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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 10:30

MUSIC NEWS

MUSIC NEWS - Wednesday, December 3, 2014 SAX PLAYER BOBBY KEYS DIES The man responsible for the sax solo in ``Brown Sugar'' by The Rolling Stones and ``Whatever Gets You Thru The Night'' by John Lennon has died. Bobby Keys died yesterday after a lengthy illness at his home outside Nashville, according to keyboardist Michael Webb, who played with him. Keys was 70. He also played on albums by George Harrison, Barbra Streisand and Eric Clapton, and had been on tour with the Stones just this year. Keith Richards, who was born on the same day as Keys and considered him a soulmate, says he's ``lost the largest pal in the world,'' and even though he's extremely sad, ``Bobby would tell me to cheer up.'' --- ROLLING STONES MARKER WILL COMMEMORATE MUSCLE SHOALS SESSIONS A marker commemorating The Rolling Stones' ``Sticky Fingers'' recording sessions at Muscle Shoals Studios will be…
At a press conference held today, CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed the first four show-stopping artists confirmed to perform on CTV’s broadcast of THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS. Performers set to rock the JUNO stage include multi-platinum hit-makers Hedley, retro-electro dance starlet Kiesza, rock-reggae collective MAGIC!, and international breakout sensation Shawn Mendes. THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS air Sunday, March 15 on CTV and CTV GO from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre. “This list of exciting young artists at the top of their game sets the stage for an electric JUNO broadcast,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. “With more must-see artists yet to be announced, viewers will want to start their countdown to March 15.” “The JUNO Awards continue to attract some of Canada’s most illustrious talent,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS, The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “Today’s announcement is…
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:12

MUSIC NEWS

MusicNews - Tuesday, December 2, 2014 BONO - CONCERT U2 has some new frontmen -- at least for a night. Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin of Coldplay filled in for Bono last night, at a New York concert for World AIDS Day. Springsteen performed ``Where the Streets Have No Name'' and ``I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.'' Martin sang ``Beautiful Day'' and ``With or Without You.'' Martin told the crowd he was sending his ``love to Bono.'' Bono is recovering from a bike accident in New York's Central Park last month. Bono suffered multiple injuries, including a facial fracture involving his left eye socket, a fractured left shoulder blade and a fractured left elbow. --- EMINEM QUOTED IN SUPREME COURT HEARING Eminem probably never imagined that the chief justice of the U-S Supreme Court would ever be quoting his lyrics. Chief Justice John Roberts quoted from Eminem's ``Bonnie…
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of Dec. 2: AC/DC _ ``Rock or Bust'' Mary J. Blige _ ``The London Sessions'' Bonobo _ ``Flashlight'' Kristen Chenoweth _ ``Coming Home'' Leonard Cohen _ ``Live in Dublin'' Collabro _ ``Stars'' Alice Cooper _ ``Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken'' (Box Set, Limited Edition) Marc Dupre _ ``La dans ma tete'' Marie-Eve Janvier and Jean-Francois Breau _ ``Libre'' Tracy Lawrence _ ``Greatest Hits: Evolution'' Little Boots _ ``Business Pleasure'' (EP) Little Envy _ ``Little Envy'' Mr. Mitch _ ``Parallel Memories'' Mission _ ``Dress Rehearsal'' Mogwai _ ``Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.'' Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie Nelson _ ``December Day: Willie's Stash Vol. 1'' Omarion _ ``Sex Playlist'' Owen _ ``Other People's Songs'' Parkay Quarts _ ``Content Nausea'' Pixies _ ``Doolittle 25: B-Sides, Peel Sessions and Demos'' The Quireboys _ ``This is Rock n' Roll 2'' She…
Monday, 01 December 2014 10:25

Music News

Music Report Bono replacements for NYC concert Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay's Chris Martin will act as Bono at a concert Monday night in New York City. U2 announced on its website that the singers will perform in Times Square alongside Kanye West and Carrie Underwood for ``U2 Minus 1 _ Live in New York Tonight.'' The concert benefits World AIDS Day, which is Monday. Bono was injured in a bike accident in Central Park last month. Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. will perform Monday. ``This year is a World AIDS Day like no other,'' Bono said in a statement. ``The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS.'' U2's website says Springsteen and Martin ``graciously donated their time and talents to save the World AIDS Day event from cancellation --- DIERKS BENTLEY WILL PRESIDE OVER MARDI GRAS PARADE Dierks Bentley will be right in the…
The Watson Art Centre was packed Friday night when local country rockers, The Chris Barker Band held a CD release concert to celebrate the official release of their long awaited sophomore release, "Feel the Fire". The album was recorded in Ottawa earlier this year. The Chris Barker Band is Clifford Flett (rhythm guitar), Chris Flett (lead guitar), Curtis Flett (drums), Waylon Lafreniere (bass), Harold Delaronde (Mandolin) and Clifton Flett(guitar & vocals). They were joined by special guest Chris Jewett (keyboards). The evening kicked off with performances from fiddlers Christopher Pinette of Ste. Rose du Lac and Edward Klyne of Dauphin. Christopher's brother played spoons while Curtis, Chris and Clifton Flett backed them up. Then came Dani Hu?, a band featuring Trevor Beals on drums, Cam Bennett on bass, Andrew Coombs on lead guitar and vocals and CBB's Clifton Flett on vocals and lead guitar. They were followed by The Johnsons.…
Tyler Farr, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel and more added to perform at Countryfest 2015 Dauphin’s Countryfest has announced the second round of artists who will perform at the 2015 festival. Hitting the main stage will be Chad Brownlee on Friday, June 26th. Brett Kissel will play the mainstage on Saturday, June 27th while Jess Moskaluke, Codie Prevost and Tyler Farr will join Miranda Lambert on Sunday's main stage on the 28th. Jason Blaine has also been added to play on the MTS Stage on Saturday. The 26th Dauphin’s Countryfest takes place June 25-28, 2015. More artist announcements will be made in the coming weeks. Tickets can be purchased online at www.countryfest.ca, by calling 1-800-361-7300, or in-person at the Dauphin’s Countryfest office (28 2nd Avenue NE in Dauphin). www.facebook.com/dauphinscountryfest www.twitter.com/country_fest www.countryfest.ca Weekends, Daily’s, VIPs & Camping are available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.countryfest.ca, by calling 1-800-361-7300, or in-person at…
Friday, 28 November 2014 09:32

MUSIC NEWS

MUSIC NEWS FRIDAY,NOVEMBER 28, 2014 AC/DC WELCOME STEVIE YOUNG TO THE BAND AC/DC feel Stevie Young is a perfect replacement for guitarist Malcolm Young. Stevie is the nephew of Malcolm and guitarist Angus Young. Angus says Stevie naturally plays like Malcolm because he emulated Malcolm growing up. Angus says Stevie also has a personality very much like Malcolm's. Malcolm left the group in September as he seeks treatment for dementia. AC/DC's ``Rock or Bust'' album comes out Tuesday. --- BONO, ROBIN THICKE NAMED TO GQ'S ``LEAST INFLUENTIAL'' LIST G-Q magazine has named Bono and Robin Thicke to its list of the 30 Least Influential People of 2014. GQ chose Bono because of U-2's deal with Apple to download their ``Songs of Innocence'' album to iTunes accounts without consent of iTunes users. It chose Robin Thicke for naming an album after his wife to get her back, which sold poorly and…
Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:52

MUSIC NEWS

MUSIC NEWS - Thursday, November 27, 2014 AC/DC'S PHIL RUDD GOES TO COURT AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd could go to prison for as long as seven years but he didn't seem to be worried about it when he appeared in court yesterday in New Zealand. He showed up late, wearing jeans and a T-shirt. After his appearance, he jumped on the back of one of his security guards and winked at reporters. When asked if he had a message for his fans, Rudd said, ``No. I haven't got any fans.'' Rudd is charged with threatening to kill and drug possession. He did not enter a plea yesterday. --- GARTH BROOKS POSTPONES ``TONIGHT'' SHOW APPEARANCE Garth Brooks will not make an appearance on the ``Tonight'' show tonight. N-B-C confirms Brooks will postpone his guest spot. Whoopi Goldberg and ``Top Chef'' judge Tom Colicchio will replace him. Brooks wrote on Facebook on…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:28

Music/Movie news

Corner Gas: The Movie Stars of the hit T-V series ``Corner Gas'' reunited in Regina last night to celebrate the debut of their movie on the big screen. Brent Butt, Nancy Robertson and Lorne Cardinal walked the red carpet for ``Corner Gas: The Movie.'' Butt, who was born and raised in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, says it was challenging to write a script as the cast and crew worried about not living up to fans' expectations. But he says he couldn't be happier with how the movie turned out. The movie will play in select theatres the first week of December including right here in Dauphin at the Countryfest Community Cinema! --- STEVEN TYLER SET FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT Steven Tyler will sing for the Nobel Peace Prize winners. Tyler will perform at the concert in their honour that will be held December 11 in Oslo, Norway. Queen Latifah will host.…