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Monday, 26 June 2017 08:37

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017 Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 B-E-T Awards. Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist, an award Minaj has won since 2010. Bruno Mars, whose new album was heavily inspired by `90s R-&-B, also shined. He and Beyonce tied for video of the year - the top prize. Mars also won best male R-&-B/pop artist and kicked off the show with a fun and funky performance of the song, ``perm.'' In a taped message, Michelle Obama honored Chance the Rapper, who has raised two million dollars for Chicago public schools. The former First Lady said she and Barack Obama knew Chance ``since he was a baby rapper.'' --- TUPAC SHAKUR MOVIE - STEALING A magazine writer is suing the creators of the new film about Tupac Shakur for using some…
WEEK OF JUNE 26, 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 10 Chills – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 1 2 3 15 How Not To – Dan + Shay (Warner Bros./W.A.R.) 3 4 10 God Your Mama And Me – Florida Georgia Line (BMGL) 4 6 8 Every Time I Hear That Song – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 5 7 6 Craving You –Thomas Rhett ft Marren Morris (Valory) 6 8 9 My Girl – Dylan Scott (Curb) 7 1 15 If I Told You – Darius Rucker (Capitol Nashville) 1 8 9 11 Yours If You Want It – Rascal Flatts (Big Machine) 9 11 10 The Fighter – Keith Urban ft Carrie Underwood (Capitol Nashville) 10 – 1 Slide Over- Tim Hicks* (Open Road) 11 12 11 You…
Friday, 23 June 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017 GENE SIMMONS - TRADEMARK BID Gene Simmons of KISS has given up his attempt to trademark the devil horns hand gesture. The U-S Patent and Trademark Office states the application has been withdrawn. Simmons had put in the application two weeks ago. The metal community ridiculed Simmons for that move. Simmons' representative has not returned requests for comment. --- OBIT- BO WAGNER - STARBUCK Percussionist Bo Wagner of the band Starbuck has died. Singer Bruce Blackman writes on his Facebook page Wagner died Tuesday at the age of 72. A cause of death was not given. Starbuck had a number-three hit in 1976 with ``Moonlight Feels Right.'' Blackman says Wagner's marimba solo on that song is considered the standard for all marimba students that few can achieve. Blackman says they had talked about recording another Starbuck album two years ago but their lives got…
Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:32

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 COUNTRY STARS - NATIONAL ANTHEM It seems like country singers were falling over each other to sing the national anthem during the Stanley Cup finals -- but not every country singer. When asked if he'd sing the national anthem, Jon Pardi's answer is, ``Hell, no.'' He says he loves America but there are plenty of artists who can sing that song better than he can. Josh McSwain of Parmalee says no to all offers because it's the ``hardest song in the world to sing.'' He says it takes four of them to do it because they have to hold each other's hands for support. Singer-songwriter Adam Craig calls it ``all risk, no reward.'' He says if you get it right, well, you're supposed to get it right, and if you get it wrong, people say, ``He's not American. Doesn't even know our anthem.'' ---…
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:16

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 PRODIGY OF MOBB DEEP DIES Havoc of Mobb Deep is remembering his musical partner Prodigy by posting an Instagram photo of the two of them as young men with the caption ``Forever.'' Prodigy died yesterday of complications from sickle cell anemia, a condition he dealt with all his life. He was 42. Prodigy was born into a musical family. His mother was Frances Collins of The Crystals, and his grandfather was a jazz musician. His real name was Albert Johnson. He met Havoc in high school and formed Mobb Deep. Their second album, ``The Infamous,'' is a classic of East Coast rap, with tracks like ``Shook Ones (Part 2)'' and ``Survival of the Fittest.'' Lil Wayne says the ``rap game lost a legend'' with Prodigy's death, while Russell Simmons calls Prodigy ``one of Queen's finest.'' --- ADELE - LONDON FIREFIGHTERS London firefighter Rob Petty…
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 08:36

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017 TRAGICALLY HIP FRONT MAN ORDER OF CANADA Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie is among 29 people being honoured today by the Governor General today for their work in raising awareness of indigenous issues. Downie is being inducted as a member of the Order of Canada in a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The singer and social activist is being recognized for his efforts to bring attention to the history of residential schools and in the advancement of reconciliation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among the dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony. Indigenous activist Sylvia Maracle is being named an officer of the order. Downie's band mates, Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langois and Gord Sinclair have also been named to the order and are to receive their citations at a later date. (The Canadian Press) SLANTS-SUPREME-COURT Simon Tam of the Asian-American rock band The Slants…
Monday, 19 June 2017 08:18

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2017 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara and American pop star Joe Jonas co-hosted the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards in Toronto last night, where Canadian musicians scored some hardware. Indigenous group A Tribe Called Red won video of the year for ``R.E.D.,'' Shawn Mendes won pop video of the year for ``Mercy,'' and PARTYNEXTDOOR won best new Canadian artist. Drake won most buzzworthy Canadian, while former One Direction member Niall Horan won the fan fave international artist or group award and Lorde won for international artist of the year. Justin Bieber took the Fan Fave Artist/Group award. --- BEYONCE'S - TWINS HERE? Representatives for Beyonce and Jay Z are not responding to reports that she has delivered their twins. Jay Z was a last-minute cancellation to his induction as the first rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame Thursday, and some…
Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:00

CKDM Top 20 List Week Of June 19

WEEK OF JUNE 19, 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 14 If I Told You – Darius Rucker (Capitol Nashville) 1 2 5 9 Chills – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 3 3 14 How Not To – Dan + Shay (Warner Bros./W.A.R.) 4 4 9 God Your Mama And Me – Florida Georgia Line (BMGL) 5 1 12 In Case You Didn't Know – Brett Young (BMLG) 2 6 6 7 Every Time I Hear That Song – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 7 9 5 Craving You –Thomas Rhett ft Marren Morris (Valory) 8 7 8 My Girl – Dylan Scott (Curb) 9 8 10 Yours If You Want It – Rascal Flatts (Big Machine) 10 10 5 Lonely Drum – Aaron Goodvin* (Warner Music Canada) 11 11 9…
Thursday, 15 June 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017 DYLAN-NOBEL-PLAGIARISM Could Bob Dylan have used the modern equivalent of Cliff's Notes to accept one of the greatest writing awards? Writer Ben Greenman noted that Dylan appeared to have made up a quote from ``Moby Dick'' in Dylan's lecture submitted to the Swedish Academy as part of his acceptance of the Nobel Prize in literature. Slate writer Andrea Pitzer noted the line in question appeared similar to the SparkNotes summary of the book. Dylan said, ``Some men who receive injuries are led to God. Others are led to bitterness.'' SparkNotes has, ``Someone who trials have led him toward God rather than bitterness.'' Pitzer found 20 other similarities. None of the phrases were copied outright. Representatives for Dylan and the Nobel committee have not commented. --- ANITA-PALLENBERG-OBIT Keith Richards' ex, model-actress Anita Pallenberg, has died. Richards' rep confirms Pallenberg died Tuesday in southeast England at…
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:22

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017 SARA-EVANS-WINE Sara Evans has her own brand of wine. The ONEHOPE Sara Evans Signature Series 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was made in collaboration with ONEHOPE Winery in Napa, California. It's described as a ``beautiful blend of dark fruits with delicate spiciness and intense minerality.'' It's a limited-edition wine that will raise funds for the C-M-A Foundation. It sells for 60-dollars U-S a bottle and can be purchased at www.OneHopeWine.com. --- FARM-AID-DATE Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson and The Avett Brothers will play Farm Aid this year. They will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Other performers include Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Farm Aid will be staged September 16th outside Pittsburgh. --- HENDRIX-PARK-SEATTLE The grand opening of Jimi Hendrix Park will be Saturday in Seattle. The city's parks and…
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