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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 TRAGICALLY-HIP-FACEBOOK Tragically Hip guitarist Rob Baker is urging fans to be vigilant when buying merchandise that claims to be linked to Gord Downie's charity. The musician tweeted yesterday that some online shoppers are being duped into buying T-shirts, hoodies and other items that purport to donate 10 dollars of the proceeds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research. But Baker says the operators -- who are using Facebook and Instagram to send their message -- aren't linked to the band. One such group is ``Gord Downie Supporters'' on Facebook, which has appeared as a sponsored content post in some user's news feeds. Deceptive sellers have been a persistent problem for the Hip since Downie revealed last year he was suffering from terminal brain cancer. --- DRAKE, BEYONCE LEAD GLOBAL MUSIC SALES Drake's song ``One Dance'' was the most popular single in the…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 08:13

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 JUSTIN BIEBER REFLECTS ON HOW FAR HE'S COME Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has posted then-and-now photos of himself, and the ``then'' photo is his mug shot. Bieber was arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence in Miami. He posted that photo next to a current one of himself, saying, ``I'm not exactly where I want to be but thank God I'm not where I used to be!'' He says the ``best is yet to come.'' --- ELTON JOHN - HEALTH Elton John is taking time off from performing after being laid low by a bacterial infection. The singer says in a statement that he was in intensive care for two nights because of what an unusual bacterial strain. He caught the bacterial ailment while in South America -- and John says as he flew home from Brazil to the U-K, he became…
Monday, 24 April 2017 08:24

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017 ECMA Halifax Pop Halifax artists are turning up the volume with pop-music earworms that are topping charts and putting East Coast music on the map. The city will be well-represented at the East Coast Music Awards gala this week, with Halifax artists leading the pack for nominations. Ria Mae, who's up for seven E-C-M-A awards, says Halifax has become an incubator for emerging musicians. Mae says the city's tight-knit music scene fosters collaboration rather than competition, allowing for unlikely blends of folk, rap and electro-style pop. She says her hometown musical family includes singer-songwriter Dave Sampson, Corey LeRue of electronic dance music band Neon Dreams and Juno-winning rapper Classified. Waye Mason, a city councillor who founded the Halifax Pop Explosion Association in 2001, says the East Coast has always been a hub for musical innovation, but has lately been gaining commercial success. The E-C-M-A…
Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:23

MUSIC NEWS: SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 Neil-Young-Streaming-Music Neil Young is diving into the streaming music business with a new high-fidelity service. The Canadian born music icon says he's getting behind Xstream, a platform being launched by a company based in Singapore. While its concept is similar to other streaming offerings, Young says it differs by giving listeners music at the highest quality that their network allows. In theory, that means a fuller audio sound, if you have the right equipment. Young's been a big supporter of better-quality audio in an era of muddy sounding MP-3s and low-bit rate streaming audio files. (The Canadian Press) --- Prince-Anniversary For Prince fans, the first anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose is a time for both sadness and celebration. It was a year ago yesterday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex…
WEEK OF APRIL 24, 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 12 Any Ol' Bar Stool - Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 1 2 4 8 Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 3 1 9 Side Effects – Dallas Smith* (604) 1 4 6 10 Hometown Girl – Josh Turner (MCA Nashville) 5 10 7 Hurricane – Luke Combs (River House / Columbia Nashville) 6 7 4 When A Momma's Boy Meets A Daddy's Girl – Aaron Pritchett* (Big Star) 7 9 9 Black – Dierks Bentley (Capitol Nashville) 8 8 16 The Weekend – Brantley Gilbert (Valory) 9 11 5 In Case You Didn't Know – Brett Young (BMLG) 10 16 2 Drive Me Away – Jess Moskaluke* (MDM) 11 12 10 Bar At The End Of The…
Friday, 21 April 2017 08:13

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 THE REVOLUTION - PRINCE'S DEATH When Prince died one year ago today, the members of The Revolution found each other and played music to work through their grief. They decided if it helped them, it might help his fans too. Guitarist Wendy Melvoin says when they're together, ``the energy is in the bottle.'' She says they decided to do some shows so that fans could have a little relief from their pain as well. The Revolution will kick off a tour tonight at Prince's home, Paisley Park. The band members remember Prince as being a perfectionist, but also as a fun-loving guy. Keyboardist Matt Fink says sometimes they'd just skip rehearsal and play softball, and drummer Bobby Z says that's when Prince's legendary basketball games started. --- TWIN CITIES - ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCE'S DEATH U-S Bank Stadium, Target Field, the I-D-S Center and bridges…
Thursday, 20 April 2017 08:31

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 PRINCE - ESTATE LAWSUIT Prince's estate is trying to stop a sound engineer from releasing lost tracks from ten years ago. One of the six tracks from the E-P ``Deliverance'' is already available. It's the title track, which came out on Apple Music yesterday. Prince's estate says George Ian Boxill is violating a 2004 confidentiality agreement that stated all recordings would belong to Prince. A press release for the ``Deliverance'' E-P says the majority of sales will benefit Prince's estate. Boxill's attorneys did not return a request for comment. --- SEX PISTOLS - GLEN MATLOCK - PUNK ETHIC Original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock feels the most punk thing he does these days is endure. Matlock says he doesn't try to live in the past and he's always trying to come up with something that sounds contemporary. He'll put out an album in the…
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:19

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017 JUNO AWARDS SET TO RETURN TO CBC IN 2018 AFTER 16 YEARS AT CTV The Juno Awards are returning to the CBC after 16 years at CTV. Organizers behind the country's biggest music awards show say they've struck a new six-year contract with the national broadcaster. It brings an end to a long-standing partnership between the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Bell Media. But the new deal also reunites the Junos with its original home. CBC Radio first aired the awards show in 1973 before it started broadcasting the event on its television network in 1975. CARAS president Alan Reid says returning to the CBC will allow for ongoing Juno programming throughout the year rather than just as a lead up to the big show. (The Canadian Press) PRINCE WILLIAM AND LADY GAGA ON MENTAL HEALTH Prince William has enlisted…
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:38

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017 CHRIS BROWN-FIGHT Police in Florida are investigating an incident at a nightclub where a photographer said he was ``sucker punched'' by singer Chris Brown. Tampa police say 28-year-old Bennie Vines Jr. was hired by Aja Channelside to take photos during an event hosted by Brown. Vines told officers that while he was snapping photos early Monday, Brown punched him. Brown was gone by the time officers arrived. Vines refused medical treatment and told officers he wants to prosecute because of a minor lip cut. The club confirmed the incident on its Facebook page Monday and apologized to patrons. An email to the representative listed on Brown's website was not immediately returned. --- RAPPER T.I. AND PUBLIC OFFICE Rapper T-I has no plans to ever run for public office, but he said he wants to make a difference in underserved communities through activism and music.…
Monday, 17 April 2017 08:26

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017 BRYAN ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHS Bryan Adams is setting down his electric guitar for a special one-night exhibition of his photography at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The ``Summer of '69'' rocker is set to unveil ``Canadians,'' a curated collection of portraits to mark Canada's sesquicentennial, at the ROM Ball black-tie fundraiser on May 6. Organizers say the exhibit will feature portraits of 28 Canadian icons including Margaret Atwood, Michael Buble, the Weeknd, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Gretzky and Michael J. Fox. A shot that Adams captured of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau backstage at the Juno Awards in Ottawa will also be on display. The ROM Ball will open with Tony-nominated actress Louise Pitre performing the national anthem, while the dinner party will be headlined by singer Rufus Wainwright. --- SESSION GUITARIST BRUCE LANGHORNE DIES The musician credited with inspiring Bob Dylan to write…
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