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Thursday, 30 March 2017 08:25

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017 NICKI MINAJ - SIGNED BY WILHEMINIA Nicki Minaj is looking to make a splash in the fashion industry. She has signed on with one of the biggest agencies in the field, Wilhelmina. She's being added to the agency celebrity talent roster. The head of Wilhelmia says Minaj is ``a style pioneer and an icon.'' And Minaj says of the agency, ``They get me.'' --- ROCK HALL ANNOUNCES MORE INDUCTERS, PERFORMERS Lenny Kravitz will lead a tribute to Prince at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions. Alicia Keys, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls also will perform. Dhani Harrison, the son of George Harrison, will induct the Electric Light Orchestra. Pat Monahan of Train will induct Journey, while Snoop Dogg will induct Tupac Shakur. Pharrell Williams will pay tribute to Nile Rodgers, who will be given an Award of Musical Excellence. The…
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:20

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017 DRAKE - AMSTERDAM What does Drake have against the Netherlands? Billboard reports for the third time in three months, the Toronto rapper called off his concert in Amsterdam. Fans had already entered the 17-thousand-seat Ziggo Dome when a representative for the promoter announced Drake was sick and his doctor told him not to perform. The concert has been rescheduled for tomorrow. Drake was supposed to perform Jan. 20th and 21th in Amsterdam and then moved the concerts to Jan. 26th and 27th. Those shows were rescheduled to this week. --- ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - ROCK HALL INDUCTION The drummer for Electric Light Orchestra feels it's more important to honour his touring commitments than to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bev Bevan writes on Facebook he will miss E-L-O's induction because he'll be on tour with comedian Jasper Carrott.…
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:18

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017 SARAH MCLACHLAN This is a year of milestones for singer Sarah McLachlan. On Sunday, she will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards telecast. In July, she'll mark the 20th anniversary of her diamond-certified album ``Surfacing.'' The first time she performed some of the music from the album was on the Lilith Fair tour -- and it fell a little flat. McLachlan says no one knew any of the new songs so she had to quickly re-work her set list. She also says after all the recording, re-recording, mixing and fine-tuning the songs, she was pretty sick of the music by the time the album came out. But the Halifax-born singer says to this day, she still really enjoys playing all the songs, which include hits like ``Adia'' and ``Angel.'' McLachlan says she still feels an attachment to…
Monday, 27 March 2017 08:24

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017 LIAM PAYNE - CHERYL COLE - BABY Liam Payne of One Direction and British singer Cheryl Cole are parents. Cole announced on Instagram she gave birth to a boy on Wednesday. As of Saturday, they have not given him a name. Cole says they are ``madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival.'' Payne posted his own photo of himself with the baby and says he's ``incredibly happy.'' --- REBA McENTIRE - SONGWRITING CREDITS Reba McEntire has worked with some of the top songwriters in the business, so imagine her surprise when one of the best ideas came from her mother. McEntire says her mom was in the studio when she recorded the song ``I Got The Lord On My Side.'' Her mother suggested changing one of the lines from ``I've got the Lord on my side'' to ``Oh you're so happy,…
Saturday, 25 March 2017 10:00

CKDM Top 20 Week Of March 27 and New Adds

WEEK OF MARCH 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 1 12 Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville) 2 2 2 15 Think A Little Less – Michael Ray (Atlantic/WEA) 3 3 10 Fast – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 4 4 16 Road Less Travelled – Lauren Alaina (19/Interscope/Mercury) 5 5 8 Any Ol' Bar Stool - Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 6 7 5 Side Effects – Dallas Smith* (604) 7 8 8 Yeah Boy - Kelsea Ballerini (Black River Entertainment) 8 13 4 Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 9 9 12 The Weekend – Brantley Gilbert (Valory) 10 10 6 She’s Desire – Brett Kissel* (Warner Music Canada) 11 12 6 Hometown Girl – Josh Turner (MCA Nashville) 12 14 6 Bar At…
Friday, 24 March 2017 08:12

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 DAVID BOWIE LIGHTNING BOLT DOESN'T MAKE ITS CROWDFUNDING GOAL The crowdfunding plan to raise money to create a three-story red-and-blue lightning bolt in honour of David Bowie in London has fallen short of its goal. The campaign organizers had wanted to raise about 1.1-million dollars but only got about 62-thousand. The organizers say because they did not reach the goal, no money will be collected, but they have no plans to go away. They're still planning to do a piece of public art in Bowie's memory, but they will approach the fundraising in a different way. --- JASON ISBELL PREVIEWS ``THE NASHVILLE SOUND'' Jason Isbell finished his latest album and thought, ``Shouldn't that have been harder?'' He jokes that his band should have been ``fighting and punching holes in the wall,'' but the songs came easy. Isbell put more rock songs on the album,…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:56

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 WILLIE NELSON NOT ILL Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe. A March 13 Radar Online report quoted an anonymous source saying Nelson was ``deathly ill,'' weak as a baby and unable to muster the breath to sing. The story is the basis for reports shared by other websites, including washingtonfeed.com and uconservative.net. Elaine Schock, Nelson's publicist, denied the reports and pointed to his performances at concerts in recent weeks as evidence of the singer's health. ``He's perfectly fine,'' Schock told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The 83-year-old took the stage before more than 75,000 people at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Stadium on March 18. He appeared healthy and sang well during the show.…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:24

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MARCH 22, 2017 WYCLEF JEAN - DETAINED Wyclef Jean says he was mistaken for an armed robbery suspect and briefly detained in Los Angeles. Wyclef posted a video yesterday on Twitter showing himself in handcuffs next to a patrol car. Jean tells The Associated Press he was cuffed before he was asked his name or told what he was accused of. He says he was ``treated like a criminal.'' A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff says Jean's clothing and vehicle matched the description of a suspect. Jean was released, and the department has apologized. Two suspects have been arrested. --- ``NO SCRUBS'' - ``SHAPE OF YOU'' Ed Sheeran's team has quietly given credit to the writers of ``No Scrubs'' by T-L-C for influencing his song ``Shape of You.'' ASCAP now lists Kevin ``She'kspeare'' Briggs, Kandi Burruss and Tameka ``Tiny'' Cottle as co-writers of ``Shape of You.''…
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 08:26

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017

TEGAN AND SARA - YOUTUBE RESTRICTED MODE UNDATED (AP) _ Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara are crying foul that some of their videos are blocked under YouTube's ``restricted'' setting. The setting filters content that may not be appropriate for users under 18-years-old, but some artists have been pointing out that it seems to target L-G-B-T-Q-themed content.. The Calgary-raised sisters tweet that their video for ``U-Turn'' is blocked and there's nothing gay in it except them. They say their videos for ``Alligator'' and ``That Girl'' are restricted, but their -- quote -- ``super gay video'' for ``Be With You'' is still available. It shows a lesbian marriage proposal. YouTube says it's looking into why some videos are being incorrectly labelled. --- CHUCK BERRY - FINAL ALBUM Chuck Berry's family says they plan to reveal details about his final album this week because that was the plan all along. The…
Monday, 20 March 2017 15:28

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017 CHUCK BERRY REMEMBERED - THE ROCK MUSICIANS Bruce Springsteen calls Chuck Berry ``rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.'' Berry died Saturday outside St. Louis at the age of 90. Mick Jagger says Berry ``lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers.'' Keith Richards says, ``One of my big lights has gone out!'' Slash tweets that Berry ``was indisputably the king.'' Lenny Kravitz says to Berry, ``None of us would have been here without you.'' Joan Jett calls Berry ``Original Pure Rock n Roll,'' while Sammy Hagar tweets, ``Thank God for his rock and roll presence on this planet!'' --- CHUCK BERRY REMEMBERED - RAP AND R-AND-B MUSICIANS The way Questlove pays tribute to Chuck Berry is this: ``Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him.'' Berry…
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