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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 08:43

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 U2 - LAWSUIT A British songwriter and guitarist claims he was ripped off by U2 and Bono. Paul Rose says U2 lifted elements of his song ``Nae Slappin'' for their song ``The Fly.'' The song is on U2's ``Achtung Baby'' album from 1991. The New York Post reports Rose wants songwriting credit for ``The Fly'' and five-million dollars in damages and lawyer's fees. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in Manhattan federal court. --- CHANCE THE RAPPER - ILLINOIS SCHOOLS Chance The Rapper is taking a meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to talk about funding for education. Chance tweets he'll meet privately with Rauner and he's eager to hear his ideas. Rauner tweeted back, ``Looking forward to hearing your ideas too.'' --- BRANTLEY GILBERT - CALLING FANS Pick up the phone even if you don't recognize the number. It could be Brantley Gilbert. He…
Monday, 27 February 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017 OBIT- BILL PAXTON - MUSIC For all the great contributions actor Bill Paxton made to film, fans of novelty songs will remember him for his contributions to ``Fish Heads.'' Paxton directed the video for the Barnes and Barnes song and is the guy in the suit who appears at the beginning of it. Paxton said in a 2005 Associated Press interview he made the movie for beer money and it ended up getting viewed on ``Saturday Night Live'' in 1980 by millions of people. He said the ``Fish Heads'' video helped him get his first job as a director, for the film ``The Greatest Game Ever Played.'' Billy Mumy (MOO'-mee), half of Barnes and Barnes, says there would have been no ``Fish Heads'' success without Paxton's ``positive, boundless energy and tenacious follow through.'' --- RICK DERRINGER - PAYS FINE Rick Derringer has pleaded guilty…
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27, 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 11 Better Man – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 1 2 3 13 Sober Saturday Night – Chris Young ft Vince Gill (RCA Nashville) 3 6 12 Today – Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) 4 5 6 Time – Dean Brody* (Open Road) 5 7 11 Think A Little Less – Michael Ray (Atlantic/WEA) 6 1 14 Seein' Red – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 1 7 8 8 Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville) 8 12 12 Road Less Travelled – Lauren Alaina (19/Interscope/Mercury) 9 11 6 Fast – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 10 10 5 Slow Burn – Tim Hicks* (Open Road) 11 13 4 Any Ol' Bar Stool - Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 12 15 8 The…
Friday, 24 February 2017 08:20

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 k.d. lang IS HITTING THE ROAD THIS YEAR On the 25th anniversary of her platinum selling Ingénue album and the huge hit “Constant Craving”, which launched her into stardom around the world, k.d. lang is about to hit the road solo across Canada, coming to Winnipeg’s Burton Cummings Theatre August 27. Fans in 17 cities coast to coast, from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, NL, will have the pleasure of experiencing lang live as she brings her singular singing style to classics from her 30 year repertoire. These memorable evenings take place from August 12 to September 19, 2017, in a tour presented by AEG Live. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10am local time. Fan club members can purchase tickets during the presale beginning Thursday, March 2 at 10 am local time. Tickets are available at AEGLive.com. --- ROBIN THICKE-PAULA PATTON…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 08:31

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017 ARREST MADE IN FIGHT THAT INVOLVED MIGOS AND SEAN KINGSTON Police say a fight involving Migos and Sean Kingston outside a fashion show on the Las Vegas Strip has resulted in one arrest after a shot was fired into the air. Police say no one was injured in the fight that happened Tuesday afternoon. Records show 28-year-old Mioses Johnson of West Palm Beach, Florida, has been charged with assault with a weapon, illegal discharge of a gun and carrying a firearm without a permit. Police say Johnson was part of a group accompanying Kingston, and the fight followed an argument stemming from a previous dispute involving Migos and Kingston. --- ROADIE KILLED AFTER AVENGED SEVENFOLD/DISTURBED SHOW Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed are extending their condolences to a roadie who was killed after their show in Stuttgart, Germany, on Monday. Avenged Sevenfold write on their website…
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 08:18

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017 CHRIS BROWN - RESTRAINING ORDER A judge has ordered Chris Brown to stay at least 100 yards away from his ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, after she accused him of threatening her. Tran said in court filings Brown punched her in the stomach and pushed her down stairs a few years ago. She says he repeatedly threatened her since December. The order also calls for Brown to surrender any firearms until his March 9th court hearing on the restraining order. Meanwhile, Soulja Boy says his three-round boxing pay-per-view event against Brown has been cancelled. Soulja Boy says Brown's manager says Brown won't sign the contract. The fight was to settle an online feud that began when Soulja Boy liked a photo on Tran's Instagram. --- GRACE SLICK - CHICK-FIL-A Grace Slick has agreed to let one of her songs be used in a commercial for a…
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 08:42

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1017 MUSIC-OTTAWA-BLUESFEST Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers highlight the lineup for this year's R-B-C Ottawa Bluesfest. Petty will perform on the final night of the festival, which runs from July 6th to the 16th at LeBreton Flats. The diverse lineup features Toby Keith and the Sam Roberts Band on opening night and Melissa Etheridge during the second evening. Other performers include Pink, Muse, 50 Cent, Flume, Justin Moore and L-C-D Soundsystem. The full list and ticket prices are available at the Bluesfest website. --- ERIC CHURCH - BUSTS SCALPERS Eric Church's thinking is that he can put his fans through more hoops to get his concert tickets fairly, or they can face scalpers and inflated prices. Church has cancelled more than 25-thousand tickets to his spring tour that his team has determined were bought by scalpers and put on the resale market. The tickets will…
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 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 13 Seein' Red – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 1 2 4 10 Better Man – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 3 5 12 Sober Saturday Night – Chris Young ft Vince Gill (RCA Nashville) 4 1 16 Star Of The Show – Thomas Rhett (Valory) 1 5 6 5 Time – Dean Brody* (Open Road) 6 7 11 Today – Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) 7 8 10 Think A Little Less – Michael Ray (Atlantic/WEA) 8 12 7 Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville) 9 11 17 Kill A Word – Eric Church ft. Rhiannon Giddens (EMI Nashville) 10 15 4 Slow Burn – Tim Hicks* (Open Road) 11 13 5 Fast – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 12…
Friday, 17 February 2017 08:22

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 KEITH URBAN Keith Urban says being nominated for the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year award is ``the highest honour imaginable.'' Urban says he's been a musician since he was six and he's played on stages since he was 7. Urban leads the A-C-M nominations with seven. Lauren Alaina posted a video online in which she says she's ``crying like an idiot in the airport'' after finding out she's up for the new female vocalist award. Maren Morris, who has six nominations and just won a Grammy, tweets that ``this week couldn't get any better.'' Urban's competition for entertainer of the year is last year's winner Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood, who has won the award every time she's been nominated for it. Bryan and Dierks (DURKS) Bentley return as hosts for the show, set for April…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:33

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 OBIT STUART McLEAN The bestselling author, soft-spoken humorist and popular radio host Stuart McLean has died at 68 after a battle with skin cancer. McLean's gentle celebration of life endeared him to legions of faithful listeners of ``The Vinyl Cafe.'' Tributes immediately poured in from fellow entertainers, broadcasters and fans who were quick to salute McLean's heartfelt efforts to unite Canadians. Fellow C-B-C veteran Peter Mansbridge calls him a master storyteller who helped shape the public broadcaster and reach the country's farthest corners. ``The Vinyl Cafe'' radio show, which featured a mix of stories, essays and musical performances, was spun into bestselling books and became a touring production in 2008. The show's stories centred on Dave, the owner of a second-hand record store, as well as his wife Morley, their two children and various friends and neighbours. --- (The Canadian Press) GRAMMYS PRODUCER APOLOGIZES…
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