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Monday, 22 September 2014 10:31

New music from Pink Floyd out November 10th

Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10. A Monday news release gives fresh details about ``The Endless River,'' the British rock 'n' roll group's first new material in 20 years. The 18-song double album features band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, who died in 2008. Roger Waters left the group in 1985 and isn't involved. The album was assembled from 20 hours of material recorded during the band's 1993 sessions for ``The Division Bell.'' Gilmour says in the release that the band ``added new parts, rerecorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st-century Pink Floyd album.'' ``The Endless River'' is comprised mostly of instrumental music with just one song, ``Louder Than Words,'' that includes new lyrics, written by Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson.
POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED TONIGHT! TORONTO, ON – Monday, September 22, 2014. Tonight the winner of the 2014 Polaris Music Prize will be announced. The gala is at The Carlu in Toronto and will be hosted by actor Jay Baruchel (This Is The End, Goon, Knocked Up). The event will be webcast live at 8pm ET on AUX.tv (link to stream) and audio broadcast live on SiriusXM’s Iceberg (Sirius 161) and The Verge (XM 173). Performers include Short List nominees Basia Bulat, Jessy Lanza, Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Shad and Tanya Tagaq. Members of Arcade Fire, Timber Timbre and YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN will be also in attendance for the ninth annual gala. The gala webcast and radio broadcasts start with their pre-shows at 7pm ET. Polaris Music Prize is happy to announce a partnership with TFO. Melissa Hetu, from TFO’s BRBR will co-host the AUX.tv pre-gala…
GARTH BROOKS CONFIRMS ALBUM STREET DATE DURING ATLANTA PRESS CONFERENCE (September 19, 2014) – Singer/songwriter Garth Brooks confirmed today at his tour press conference in Atlanta that his highly-anticipated new album will be available on November 11th. The album will be released on Pearl/RCA Nashville and will feature his current hit on country radio, “People Loving People.” Fans can pre-order the album at garthbrooks.com (http://smarturl.it/garthbundled2c) and ghosttunes.com (http://smarturl.it/garthghosttunes). In addition to the album, fans can order an additional mega bundle including all eight iconic studio albums digitally updated, the new double live 25th Anniversary Edition featuring 30 songs along with 30 videos, an instant download of the new single, “People Loving People” and the bonus track, “Send ’Em On Down The Road.” Garth, who in 2000, was certified by the RIAA as the #1-selling solo artist in U. S. history and has sold 134 million albums to date, virtually receiving…
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:44

Nelson Little among APCMA winners

NELSON LITTLE AMONG MANITOBA ARTISTS PICKING UP SIX ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS WINNIPEG, MB – Manitoba artists have picked up six Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) this year. Winnipeg Boyz, Indian City, Leonard Sumner, Jason Lepine, and Nelson Little all earned hardware at a nationally-televised gala at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on September 12 and the invite-only Ohshkii Awards Night at the Winnipeg Art Gallery the night before. Hip hop act Winnipeg Boyz was a double winner this year, picking up awards for Best Group or Duo and Best Rap / Hip Hop CD for its latest, Ab Initio. The duo features Jon-C and Charlie Fettah of nine-time APCMA-winning hip hop group, Winnipeg's Most. Pop/rock outfit Indian City added to its already-impressive list of awards with a win for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year for the title track off its sophomore release, Colors. The group also picked…
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:20

Jimmy Rankin Announces Fall Tour!

JIMMY RANKIN ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR NEW ALBUM BACK ROAD PARADISE AVAILABLE NOW FEATURES DUETS WITH GRAMMY WINNER ALISON KRAUSS AND BLUE RODEO’S JIM CUDDY “[Back Road Paradise] has a polished sheen to its songs, upbeat and hook-filled, underscored by country touches like fiddle and pedal steel….Back Road Paradise’s lively new songs are destined to become onstage favourites.” – Chronicle Herald “…the catchiest batch of tunes Rankin's ever written, with all the hallmarks of what he does: Smart lyrics, great vocals, perfectly crafted songwriter material, couched ina bigger, modern country sound…It's the best vocal album he's ever done.” – CBC (SEPTEMBER 15, 2014) Canadian roots artist and perennial fan favourite JIMMY RANKIN is set to embark on a 24-date Fall tour this October and November, hitting multiple stops within Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The tour kicks off in Lockeport, NS on October 3, 2014 and is in…
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:29

U2: SONGS OF INNOCENCE RELEASED OCTOBER 13

U2: SONGS OF INNOCENCE RELEASED OCTOBER 13 U2’s latest studio album Songs Of Innocence, containing 11 new tracks, will be released by Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company on 13th October, 2014. The release follows the album being given today to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide. Songs of Innocence is U2’s most personal work to date, charting the band’s earliest influences from ‘70s rock and punk rock to early ‘80s electronica and ambient music and giving insight into how and why the band came together. The album deals with themes of home and family, relationships and discovery and was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and is produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood. The track-listing for Songs Of Innocence: The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) Every…
BRET MICHAELS - Life Rocks Tour 2014 Nov 27 – 8pm Reserved tickets starting at $45* Party Pit (standing) - $65* plus taxes & fees On sale Sept 12 - 10am Bio- An American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the band Poison who have sold over 30 million records worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone. video - Bret Michaels - 2012 Canadian Tour Recap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb2PxMFN9Kc&list=UUtzjhx3zFbzDSMiv1OvUwLQ Website -Bret Michaels - website http://www.bretmichaels.com/site-news/news2/ HOTEL CALIFORNIA - The Original Tribute to the EAGLES Dec 13 – 8pm Reserved tickets starting at $25* (plus taxes & fees) On sale Sept 12 Bio Hotel California - The original tribute to The EAGLES draws crowds of all ages with different musical styles: New Country, Classic Rock and dance, featuring hits such as Life In The Fast Lane, Take…
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:38

Paul McCartney tribute album due in November

NEW YORK - Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and Willie Nelson are among the artists performing Paul McCartney songs in a massive tribute to the former Beatle due out in November. Up to 42 songs are featured in ``The Art of McCartney,'' available in various formats including a two-CD package and box set. Organizers said Tuesday that it's due out Nov. 18, the brainchild of Los Angeles producer Ralph Sall. He's been working on it since 2003, and on many of the cuts, the artists are backed by McCartney's current band. McCartney's son James plays keyboard with the Cure in the cover of the Beatles' ``Hello Goodbye.'' Dylan performs the Beatles' ``Things We Said Today,'' Nelson sings ``Yesterday,'' while Joel performs two solo McCartney songs, ``Maybe I'm Amazed'' and ``Live and Let Die.''
Monday, 08 September 2014 16:24

CCMA Award winners!

EDMONTON - Fans' Choice: Johnny Reid Album of the Year: Crop Circles (Dean Brody) Female Artist of the Year: Jess Moskaluke Male Artist of the Year: Gord Bamford Group or Duo of the Year: Small Town Pistols Video of the Year: ``3-2-1'' (Brett Kissel) Rising Star: Tim Hicks Single of the Year: ``When Your Lips Are So Close'' (Gord Bamford) The full list of 2014 CCMA Awards given out at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards, and the CCMA All Star Band Awards are as follows: CCMA Awards of Achievement 2014 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award Beverley Mahood Hank Smith Award of Excellence Deane Cameron Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Artist Inductee Wendell Ferguson Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award – Builder Inductee Ron Sakamoto 2014 Discovery Program Award The Lovelocks 2014 CCMA Award winners announced at Gala Dinner Songwriter(s) of the Year Mine Would Be…
Monday, 08 September 2014 16:19

Manitoba Artists pick up U.S. Music Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 8, 2014 MANITOBA ARTISTS PICK UP U.S. MUSIC AWARDS WINNIPEG, MB – Three Manitoba artists have landed music awards recently, including honours at Wisconsin's Indian Summer Music Awards and California's West Coast American Indian Awards. Rock outfit Indian City, classical singer Rhonda Head, and country chanteuse Tracy Bone have all picked up hardware. The Indian Summer Music Awards were held in Milwaukee on September 7. Indian City earned the top spot in the pop and rock categories for its songs "Duet" and the title track off its latest release, Colors. Rhonda Head, who attended the awards, won in the spiritual category for her rendition of "How Great Thou Art" off her sophomore album, Nikumoon. The West Coast American Indian Awards took place in Hollywood on August 30. Rhonda Head won the award for Canadian Indigenous Artists while JUNO Award nominee Tracy Bone won in the…