Ontario home grown stars Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara , along with Zedd, G-Eazy, Kane Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Fitz and The Tantrums, Khalid, Marshmello and Charlie Puth.

The East Coast party will feature Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland in New York's Times Square. Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon will headline the Central Time Zone party from New Orleans.

(The Associated Press)

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:30
MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

 

NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE

 

A vintage 1970s guitar owned by Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn's politically charged lyric books are on display as part of a new exhibition at Calgary's National Music Centre.

Organizers of the space, which is part of Studio Bell, say they've launched a tribute to Canadian musicians who recently received honours for their contributions to music. The showcase features personal items and instruments from the latest inductees to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The National Music Centre says the exhibit continues until fall 2018. 

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TICKET SALES LAW

 

Ticket resale site StubHub says capping ticket resale prices artificially controls a global market and will lead to unintended consequences. The statement is in response to Ontario's Ticket Sales Act -- a bill passed yesterday to protect ticket buyers. The legislation bans tickets from being resold at more than

50 per cent of the face value and makes it illegal to knowingly resell tickets that were purchased by scalper bots. It also includes a ban on scalper bots, which buy a large number of tickets online for an event then resell them at a large profit. Ticketmaster has also warned that the legislation puts companies that are playing by the rules at a disadvantage.  

 

PAT DINIZIO - REMEMBERED

 

  Julian Lennon says he recently thought about reaching out to Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens for a collaboration, but ``it just wasn't meant to be.'' DiNizio died Tuesday at the age of 62, but details of his death were not given. Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray says DiNizio ``could craft an effortless, classic pop song.'' Former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin says he'll never forget the great nights hanging with DiNizio and playing guitars. R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills says he always enjoyed speaking with DiNizio and hearing him play. 

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JON BON JOVI - ROCK HALL INDUCTION

 

 Bon Jovi fans may see guitarist Richie Sambora reunited with the band for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Singer Jon Bon Jovi says Sambora is ``absolutely invited'' to participate in every aspect of Bon Jovi's induction.

Sambora says he'd be happy to accept. Sambora left the band in 2013 but he says he has no malice toward anyone. Bon Jovi says if he's interested, the band also is happy to welcome back bassist Alec John Such, who left in 1994. Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues says their induction is a victory for their fans, because it ``has now validated the music they so love.'' Next year's inductees also include The Cars, Dire Straits and Nina Simone. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted as an early influence. The inductions will be April 14th in Cleveland.

 

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WALK THE MOON - DON'T SAVE THE PINATAS

 

One of the most amazing gifts Walk The Moon ever got from a fan was a pinata. Singer Nicholas Petricca says it was full of notes of appreciation from fans of the band. That spurred other fans to send pinatas to Walk The Moon. Petricca says he put one in his mom's basement and forgot about it -- until he realized it was filled with candy, not notes.

The basement became infested with rats. Petricca says a trail of wrappers led to the couch, and under it was a treasure trove of wrappers and rat droppings. As he puts it, ``Sorry, Mom.'' 

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ALICE COOPER - RECORDS HIS FIRST SONG

 

Alice Cooper has dug way back for material to record. Cooper's new single is called ``The Sound of A,'' and it's the first song he wrote entirely on his own, in 1967. Original Alice Cooper Band bassist Dennis Dunaway rediscovered it. It will be released as a single on Feb. 23rd, but Cooper released a video for it this week. 

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BJORN ULVAEUS - NO TO ABBA REUNION

 

Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA says they will never reunite for concerts because it would be a ``hassle'' and enormous pressure. He says doing ABBA concerts would be like robbing himself of two or three years of his life, when he could be paddling his surf ski off the coast of Stockholm instead. Ulvaeus made his comments at the opening of a new London exhibition about ABBA. 

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DYLAN SCOTT - BABY

 

Dylan Scott is a dad, as of Tuesday night. He posted a photo on Instagram of his wife, Blair, holding their newborn son. They've named him Beckett Scott Robinson. He's their first child. 

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(The Associated Press)

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:42
MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

 

 

JOHN ONDRASIK - CHRISTMAS EVE BABY

 

Christmas holds a special place in the heart of John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting. His son, Johnny, was born on Christmas Eve. Ondrasik says he and his wife started a tradition of wrapping Johnny and putting him under the tree as their little Christmas present. Ondrasik says it was great when he was a baby, and even a toddler. Ondrasik says, ``To his credit, at 17, he still lets us wrap him up and put him under the Christmas tree.'' 

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GAYLA PEEVEY - OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO - HIPPO

 

The Oklahoma City Zoo has welcomed a hippo with the help of the singer of ``I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas.'' Gayla Peevey was on hand as a 26-year-old pygmy hippopotamus named Francesca made its debut at the Oklahoma Zoo on Saturday. Francesca had been at the San Diego Zoo. Saturday was also Gayla Peevey Day in Oklahoma City. In 1953, after Peevey's song became a hit, children in Oklahoma donated dimes to buy Peevey a hippo named Mathilda, which she donated to the Oklahoma City Zoo. 

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CHRISTINA PERRI - MARRIED

 

Christina Perri says she got married four years to the day after meeting Hollywood Reporter on-air personality Paul Costabile. Perri posted a black-and-white photo of herself with Costabile on social media yesterday that says, ``Today we got married!'' Perri is wearing a black dress and shoes and holding a small bouquet of flowers while Costabile holds her stomach. She is pregnant with the couple's first child. 

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HANSON - ``STAR WARS'' VERSION OF ``MMMBOP''

 

Hanson says the ``Star Wars'' remix of ``MmmBop'' is ``the best cover of 'MmmBop' ever!'' They write on Instagram, ``Who knew we had a hit in a galaxy far, far away!'' The remix edits together characters from the ``Star Wars'' movie so they appear to be singing the song. It ran Monday on ``The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'' 

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``NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE'' - WEST COAST ENTERTAINMENT

 

Kelly Clarkson, Khalid and Kane Brown will join the West Coast party for ``New Year's Rockin' Eve'' on A-B-C. Fitz and the Tantrums, Marshmello, Ontario native Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Korean pop group B-T-S also are part of the lineup. Ciara will host the West Coast party. Ryan Seacrest hosts from New York's Times Square, where Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland will perform. 

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HERB ALPERT - A&M ARTISTS

 

Herb Alpert thought Joan Armatrading would have been bigger. Alpert, who was the ``A'' in A&M Records with business partner Jerry Moss, says that's the one artist A&M signed that he figured would have resonated with listeners more than she did.

Alpert also admits he did not care for another infamous A&M artist, the Sex Pistols. They were on his label for all of a week in 1977 before A&M broke their contract to get rid of them. Alpert says the Sex Pistols had ``negative energy,'' and he's all about ``positive energy.'' 

 

(The Associated Press)