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MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

 

 

LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE

 

The stars came out last night for an emotional musical tribute to Leonard Cohen at Montreal's Bell Centre on the eve of the anniversary of his death at the age of 82.  Sting, Feist, k.d lang and Cohen's son, Adam, delivered emotional versions of the singer's work. The night opened with Sting performing Cohen's hit song ``Dance Me to the End of Love,'' and closed with an acoustic rendition of ``Coming Back to You,'' by Adam Cohen.  Other performers included Lana Del Rey, Ron Sexsmith, Elvis Costello, The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Patrick Watson and a choir from the Cohen family's Westmount synagogue.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau were also on stage, where they said their first dance at their wedding had been to the tune of Cohen's ``I'm Your Man.'' 

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``BROTHER LOVE'' - BRUCE PRICHARD RESPONDS

 

One of the most vocal critics of Sean Combs changing his name to Brother Love is the man who claims he is the original Brother Love: pro wrestler Bruce Prichard. Prichard says on his ``Something To Wrestle With'' podcast he remembers staying at a Holiday Inn in North Carolina in the 1990s at the same time as Combs and his band. He says Combs was ``in awe'' to meet him. Prichard speculates Combs has ``lost all originality'' and is ``irrelevant,''

and he wants to capitalize off Prichard's fame. Prichard says, ``Since he cannot innovate, he has to imitate.'' 

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MEEK MILL - PRISON

 

A Philadelphia judge has sentenced rapper Meek Mill to two to four years in state prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. When sentencing the 30-year-old musician yesterday, the judge cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel. The sentence came as a surprise after prosecutors recommended Mill not be imprisoned for the probation violations, but the judge says she's been trying to help Mill for about a decade and that he just does whatever he wants. Mill's lawyer has vowed to appeal. 

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BONO - TAX HAVENS

 

Bono -- a longtime advocate for the poor -- has been named in leaked documents showing he took advantage of low taxes in Malta to invest in a shopping mall in Lithuania. The Guardian newspaper reports the so-called ``Paradise Papers'' reveal Bono invested in a Maltese company called Nude Estates, which bought the mall in 2007. Bono's spokeswoman says Bono was a passive minority investor and the company closed two years ago. U2 came under fire in 2006 for moving its corporate base from Ireland to the Netherlands to avoid paying taxes on royalties. 

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OZZY OSBOURNE - FAREWELL TOUR

 

Ozzy Osbourne will do one more tour and then call it quits. Osbourne says he won't rule out doing shows here and there, but this tour will be his last. It kicks off in Mexico in May and will head to South America and Europe over the summer. North American dates have not yet been announced. The tour is expected to stretch into 2020. Guitarist Zakk Wylde will be part of Osbourne's band. 

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MICK FLEETWOOD - TEEN YEARS

 

Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood says he quit school the minute he was legally 15 and allowed to do so. His parents gave their blessing for him to move to London with his sister Sally, who was an art student there. Fleetwood says he was a terrible student and he likely had a learning disability, but his parents recognized he had a passion for drums. Fleetwood says once he got to London, his music career took off quite quickly. He says he was playing drums in a garage and someone literally knocked on the door and asked if he'd like to be in a band. 

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SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME - NOMINEES

 

Mariah Carey and N.W.A are under consideration for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They are on the list of nominees, along with John Mellencamp, Tracy Chapman, Alice Cooper and Jimmy Cliff. Others who have been nominated are the Isley Brothers, Chrissie Hynde, Alan Jackson, Kool and the Gang, Tom Waits and Tom T. Hall. Several non-performing songwriters have been nominated as well, including Jermaine Dupri, Bill Anderson and Maurice Starr. The inductees will be announced after voting closes on Dec. 17th. The induction ceremony is June 14th in New York. 

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ASCAP COUNTRY AWARDS

 

Singer songwriters Rodney Crowell and Kelsea Ballerini and hit country songwriter Ashley Gorley were honoured at the ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee last night. Crowell, who announced earlier this year he was cancelling all his 2017 tour dates due to a health issue, was given the Founder's Award. Ballerini, whose second album ``Unapologetically'' came out last week, was given the Vanguard Award. She is also nominated for female vocalist of the year. And Gorley, who has written hits for Blake Shelton and Thomas Rhett and many more, thanked the first responders who were on the scene of the Vegas shooting and Sunday's shooting at a church in Texas. 

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KELSEA BALLERINI - ``UNAPOLOGETICALLY''

 

Kelsea Ballerini hopes you can listen to her ``Unapologetically'' album and know without looking that she wrote every song. It's her story, after all. It's about Ballerini moving from Knoxville to Nashville and finding love. The title track was written just weeks after she met her fiance', Australian country singer Morgan Evans. Ballerini says it's about people warning her that she's going too fast and she doesn't care. Ballerini jokes she had a rule that she'd never date an artist, ``then life happened.'' 

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ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER - ``UNMASKED''

 

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is writing his autobiography. It's called ``Unmasked'' and it comes out March 6, two weeks before his 70th birthday. He's promising to dish on such celebrities as Barbra Streisand, Placido Domingo, Judi Dench and fellow composer Richard Rodgers. He'll also discuss his former wife, Sarah Brightman. Lloyd Webber wrote such musicals as ``The Phantom of the Opera,'' ''Jesus Christ Superstar,`` ''Cats`` and ''Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.`` 

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``CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER'' - LINEUP

 

Brett Eldredge, Gwen Stefani and Pentatonix are among the acts who will perform for N-B-C's ``Christmas In Rockefeller Center'' special. Jennifer Nettles, The Tenors and Leslie Odom Junior also will perform. The special airs live on Nov.

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(The Associated Press)

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Country Music Night Community Fundraiser in Ochre River!

Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:01
Country Music Night Community Fundraiser in Ochre River!

Enjoy a night of Country Western Music with Adele McQuarrie and friends at the Ochre River Hall on Saturday November 25, from 7pm to 10pm. Admission is $10 for adults, kids 12 and under only $5. There will be a 50/50 draw and refreshments provided. All proceeds will be donated to the Bridge Youth Drop in Center. 

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017 08:29
MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

 

NEIL YOUNG - MUSIC ARCHIVE

 

Neil Young promises to open his music archive for free on Dec. 1st. Young writes on Facebook that fans will be able to ``visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow.'' It dates back to his first single released in Canada in 1963. Young's new album, ``The Visitor,'' will be released that same day.

 

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FIVE FOR FIGHTING - CHRISTMAS SONG

 

Five For Fighting singer John Ondrasik was talking with musician Jim Brickman about how they didn't want to ``just want to regurgitate another Christmas song.''

They both had done work for military causes, so they decided to write a holiday song for them called ``Christmas Where You Are.''

Ondrasik says his work with the military has been rewarding, but people are surprised to learn he has no family connection to the military. He says after 9-11, he got letters from soldiers in Iraq telling him how much his song ``Superman'' meant to them and that sparked his interest in helping them. ``Christmas Where You Are'' is on Brickman's new album, ``A Joyful Christmas.'' 

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AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - PREVIEW

 

Kelly Clarkson and Pink will open the American Music Awards on Sunday. Other performers include Lady Gaga, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid , Imagine Dragons and Demi Lovato.

Diana Ross also will perform and get a lifetime achievement award.

Whoever wins artist of the year will win it for the first time. The contenders are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Toronto rapper Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Mars leads the nominations with eight. A-B-C will carry the awards live from Los Angeles. 

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BONO - LITHUANIA INVITE

 

The mayor of a town in Lithuania where Bono supposedly owns a shopping mall has invited Bono to visit it.

Alvydas Katinas, the mayor of Utena in northeastern Lithuania, says he wrote to Bono to invite him to see the Ausra shopping centre.

Bono was named in the so-called Paradise Papers, documents that detail tax dodging by multinationals and wealthy individuals.

According to the documents, Bono is a part owner of the mall due to low-tax investments in Malta. Katinas says Bono has never visited Lithuania and he could help promote the town. 

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``THOR: RAGNORAK'' - ``IMMIGRANT SONG'' SALES

 

Led Zeppelin's ``Immigrant Song'' is seeing a sales boost, thanks to the new ``Thor'' movie. Billboard reports 18-thousand downloads of the song were sold in the week after ``Thor: Ragnorak '' opened two weeks ago, compared to the previous week's sales of about two-thousand. The song is featured in the movie. ``Immigrant Song'' was featured in the movie's trailer that came out in April and it sold seven-thousand copies that week. 

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD - OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAME

 

Carrie Underwood's broken wrist has cost her a home-state honour. The Oklahoma City Oklahoman reports Underwood was not inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame last night because she was unable to attend. Hall of Fame officials say Underwood will be eligible to be nominated again and will be considered for a future class. Underwood injured herself in a fall at her home in Nashville last Friday. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SETS SALES MARK

 

In just four days, Taylor Swift's new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year.

Billboard reports ``reputation,'' moved 1.05-million copies in the first four days after its Nov. 10 release. Before Swift released her album, Ed Sheeran's ``Divide'' was the year's bestselling album, with 919-thousand units sold. Number three is Kendrick Lamar's ``Damn.'' It has sold 842-thousand units. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SURPRISE

 

Right on the heels of Billboard's report that her ``reputation'' album moved more than one-million copies in its first four days, we get word of a surprise she gave some fans in Tennessee. The Nashville Tennessean reports the superstar singer chronicled a run she made through a local Target store. She stopped by to pick up a few things, including that new album. She says she has a tradition of visiting the store to buy her album when a new one comes out. 

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``DESPACITO'' - LATIN GRAMMYS

 

The global hit ``Despacito'' was the big winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. It made good on all four of its nominations, including record and song of the year.

Singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi dedicated his awards to his native Puerto Rico, as did several other artists throughout the three-hour show, which opened with a moment of silence for the storm-ravaged island. 

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MEEK MILL - APPEAL

 

Among the arguments Meek Mills' lawyers are offering in their plea to get him out of prison is the fact that neither his probation officer nor a prosecutor thought he should go back to prison. His lawyers have filed an appeal asking for Mill's probation to be terminated. Last week, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison for violating probation in a gun and drug case. Brinkley cited a failed drug test, failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel and two other unrelated arrests. Because Mill is a celebrity, he's in protective custody in state prison, but the only housing for protective custody there is solitary confinement, according to the motion. On Tuesday, Mill's lawyers asked Brinkley to recuse herself from the case, saying she's overstepped her bounds as a judge. They say among other things, Brinkley asked Mill to remake the Boyz II Men song ``On Bended Knee'' and mention her in it. 

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NOTHING BUT THIEVES - SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS

 

Nothing But Thieves says they ``100 per cent deny'' allegations of sexual assault. The band says in a statement they were advised not to address false allegations that have circulated on social media, but they say they could not idly sit by.

They say the past week has been one of the most difficult of their career and add that ``being demonized and subject to so much hate over things that are false is incredibly upsetting.'' They are considering legal action. A Nothing But Thieves concert sponsored by the British magazine New Music Express was called off this week in response to the allegations. 

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HALSEY - CALLS OFF SHOW

 

Halsey says she needs to take a few days from her tour to gain her composure, but she's not saying what's wrong.

Billboard magazine reports Halsey stopped her concert in Calgary, mid-set, and the rest was cancelled. Wednesday's show in Edmonton was called off. Halsey apologizes on Instagram and says very few things in the world would make her stop a show. She promises to make it up to her Canadian fans. Halsey intends to be good to go for the Minneapolis concert tomorrow. 

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MARIAH CAREY - CANCELS CONCERTS

 

Mariah Carey is calling off the first few shows of her ``All I Want For Christmas'' tour because she's sick. She writes on social media she had the flu last week and now has an upper respiratory infection. The tour was supposed to begin tonight in Windsor, Ontario. While Carey does not state which dates are affected, her website indicates her next scheduled date is Nov. 27th in New York. 

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(The Associated Press)

 

 

SINGER/SONGWRITER RICHARD INMAN PLAYS BRUCE'S FIREHOUSE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:33
SINGER/SONGWRITER RICHARD INMAN PLAYS BRUCE'S FIREHOUSE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

 

 

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Richard InmanWinnipeg, Manitoba

Richard Inman is quickly becoming a staple of Winnipeg’s folk and country scene. With a rich baritone voice and delicate musical touch, he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh.

Between relentless gigging and a residency at the legendary Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, Richard has proven himself a savvy songwriter and true prairie gem.

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:26
MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

 

 

MELISSA ETHERIDGE - GUILTY PLEA

 

Melissa Etheridge has been fined 750-dollars and ordered to serve unsupervised probation for a misdemeanour charge of possessing marijuana. Etheridge's lawyer entered a guilty plea on her behalf Tuesday in Bowbells, North Dakota. She was arrested in August when her tour bus crossed from Canada into the U-S and investigators found marijuana on board.

KMOT-TV reports Etheridge's attorney says she intended to apply for a medical marijuana license in North Dakota. She has used marijuana to treat her breast cancer.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - NEW SINGER

 

After Stone Temple Pilots got more than 15-thousand online applications to be their new lead singer, they went with a guy who did not apply that way. Jeff Gutt (GOOT) will be the new S-T-P singer. He's a veteran of the Detroit music scene and was the runner-up on the third season of ``The X Factor.'' Bassist Robert DeLeo heard about Gutt after playing a show with Hollywood Vampires and asked Gutt to try out. S-T-P auditioned more than 30 singers. Gutt says no one can fill the shoes of late singer Scott Weiland and he's not even going to try. He says S-T-P's songs deserve to be performed and he's honoured the band chose him to help. The new version of S-T-P will release an album early next year. Their first single, ``Meadow,'' is out now. 

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD - SURGERY

 

Carrie Underwood says she's ``doing great'' after having surgery on her wrist Tuesday. Underwood tweets all went well, even though she will ``be setting off airport metal detectors from now on.'' She gives a shout-out to the medical personnel, family and friends who she says have been taking great care of her. Underwood broke her wrist in a fall at her home in Nashville on Friday night. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SHOPPING

 

Shoppers at Target in Nashville ran into a familiar face Tuesday night: Taylor Swift. She has a tradition of going to Target to buy her latest album. She chronicled the night of signing autographs and taking selfies on Instagram Stories. One man said he lives across the street and just came in to get pasta sauce and he ran into Swift. Another fan was near tears as she told a friend on the phone, ``I love Taylor Swift. Yeah, she's just out here shopping!'' Swift's album, ``reputation,'' came out last week. 

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PHARRELL WILLIAMS - ``100 YEARS''

 

Pharrell Williams has released a song that will not be heard again for a century, assuming the earth is still around. Williams debuted a new song called ``100 Years'' has been engraved on vinyl made out of clay in Shanghai this week. It will be locked in a safe that's vulnerable to water damage. If rising tides caused by global warming don't destroy the vinyl, it will be released in 2117. Williams says if humans as a species don't do something about climate change, ``We lose the track but we also lose the planet.'' What's the song about? Williams says it's a sarcastic postcard to climate change deniers. 

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EDDIE MONTGOMERY - REMEMBERS TROY GENTRY

 

Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry says a little piece of his soul was lost the day of bandmate Troy Gentry's death. Montgomery tells People magazine the September helicopter crash that killed Gentry was ``horrific'' and he will never get over it. Montgomery says years ago, they actually talked about what they'd do if one of them died, and they agreed to keep Montgomery Gentry going. Montgomery says he always thought he'd be the one to go first. 

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LINKIN PARK - LIVE ALBUM

 

Linkin Park fans will be able to get a listen to the concert the band never got to perform in the U-S Linkin Park will release the ``One More Light Live'' album on Dec. 15th. It was recorded during their run of shows in early summer in South America and Europe. The surviving band members say in a statement the shows were ``extraordinary'' and singer Chester Bennington said they were the best shows they had ever done. Bennington hanged himself July 20th, the day before the American leg of the tour was supposed to begin. 

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(The Associated Press)