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Thursday, 31 August 2017 08:22

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017 Lighthouse co founder and drummer Skip Prokop dead at 74 Skip Prokop, co-founder and drummer with the Canadian rock band Lighthouse, has died. He was 74. Band manager Brenda Hoffert, wife of Lighthouse co-founder Paul Hoffert, says Prokop died Wednesday in a St. Thomas, Ont., hospital. She says Prokop had been living with a heart condition and was ill for some time. Prokop had been unable to perform with the Juno Award-winning band since 2014 so his son, Jamie, had stepped in to take his place. Founded in 1968, Lighthouse was distinguished for its fusion of rock and jazz, with infectious tracks like ``You Girl,'' ``One Fine Morning'' and ``Sunny Days. Lighthouse won Junos for group of the year in 1974, vocal instrumental group of the year in 1973, and outstanding performance of the year in 1972. Prokop is survived by his wife Tracey,…
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:36

TV CMT Country Videos

TV CMT Country Videos By Cassandra Szklarski Canadian musicians say C-M-T Canada's decision to stop playing music videos will hobble a homegrown country scene already struggling to compete against slicker, better promoted U-S rivals. The Corus-owned specialty channel stopped airing videos Sunday, as it officially shifted programming entirely toward sitcoms, reality shows, movies and special events. The move isn't sitting well with musicians including Dean Brody and Tim Hicks, who say they've lost a powerful platform to get their music out. Brody says it will leave a big hole. He says it was a big part of him becoming successful in this country. Hicks called CMT ``integral'' to his career, noting that a fund associated with the channel helped pay for 10 of his music videos, which gave him national exposure. Back when the Canadian arm of Country Music Television debuted in 1994, it was meant to showcase country music…
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:24

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017 CHAD ALLAN The Guess Who founding member Chad Allan is recovering in a British Columbia hospital after suffering a stroke. Regenerator Records co-founder Larry Hennessey says the 74-year-old rock legend was admitted last Wednesday night accompanied by his wife, Christine. Born Allan Kowbel, the Winnipeg native adopted the stage name Chad Allan and played key roles in the creation of both the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Allan formed his first band Al and the Silvertones while attending high school in Winnipeg in 1958. As musicians including Randy Bachman joined the group, it took on several different monikers before adopting the Guess Who. Their rendition of Johnny Kidd's ``Shakin All Over'' became a No. 1 hit in Canada in 1965. That same year, Burton Cummings joined the group, replacing keyboardist Bob Ashley, and Allan left the band shortly thereafter. (The Canadian Press) ZZ TOP…
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:41

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017 THE WILKINSONS The Wilkinsons played the Watson Art Centre last night to a very appreciative audience. The show was opened by local singer songwriter Desiree Dorion who performed songs from her latest album "Tough Street" as well as some older songs. The Wilkinsons played a mix of classic Wilkinsons hits as well as a few from the The Small Town Pistols and some of Amanda's solo work. HARVEY RELIEF - DONATIONS Country singer Chris Young and Toronto rapper Drake both have soft spots for Texas. That's why they're helping financially with disaster relief after Tropical Storm Harvey. Young, who used to live in the Arlington area, has donated 100-thousand dollars. Young says in tough times, ``You turn to your friends to help those in need and that's exactly what I'm doing.'' Drake writes on Instagram he's working with his manager with local relief groups.…
Monday, 28 August 2017 08:22

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST

 MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST MTV VMAS - THE TOUCHING MOMENTS The M-T-V Video Music Awards are often about who is more shocking or who is wearing the least clothing. It had that, but also some poignant moments. Logic, Brampton, Ontario's Alessia Cara and Khalid performing ``1-800-273-8255,'' named for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number. They were surrounded by suicide attempt survivors. Pink, who accepted the Video Vanguard Award, told a story about her six-year-old daughter thinking she's the ugliest girl in the class. Pink asked her if her mama ever grew out her hair or changed her body, and her daughter said no, then asked if her mama sells out arenas, and she said yes. Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars paid tribute to his friend Chester Bennington and mentioned Chris Cornell. The night also featured a descendent of Robert E. Lee speaking out about racism and the mother…
WEEK OF AUGUST 28, 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 3 14 Somebody Else Will – Justin Moore (Valory) 1 2 1 9 Sky Stays This Blue – Dallas Smith* (604) 1 3 4 12 No Such Thing As A Broken Heart – Old Dominion (RCA Nashville) 4 5 9 Small Town Boy – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 5 6 6 Livin’ On Summertime – Gord Bamford* (Cache/Sony Music Canada) 6 7 7 Heartache On The Dance Floor – Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville) 7 8 6 They Don’t Know – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 8 9 4 All The Pretty Girls – Kenny Chesney (Blue Chair/Columbia) 9 12 7 More Girls Like You – Kip Moore (MCA Nashville) 10 15 4 Homemade – Cold Creek County* (Sony Music Canada) 11 14 4…
Friday, 25 August 2017 09:20

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017 SHANIA TWAIN - EXPLAINS BRAD PITT The reason Shania Twain name-check Brad Pitt in her song ``That Don't Impress Me Much'' is because he was in the news at the time she wrote the song. The Canadian star tells Billboard magazine Playgirl had published nude photos of Pitt, and she remembers thinking, ``I don't know what all the fuss is about.'' She was writing her ``Come On Over'' album at the time, so he was on her mind. She says she wasn't picking on Pitt, but it was ``the association in that moment.'' --- HOUSTON CONCERTS - HURRICANE HARVEY Lady Antebellum's concert in Houston has been called off for Sunday in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey. The concert, which also featured Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, probably will not be made up. Refunds are being offered. Coldplay is scheduled to play NRG Stadium tonight. Mary…
Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:16

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017 KANE BROWN - RENT STRUGGLES Kane Brown will tell his story about his family struggling to make rent to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Brown will speak September 12th at a congressional briefing on the rental-housing crisis on behalf of the advocacy group Make Room. Brown says as a kid, he and his mother lived in a car because they couldn't afford rent. --- MICHAEL FRANTI - PEACEFUL PROTEST Michael Franti is urging those who will join him at a protest this weekend to think peace, no matter how agitated the situation might get. Franti and Spearhead will play Saturday in San Francisco at a counter-protest to a nearby gathering of white nationalists on that same day. Franti says on Facebook people might be ``personally angry and want to punch a Nazi,'' but they should not get sucked into violence that will focus the attention…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:19

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017 MYSTIKAL - ARRESTED Mystikal has turned himself in to authorities in northwest Louisiana to face a sexual assault charge. K-S-L-A T-V reports Mystikal entered the Caddo Correctional Center on Monday. He was wanted on a warrant for first-degree rape stemming from an incident at a Shreveport casino in October. Mystikal was released from prison in 2010 after serving six years for sexual battery and extortion. --- BILLY JOEL - YELLOW STAR - CONCERT Billy Joel's only comment on the yellow Star of David he wore on his suit Monday was to release a statement quoting Edmund Burke: ``The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'' Joel wore the star during the encore of his show at New York's Madison Square Garden but he did not say anything about it. Joel is Jewish. Joel also welcomed Patty…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 08:57

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017 OBIT- SONNY BURGESS Sonny Burgess never had the hits that his label mates at Sun Records had, but his stage show blew many of them out of the water. Bands were reluctant to follow Burgess onstage in the 1950s because his performances were so wild. Burgess was considered one of the pioneers of rockabilly and was performing well into his 80s. He was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2002. Burgess died Friday in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 88. --- CAGE THE ELEPHANT - ``UNPEELED'' Cage The Elephant tried not to think about the fact that they were recording themselves while performing live for their ``Unpeeled'' album. Guitarist Brad Shultz says that can stifle creativity. He says the challenge was to treat it as if they were making a studio record, just with an audience. Shultz says it was…
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