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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 08:51

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 KANYE WEST MEETS WITH DONALD TRUMP In June, Kanye West released the ``Famous'' video that depicted President-elect Donald Trump naked in bed with a bunch of celebrities. Yesterday, West met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York to talk about ``life,'' according to Trump. They posed for photos after the meeting but did not go into detail about what they talked about. Trump says they're ``just friends'' and West is a ``good man,'' but neither would say whether West is going to perform at Trump's inauguration. When West was asked why he wasn't saying anything, he said, ``I just want to take a picture right now.'' West later tweeted that he met with Trump ``to discuss multicultural issues'' including bullying, education and violence in Chicago. --- FRANKIE VALLI IS UPBEAT AS ``JERSEY BOYS'' WINDS TO A CLOSE ON BROADWAY Frankie Valli is not sad…
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 BOB DYLAN IS GOING TO SWEDEN Bob Dylan appears to be leaving the door open to fulfilling his requirement for accepting the Nobel Prize in literature. Dylan has announced three shows in Sweden in April, including two in Stockholm. The Swedish Academy, which gives out the prizes, is headquartered there. Dylan is required to give a Nobel lecture as a condition of his acceptance. Dylan did not attend Saturday's Nobel award ceremony in Stockholm but sent a speech of thanks. --- LIVE REUNITE The original lineup of Live have gotten back together. Ed Kowalczyk, Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Gracey are writing new music and are planning a world tour. They last performed together in 2009. Gracey says their friendships got lost a bit but now they're back to being friends again. Kowalczyk says they will not rush the new music. He says…
Saturday, 10 December 2016 10:55

CKDM Top 20 Week Of December 12 and New Adds

WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 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 2 10 May We All – Florida Georgia Line ft. Tim McGraw (BMLG) 1 2 3 12 Song For Another Time – Old Dominion (RCA Nashville) 3 4 9 Wanna Be that Song – Brett Eldredge (Atlantic/WMN) 4 1 15 Sleep Without You – Brett Young (BMLG) 1 5 7 10 Blue Ain't Your Color – Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 6 8 13 How I'll Always Be – Tim McGraw (Big Machine) 7 9 8 Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 8 10 5 A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 9 12 8 If The Boot Fits – Granger Smith (Wheelhouse) 10 11 4 Woman In Love – Aaron Goodvin* (Warner Music Canada) 11 13 6 Star…
Friday, 09 December 2016 08:38

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 OBIT - GREG LAKE - REACTION Drummer Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is remembering Greg Lake for his ``soaring voice and skill as a musician.'' He says this year has been particularly hard because Keith Emerson died this year as well. Keyboardist Rick Wakeman of Yes says Lake left some great music and his legacy will live on. Keyboardist Geoff Downes of Asia calls Lake a ``genius'' and says his great talent will be sorely missed. Lake died of cancer on Wednesday at the age of 69. --- GREG LAKE - ``LUCKY MAN'' Greg Lake was just 12 years old when he wrote the song ``Lucky Man.'' Lake said in a 2001 Associated Press interview he came up with that song based on the only chords he knew how to play on guitar. When Emerson, Lake and Palmer were recording their debut…
Thursday, 08 December 2016 08:26

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016 SIA - DIVORCE She is a Grammy-nominated singer. He is a filmmaker. And now, they _ are splitting. In a statement released yesterday, Sia and Erik Anders Lang have announced they're separating. They say while they are dissolving their union, they are ``dedicated to remaining friends.'' Sia picked up three Grammy nods this week, including one for best pop vocal album. Lang has done documentaries for M-T-V and other companies. --- BEYONCE - NO COUNTRY GRAMMY When Beyonce performed at the Country Music Association awards recently, she got applause at the event _ and some haters. The same seems to have happened to the song she did on the show, ``Daddy Lessons.'' There's word Bey submitted the song to the Grammys in the country category _ but it was rejected. Many country artists said they liked Daddy Lessons _ but some fans criticized her…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 08:25

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016 BEST NEW ARTIST GRAMMY NOMINEES REACT TO NOMINATIONS The five nominees for the best new artist Grammy are practically jumping up and down at the news. The Chainsmokers say they were in line at Dunkin Donuts when they heard the news. They tweet they high-fived everyone in line and bought coffee for everyone. Maren Morris tweets, ``Four Grammy nominations? I'M SHOOK.'' Kelsea Ballerini already knows what a Grammy feels like. She posted an Instagram photo of herself holding someone else's Grammy when she was 15. Anderson Paak (PAK) says he's ``overjoyed,'' while Chance The Rapper says ``Glory be to God'' and thanks everyone who worked on his ``Coloring Book'' album. The Grammys are February 12th in Los Angeles. --- GRAMMY NOMINEES REACT WITH PROFANITY, HUMILITY You can hardly fault musicians who learn they've earned Grammy nominations by reacting with obscene words. Desiigner, Highly Suspect…
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 08:27

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS OUT THIS MORNING Adele and Beyonce can pretty much start picking out what they'll wear to the Grammys, because they're considered a lock to be nominated. The Recording Academy will reveal the Grammy nominations in 84 categories this morning. Adele's ``25'' and Beyonce's ``Lemonade'' albums are likely nominees for album of the year. Drake's ``Views'' is a strong contender, as is David Bowie's final album, ``Blackstar.'' Justin Timberlake's song ``Can't Stop The Feeling!'' will probably grab a Record of the Year nomination, as will Adele's ``Hello'' and Beyonce's ``Formation.'' Potential best new artist nominees include Alessia Cara (ah-LES'-ee-ah KAR'-ah), Maren Morris and Lukas Graham. Chance The Rapper so wants a nomination that he took out an ad in Billboard magazine aimed at Grammy voters that said, ``Hey, why not me?'' The Grammys will be held February 12th in Los Angeles. --- BOB…
Monday, 05 December 2016 08:25

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016 THE EAGLES, MAVIS STAPLES, JAMES TAYLOR GET KENNEDY CENTER HONORS It was a bittersweet moment for the Eagles in Washington this weekend, as the group received a Kennedy Center Honor. The Eagles were originally supposed to be honoured last year, but founding member Glenn Frey's health was failing. He died in January at age 67. The surviving Eagles were joined by Frey's widow, Cindy, at the ceremony. Bob Seger, Vince Gill and Kings of Leon performed the Eagles' music last night. James Taylor and Mavis Staples are also among those getting Kennedy Center Honors. Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow and Darius Rucker performed medleys of Taylor's music. Staples' songs were done by Elle King, Bonnie Raitt and Andra Day. --- GRANGER SMITH RECOVERS FROM STAGE FALL Granger Smith says he ``took a pretty hard spill'' but the wishes of support mean the world to him.…
Saturday, 03 December 2016 10:55

CKDM Top 20 List Week of December 5

WEEK OF DECEMBER 5, 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 Sleep Without You – Brett Young (BMLG) 1 2 2 9 May We All – Florida Georgia Line ft. Tim McGraw (BMLG) 3 4 11 Song For Another Time – Old Dominion (RCA Nashville) 4 7 8 Wanna Be that Song – Brett Eldredge (Atlantic/WMN) 5 1 12 A Little More Summertime – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 1 6 6 10 Autograph – Dallas Smith* (604) 7 8 9 Blue Ain't Your Color – Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 8 9 12 How I'll Always Be – Tim McGraw (Big Machine) 9 11 7 Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 10 13 4 A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 11 16 3 Woman In Love –…
Friday, 02 December 2016 08:28

MUSIC REPORT: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016

MUSIC REPORT: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 DRAKE - SPOTIFY Toronto rapper Drake was the top act on Spotify for 2016. His ``Views'' album was the most-streamed at 2.45-billion times, and ``One Dance'' was the most-streamed song, with 970-million. After ``Views,'' Canadian pop-star Justin Bieber's ``Purpose'' album was the most streamed, followed by Rihanna's ``Anti,'' ''Blurryface`` by Twenty One Pilots and ''Beauty Behind the Madness`` by Toronto's The Weeknd. After ''One Dance,`` the most-streamed song was Mike Posner's ''I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Seeb Remix.`` ''Don't Let Me Down`` by The Chainsmokers was second, then Rihanna and Drake's ''Work`` and ''Cheap Thrills`` by Sia. --- DOLLY PARTON - VICTIMS FUNDS Dolly Parton plans to give one-thousand dollars per month to families affected by the wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Parton says she's establishing the My People Fund to help Sevier County families who lost their homes.…
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