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Thursday, 20 October 2016 08:20

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 PHIL CHESS The co-founder of Chess Records has died. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Phil Chess died in Tucson, Arizona, yesterday at the age of 95, according to his nephew. Chess and his brother Leonard started Chess Records in 1950. The label was home to Muddy Waters, Etta James, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Little Walter, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. In 1951, Chess Records released what many consider to be the first rock record, ``Rocket 88'' by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, featuring Ike Turner. When asked about his contributions to music, Chess once responded, ``I didn't know what I was doing.'' Leonard Chess died in 1969. --- MICK JAGGER Mick Jagger has been ordered to shut up. Jagger is under doctor's orders to rest his voice after coming down with laryngitis. The Rolling Stones were forced to cancel last night's concert in Las…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:24

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016 CHUCK BERRY Chuck Berry took 38 years to make another album because he wanted to be sure it would be good, according to his longtime bass player. Jimmy Marsala says Berry started working on his new album, ``Chuck,'' right after he released his ``Rock It'' album in 1979. ``Chuck'' is set for release next year. Berry's son, Charles Berry Junior, plays guitar on the record and says the songs range from ``hard-driving rockers to soulful, thought-provoking time capsules of a life's work.'' Berry spokesman Joe Edwards says Berry has pretty much retired from touring, but anything's possible. Berry turned 90 yesterday. --- ROCK HALL NOMINATIONS M-C-5 drummer Dennis Thompson says it's ``very exciting'' to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 13 years since the last time they were nominated. Thompson says late band members Rob Tyner, Michael Davis and Fred…
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:19

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 CMA AWARDS The Country Music Association Awards is packing on more entertainment. Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Kacey Musgraves have been added to the lineup. Previously announced performers include hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris and Keith Urban. The C-M-As are November 2nd. ---- GRAHAM NASH Graham Nash will be honoured this month not for his music, but his photography. Nash will be given the Double Exposure Award at the Lucie Awards in New York on Sunday. The Lucie Awards honour the best achievements in photography. Nash will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in St. Louis on October 28th. --- TUPAC SHAKUR, PEARL JAM LEAD ROCK HALL OF FAME BALLOT The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl…
Monday, 17 October 2016 08:29

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 ONTARIO BASED ROOTS MUSICIAN JOE FOURNIER PLAYED DAUPHIN LAST NIGHT Ontario based roots musician Joe Fournier stopped in at Bruce's Firehouse last night to share his songs and stories after performing at a three day festival in Alberta. Fournier's latest album is called "Home Made Sins". (CKDM) --- RANDY TRAVIS - SINGS It was one of those ``wow'' moments in music. Randy Travis _ whose life was threatened by a stroke three years ago _ sang during his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The country star performed ``Amazing Grace'' at last night's ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Being able to hear a voice many feared had been stilled by his 2013 stroke revived by years of rehabilitation and therapy _ brought a stunned crowd to tears. Travis was inducted along with fiddler Charlie Daniels and record producer Fred Foster. --- BOB DYLAN…
Friday, 14 October 2016 08:16

MUSIC NEWS: OCTOBER 14, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: OCTOBER 14, 2016 WE DAY DOWNIE Gord Downie has been added to the WE Day lineup in Toronto and will perform a song from his upcoming ``Secret Path'' solo album. Downie will perform twice on Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre, first at the afternoon WE Day Toronto event and then at the evening We Day Family concert. The ``Secret Path'' album, which is accompanied by a graphic novel and animated film, is inspired by the story of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack, who died in 1966 after running away from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ont. Downie's performance will be followed by a speech from his brother Mike Downie, who introduced the singer to Wenjack's story, and a healing song performed by Pearl Wenjack, sister of Chanie Wenjack. WE Day, launched by Canadians Craig and Mark Kielburger, is billed as ``a celebration of youth making a…
Thursday, 13 October 2016 08:20

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016 GORD DOWNIE CBC INTERVIEW Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie says his memory is fading as he battles terminal brain cancer. Downie spoke with anchor Peter Mansbridge in an exclusive interview for CBC's ``The National,'' which was set to air Thursday night. In a preview clip of the interview, Downie tells Mansbridge he ``can't remember hardly anything.'' He admits he had to write ``Peter'' on his hand so he wouldn't forget the name of the man interviewing him, whom he's known for 25 years. Downie also says he's fighting his terminal illness, hoping he ``can get more time.'' When Mansbridge asks him if he's ``resigned to the direction this is heading,'' he says, ``Yes, I am. I really am.'' (The Canadian Press) Roger Waters announces 2017 North American 'Us + Them' tour By Sandy Cohen Fresh off his politically charged performance at the Desert Trip…
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 09:11

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016 ``STAYIN' ALIVE'' HELPS SAVE ELECTROCUTED SUBWAY WORKER IN NEW YORK They may say disco is dead _ but one woman is alive today because one of the era's biggest hits. In New York, a subway worker named Monique Brathwaite came into contact with the electrified third rail _ and had to be revived. The co-worker who brought her around _ David Martinez _ used a tip health authorities have suggested for some time: that they do CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees' hit, ``Stayin' Alive.'' The song has 103 beats per minute _ and health experts say that's just the right tempo for keeping someone's blood moving through their system until paramedics can arrive. Braithwaite survived but was badly burned. She says she sees Martinez as her hero. For his part, Martinez says he's ``grateful'' that his co-worker will have ``a second…
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 09:13

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016 AMA PERFORMERS Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris and Keith Urban, as well as hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, will perform at the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards show. The show is set for November 2nd in Nashville _ and will air on A-B-C. As far as nominations go, Church and Morris have five nominations apiece, and both are vying for single and song of the year. --- GERI HALLIWELL - EXPECTING Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has announced she is expecting her second child. The woman who used to perform as Ginger Spice announced the pending arrival the way most celebrities do things these days _ in an online post. She went on Instagram to announce the news _ and it was later confirmed by her publicist. Halliwell is 44 _ and already has a 10-year-old daughter. --- DRAKE CANCELING SUMMER…
Saturday, 08 October 2016 10:55

CKDM Top 20 Week Of October 10

WEEK OF OCTOBER 10, 2016 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 3 10 I Met A Girl – William Michael Morgan (Warner Bros./WMN) 1 2 2 10 It Don't Hurt Like It Used To – Billy Currington (Mercury Nashville) 3 6 8 Setting The World On Fire – Kenny Chesney ft. Pink (Blue Chair/Columbia) 4 4 11 Rock On – Tucker Beathard (BMLG/Dot) 5 9 7 Move – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 6 7 10 I Know Somebody – LoCash (Reviver) 7 8 6 Stompin' Ground – Tim Hicks* (Open Road) 8 1 12 Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King (Capitol Nashville) 2 9 10 8 Middle Of A Memory – Cole Swindell (Warner Bros./WMN) 10 11 5 A Little More Summertime – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 11 13 2…
Friday, 07 October 2016 08:28

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016 FETTY WAP - CASH FINES Fetty Wap made no secret that he was going to pay his fines at a municipal building in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, on Wednesday. He had wads of cash sticking out of his pockets. Fetty says he brought about 165-thousand in cash with him. He paid 360-dollars in fines. He admitted to driving with tinted windows and a suspended license, failure to replace lost license plates and a false burglar alarm that was triggered more than once at his home. Fetty's attorney says he's applied for a medical exemption for the tinted windows because of the blindness in Fetty's eye. --- LADY GAGA - NASHVILLE Lady Gaga's first ``dive bar'' stop was Nashville's 5 Spot. She played for about a hundred people Wednesday night as part of a mini-tour of small venues to promote her upcoming album, ``Joanne.'' She…
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