730 CKDM - The Parklands Best

Monday, 09 January 2017 08:29


MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016 POLICE - GEORGE MICHAEL British police are taking statements about the death of George Michael but caution against reading too much into that. Police say it's standard practice involving deaths that are ``unexplained but non-suspicious.'' They are denying tabloid reports that a major crime unit has been put in charge. Michael was found dead in his home on Christmas. His manager said Michael died of heart failure. An autopsy was inconclusive. --- ROB THOMAS - GEORGE MICHAEL If things had gone as planned, Rob Thomas would not have sung on the song ``Smooth.'' George Michael would have. Thomas tells Billboard magazine he wrote ``Smooth'' with the belief that he was not even in the running to sing it with Santana. Thomas says he wanted Michael to sing on it. Thomas says if you listen to the melody and the cadence of his vocals on…
Saturday, 07 January 2017 10:50

CKDM Top 20 Week Of January 9

WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 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 14 Blue Ain't Your Color – Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 1 2 4 12 Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 3 2 13 Wanna Be that Song – Brett Eldredge (Atlantic/WMN) 4 6 9 A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 5 5 17 How I'll Always Be – Tim McGraw (Big Machine) 6 8 10 Star Of The Show – Thomas Rhett (Valory) 7 11 7 Seein' Red – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 8 20 3 Just Sayin' – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 9 9 8 Woman In Love – Aaron Goodvin* (Warner Music Canada) 10 10 6 Something We Shouldn’t Do – Chad Brownlee* (MDM) 11 15 6 Sober Saturday Night – Chris…
Friday, 06 January 2017 08:29


MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017 RICK WAKEMAN - ROCK HALL INDUCTION Keyboardist Rick Wakeman has decided he will attend Yes' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction after all. Wakeman writes on his website he changed his mind after the Rock Hall agreed to present the widow of bassist Chris Squire with an award acknowledging Squire's ``massive contribution to Yes.'' Wakeman says he will ``stand proudly'' with Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin, and to watch Squire's wife, Scottie, collect the award. Wakeman had said he was not going to go to the induction because Yes should have been inducted while Squire was alive. Squire died in 2015. --- BLAKE SHELTON - THEMED VENUES Blake Shelton's early hit ``Ol' Red'' is the inspiration for two new entertainment venues. Ryman Hospitality Properties, which owns Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, has announced the upcoming openings of Ole Red Nashville…
Thursday, 05 January 2017 16:23


Here's a list of some new album releases for the week ending Jan. 7: AOA _ ``Angel's Knock'' Maxine Ashley _ ``Paranoid'' Kathleen Battle _ ``Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings'' Chasing Safety _ ``Nomad'' Chief Keef _ ``Two Zero One Seven'' The Dogs _ ``Death by Drowning'' The Dropkick Murphys _ ``11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory'' Brian Eno _ ``Reflection'' Gone is Gone _ ``Echolocation'' Halestorm _ ``ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs'' (eP) Heaven Pierce Her _ ``Zen, or the Means Without Ends'' Pink Guy _ ``Pink Season'' Pseudonym _ ``Pack of Lies'' Devin Shelton _ ``Sensation'' Sundara Karma _ ``Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect'' Trinidad James _ ``The Wake Up 2'' Dale Watson and Ray Benson _ ``Dale & Ray'' Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer _ ``Hidden Figures (Original Score)'' You Me at Six _ ``Night People'' (The Canadian Press)
Thursday, 05 January 2017 08:24


MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017 GEORGE MICHAEL'S DEATH PROMPTS BIG RISE IN SALES Sales of George Michael's music have surged since his death. Billboard reports sales of Michael's solo work and projects with Wham! jumped 2,678 per cent in the week after Michael's death, compared to the previous week. His 2008 ``Greatest Hits'' album returns to the Billboard 200 album chart at number 12. Previously it had peaked at number 28. His 1987 ``Faith'' album re-enters the chart at number 18. The 1998 compilation ``Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael'' returns at number 84. The song ``Careless Whisper'' re-enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at number 33. --- MEL TILLIS STILL RECOVERING FROM LAST YEAR'S COLON SURGERY Mel Tillis still has a lot of fight in him. His publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, says Tillis was moved from Nashville to his home in Ocala, Florida, where he…
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 08:22


MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016 JANET JACKSON GIVES BIRTH It's a boy for Janet Jackson. Her representative says Jackson gave birth to a son yesterday. Jackson and her husband, businessman Wissam Al Mana, have named the boy Eissa. The representative says Jackson had a stress-free delivery and is resting comfortably. Jackson abruptly called off her Unbreakable tour last April, telling fans she and her husband were planning a family. Jackson caught a lot of people off guard for another reason: she's 50. --- RICK WAKEMAN DOES NOT PLAN TO GO TO YES ROCK HALL INDUCTION Keyboardist Rick Wakeman will not go when Yes is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wakeman writes on his website he has no idea if there will be a Yes reunion at the induction. He says, ``Whatever happens under no circumstances will I be any part of it, neither will I…
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:22


MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017 MARIAH CAREY Mariah Carey's representative denies reports that Carey skipped rehearsal for A-B-C's ``New Year's Rockin' Eve'' special. Nicole Perna says Carey rehearsed vocals at 3:00 p-m and her team ran through the sound with no problems. A person familiar with the production of the show tells The Associated Press Carey was there but had a stand-in for her rehearsal, which is unusual. The person said all the monitors were working and no technical problems were found. Perna said Carey mentioned to the production team that her earpiece was not working, but the team said it would be O-K when she got on stage. Carey blamed her botched vocals on not being able to hear herself. --- RAY DAVIES, VICTORIA BECKHAM Singer Ray Davies of The Kinks says he felt ``a mixture of surprise, humility, joy and a bit embarrassed'' when he found out…
Monday, 02 January 2017 10:50

CKDM Top 20 Songs of 2016 and New Adds

WEEK OF JANUARY 2, 2016 BEST OF 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 - - Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett (Valory) 2 - - Autograph - Dalla Smith* (604) 3 - - Home Alone Tonight - Luke Bryan 4 - - Mind Reader - Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 5 - - Song For Another Time - Old Dominion (RCA Nashville) 6 - - Setting The World On Fire - Kenny Chesney ft. Pink (Blue Chair/Columbia) 7 - - Shot Of Glory - The Washboard Union* (Warner Music Canada) 8 - - Wasted Time - Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 9 - - Different For Girls - Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King (Capitol Nashville) 10 - - Burn Down The House - Dean Brody* (Open Road) 11 - - You Should Be…
Friday, 30 December 2016 08:43


MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016 PINK - BABY She is a pop star. He's a motocross champion. And now they are parents again. Pink and her hubby Carey Hart have welcomed an addition to their family. And this time, baby makes four. The singer gave birth to a son on Monday _ and has been posting pix of herself and her husband both cuddling the new arrival, a boy named Jameson Moon Hart. A spokeswoman for Pink confirms the news the singer posted. The couple was married in 2006. They also have a five-year-old daughter, named Willow. --- RUN-DMC - LAWSUIT Run-DMC is angry at Wal-Mart, Amazon-dot-com and other retailers. The seminal rap group has filed a 50-million dollar lawsuit against the retailers _ accusing them of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission. The group says the sellers have taken to slapping the group's name…
Thursday, 29 December 2016 08:50


MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016 OBIT - DEBBIE REYNOLDS She's best known as an actress and as the mother of ``Star Wars'' star Carrie Fisher. But back in the day, Debbie Reynolds was also known as a singer. She scored a number-one hit on the pop charts with the song ``Tammy'' _ which came from her film ``Tammy and the Bachelor.'' The song also was nominated for an Oscar. But her career as a singer began to fall apart as her love life disintegrated. Mike Todd died in a plane crash and Reynolds' husband, singer Eddie Fisher, ended up consoling widow Elizabeth Taylor. The two of them took up together, with Fisher leaving Reynolds and their two kids in the process. Reynolds emerged unscathed, but Fisher was ripped as a deserter and Taylor was fashioned a homewrecker. --- GENERATION X AND 2016 It's been one of those years _…
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