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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(The Associated Press)