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MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017

 

LETTERMAN TO REPLACE NEIL YOUNG

 

David Letterman will replace an ailing Neil Young as the person inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday. 

According to a statement from the hall, Young ``is regrettably no longer able to induct Pearl Jam'' due to illness and is ``thrilled''

that former TV talk-show host Letterman will substitute. Pearl Jam made its ``Late Show with David Letterman'' debut in 1996 with a version of ``Hail, Hail.'' 

In addition to Pearl Jam, the new rock class incudes the late rapper Tupac Shakur, ELO, Journey, Nile Rodgers, Joan Baez and Yes.

The ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 

The Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland.

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COLDPLAY - CHRIS MARTIN

 

Coldplay singer Chris Martin made a special trip to visit a fan in the Philippines who could not make their show. Martin visited medical student Ken Valiant Santiago in a hospital in Manila where he is battling advanced cancer. Santiago spends his time listening to Coldplay songs and had bought a ticket to the Manila concert yesterday but was too sick to go. Santiago's brother posted an appeal on Facebook asking the band to say hello or send a short message. Concert organizer Rhiza Pascua tweeted a photo of the meeting with the caption, ``Chris Martin, you are an angel!''  Santiago tweeted, ``You've made my heart full of joy.'' 

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - MEMORABILIA

 

A treasure trove of Bruce Springsteen memorabilia is for sale. The catch is that you have to buy the entire collection, and the asking price is 7.5-million. The memorabilia seller Moments In Time is offering a Springsteen fan's collection, which includes such items as the original handwritten lyrics to ``Born To Run,'' ''Rosalita,`` ''Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out`` and ''Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle,`` which evolved into ''Jungleland.`` It also includes Springsteen's address book with the phone numbers for Clarence Clemons and Steve Van Zandt, the black-and-white shirt Springsteen wore on the cover of ''The River`` album, and the lyric notebook with 18 songs he kept when he was 18. 

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MONDO COZMO - ``SHINE''

 

Josh Ostrander of Mondo Cozmo was working two landscaping jobs and had a string of failed record label deals behind him when he wrote the song ``Shine.'' He says he was in a miserable place at the time but he knew instantly it was the best thing he had ever written. It took a while to get a video that worked, though. Ostrander says he turned in three or four different ones before the label liked one. The video shows Ostrander singing on the street and various shots of people looking straight at the camera. He doesn't know any of them. Ostrander says they asked random people to appear in the video and got them to sign releases to agree to it, and the results are ``amazing.'' 

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CHUCK BERRY - KEITH RICHARDS

 

Keith Richards says Chuck Berry once gave him a black eye and Richards refers to it as Berry's ``greatest hit.''

Richards writes in Rolling Stone magazine that he went backstage after a Berry show in New York and saw Berry's guitar lying in its case in his dressing room. Richards says he took a look out of professional interest and plucked the strings. Then Berry walked in and socked him in the left eye. Richards says he realized he was in the wrong and he would have done the same thing if someone was fiddling with his guitar. 

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TUPAC SHAKUR - RESTAURANT

 

The restaurant that Tupac Shakur had envisioned will come to life for just this weekend in New York. Billboard reports Powamekka Cafe will take over the Sweet Chick restaurant on the lower East Side from Friday to Sunday.

The cafe will showcase photos of Shakur and his poetry. The menu will include some of his favourites, including meat loaf, gumbo and his cousin's fried chicken wings. Shakur wrote three pages in a notebook outlining his concept for a restaurant. 

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LONDON POLICE - FAKE TICKET BUYERS

 

British fans trying to snag tickets to see Adele, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Iron Maiden and Coldplay got a surprise when they tried to buy them from a website advertising on Facebook. Not only was the site a fake, but it was set up by the London police.

The fake site Surfed Arts was created to show how easy it is to get duped by an unknown site that claims to sell tickets. The 15-hundred people who clicked through to the site got a warning about falling prey to fraud and how to protect themselves. Women over the age of

65 and those living in London were the most likely to fall for the hoax, while men and women aged 35-44 and those living in Birmingham were the least likely. 

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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - PILGRIMAGE FESTIVAL

 

 Justin Timberlake will finally play the festival he owns. Timberlake will headline the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee, on September 23rd-24th. Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra co-founded the festival, and Timberlake is a partner and producer. The lineup also includes Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples, Gary Clark Junior, Walk The Moon and Better Than Ezra. 

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CHRIS YOUNG - NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND - JULY 4th

 

Chris Young will headline the free Independence Day celebration in Nashville. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band also is on the bill. The Nashville Symphony will perform as the fireworks go off. 

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(The Associated Press)

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Legendary Blues Musician "Big Dave McLean" performs in Dauphin on November 24th!

Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:01
Legendary Blues Musician

The Watson Art Center in Dauphin continues to host some great singer / songwriters and extremely talented musicians, don't miss Blues Legend "Big Dave McLean" on Friday November 24th. For more info on any of this upcoming show in Dauphin, you can call 638-6231 or go online and check out www.watsonartcentre.com

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017 08:29
MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

 

NEIL YOUNG - MUSIC ARCHIVE

 

Neil Young promises to open his music archive for free on Dec. 1st. Young writes on Facebook that fans will be able to ``visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow.'' It dates back to his first single released in Canada in 1963. Young's new album, ``The Visitor,'' will be released that same day.

 

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FIVE FOR FIGHTING - CHRISTMAS SONG

 

Five For Fighting singer John Ondrasik was talking with musician Jim Brickman about how they didn't want to ``just want to regurgitate another Christmas song.''

They both had done work for military causes, so they decided to write a holiday song for them called ``Christmas Where You Are.''

Ondrasik says his work with the military has been rewarding, but people are surprised to learn he has no family connection to the military. He says after 9-11, he got letters from soldiers in Iraq telling him how much his song ``Superman'' meant to them and that sparked his interest in helping them. ``Christmas Where You Are'' is on Brickman's new album, ``A Joyful Christmas.'' 

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AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - PREVIEW

 

Kelly Clarkson and Pink will open the American Music Awards on Sunday. Other performers include Lady Gaga, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid , Imagine Dragons and Demi Lovato.

Diana Ross also will perform and get a lifetime achievement award.

Whoever wins artist of the year will win it for the first time. The contenders are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Toronto rapper Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Mars leads the nominations with eight. A-B-C will carry the awards live from Los Angeles. 

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BONO - LITHUANIA INVITE

 

The mayor of a town in Lithuania where Bono supposedly owns a shopping mall has invited Bono to visit it.

Alvydas Katinas, the mayor of Utena in northeastern Lithuania, says he wrote to Bono to invite him to see the Ausra shopping centre.

Bono was named in the so-called Paradise Papers, documents that detail tax dodging by multinationals and wealthy individuals.

According to the documents, Bono is a part owner of the mall due to low-tax investments in Malta. Katinas says Bono has never visited Lithuania and he could help promote the town. 

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``THOR: RAGNORAK'' - ``IMMIGRANT SONG'' SALES

 

Led Zeppelin's ``Immigrant Song'' is seeing a sales boost, thanks to the new ``Thor'' movie. Billboard reports 18-thousand downloads of the song were sold in the week after ``Thor: Ragnorak '' opened two weeks ago, compared to the previous week's sales of about two-thousand. The song is featured in the movie. ``Immigrant Song'' was featured in the movie's trailer that came out in April and it sold seven-thousand copies that week. 

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD - OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAME

 

Carrie Underwood's broken wrist has cost her a home-state honour. The Oklahoma City Oklahoman reports Underwood was not inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame last night because she was unable to attend. Hall of Fame officials say Underwood will be eligible to be nominated again and will be considered for a future class. Underwood injured herself in a fall at her home in Nashville last Friday. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SETS SALES MARK

 

In just four days, Taylor Swift's new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year.

Billboard reports ``reputation,'' moved 1.05-million copies in the first four days after its Nov. 10 release. Before Swift released her album, Ed Sheeran's ``Divide'' was the year's bestselling album, with 919-thousand units sold. Number three is Kendrick Lamar's ``Damn.'' It has sold 842-thousand units. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SURPRISE

 

Right on the heels of Billboard's report that her ``reputation'' album moved more than one-million copies in its first four days, we get word of a surprise she gave some fans in Tennessee. The Nashville Tennessean reports the superstar singer chronicled a run she made through a local Target store. She stopped by to pick up a few things, including that new album. She says she has a tradition of visiting the store to buy her album when a new one comes out. 

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``DESPACITO'' - LATIN GRAMMYS

 

The global hit ``Despacito'' was the big winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. It made good on all four of its nominations, including record and song of the year.

Singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi dedicated his awards to his native Puerto Rico, as did several other artists throughout the three-hour show, which opened with a moment of silence for the storm-ravaged island. 

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MEEK MILL - APPEAL

 

Among the arguments Meek Mills' lawyers are offering in their plea to get him out of prison is the fact that neither his probation officer nor a prosecutor thought he should go back to prison. His lawyers have filed an appeal asking for Mill's probation to be terminated. Last week, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison for violating probation in a gun and drug case. Brinkley cited a failed drug test, failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel and two other unrelated arrests. Because Mill is a celebrity, he's in protective custody in state prison, but the only housing for protective custody there is solitary confinement, according to the motion. On Tuesday, Mill's lawyers asked Brinkley to recuse herself from the case, saying she's overstepped her bounds as a judge. They say among other things, Brinkley asked Mill to remake the Boyz II Men song ``On Bended Knee'' and mention her in it. 

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NOTHING BUT THIEVES - SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS

 

Nothing But Thieves says they ``100 per cent deny'' allegations of sexual assault. The band says in a statement they were advised not to address false allegations that have circulated on social media, but they say they could not idly sit by.

They say the past week has been one of the most difficult of their career and add that ``being demonized and subject to so much hate over things that are false is incredibly upsetting.'' They are considering legal action. A Nothing But Thieves concert sponsored by the British magazine New Music Express was called off this week in response to the allegations. 

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HALSEY - CALLS OFF SHOW

 

Halsey says she needs to take a few days from her tour to gain her composure, but she's not saying what's wrong.

Billboard magazine reports Halsey stopped her concert in Calgary, mid-set, and the rest was cancelled. Wednesday's show in Edmonton was called off. Halsey apologizes on Instagram and says very few things in the world would make her stop a show. She promises to make it up to her Canadian fans. Halsey intends to be good to go for the Minneapolis concert tomorrow. 

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MARIAH CAREY - CANCELS CONCERTS

 

Mariah Carey is calling off the first few shows of her ``All I Want For Christmas'' tour because she's sick. She writes on social media she had the flu last week and now has an upper respiratory infection. The tour was supposed to begin tonight in Windsor, Ontario. While Carey does not state which dates are affected, her website indicates her next scheduled date is Nov. 27th in New York. 

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(The Associated Press)

 

 

SINGER/SONGWRITER RICHARD INMAN PLAYS BRUCE'S FIREHOUSE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:33
SINGER/SONGWRITER RICHARD INMAN PLAYS BRUCE'S FIREHOUSE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

 

 

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Richard InmanWinnipeg, Manitoba

Richard Inman is quickly becoming a staple of Winnipeg’s folk and country scene. With a rich baritone voice and delicate musical touch, he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh.

Between relentless gigging and a residency at the legendary Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, Richard has proven himself a savvy songwriter and true prairie gem.

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:26
MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

 

 

MELISSA ETHERIDGE - GUILTY PLEA

 

Melissa Etheridge has been fined 750-dollars and ordered to serve unsupervised probation for a misdemeanour charge of possessing marijuana. Etheridge's lawyer entered a guilty plea on her behalf Tuesday in Bowbells, North Dakota. She was arrested in August when her tour bus crossed from Canada into the U-S and investigators found marijuana on board.

KMOT-TV reports Etheridge's attorney says she intended to apply for a medical marijuana license in North Dakota. She has used marijuana to treat her breast cancer.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - NEW SINGER

 

After Stone Temple Pilots got more than 15-thousand online applications to be their new lead singer, they went with a guy who did not apply that way. Jeff Gutt (GOOT) will be the new S-T-P singer. He's a veteran of the Detroit music scene and was the runner-up on the third season of ``The X Factor.'' Bassist Robert DeLeo heard about Gutt after playing a show with Hollywood Vampires and asked Gutt to try out. S-T-P auditioned more than 30 singers. Gutt says no one can fill the shoes of late singer Scott Weiland and he's not even going to try. He says S-T-P's songs deserve to be performed and he's honoured the band chose him to help. The new version of S-T-P will release an album early next year. Their first single, ``Meadow,'' is out now. 

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD - SURGERY

 

Carrie Underwood says she's ``doing great'' after having surgery on her wrist Tuesday. Underwood tweets all went well, even though she will ``be setting off airport metal detectors from now on.'' She gives a shout-out to the medical personnel, family and friends who she says have been taking great care of her. Underwood broke her wrist in a fall at her home in Nashville on Friday night. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SHOPPING

 

Shoppers at Target in Nashville ran into a familiar face Tuesday night: Taylor Swift. She has a tradition of going to Target to buy her latest album. She chronicled the night of signing autographs and taking selfies on Instagram Stories. One man said he lives across the street and just came in to get pasta sauce and he ran into Swift. Another fan was near tears as she told a friend on the phone, ``I love Taylor Swift. Yeah, she's just out here shopping!'' Swift's album, ``reputation,'' came out last week. 

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PHARRELL WILLIAMS - ``100 YEARS''

 

Pharrell Williams has released a song that will not be heard again for a century, assuming the earth is still around. Williams debuted a new song called ``100 Years'' has been engraved on vinyl made out of clay in Shanghai this week. It will be locked in a safe that's vulnerable to water damage. If rising tides caused by global warming don't destroy the vinyl, it will be released in 2117. Williams says if humans as a species don't do something about climate change, ``We lose the track but we also lose the planet.'' What's the song about? Williams says it's a sarcastic postcard to climate change deniers. 

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EDDIE MONTGOMERY - REMEMBERS TROY GENTRY

 

Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry says a little piece of his soul was lost the day of bandmate Troy Gentry's death. Montgomery tells People magazine the September helicopter crash that killed Gentry was ``horrific'' and he will never get over it. Montgomery says years ago, they actually talked about what they'd do if one of them died, and they agreed to keep Montgomery Gentry going. Montgomery says he always thought he'd be the one to go first. 

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LINKIN PARK - LIVE ALBUM

 

Linkin Park fans will be able to get a listen to the concert the band never got to perform in the U-S Linkin Park will release the ``One More Light Live'' album on Dec. 15th. It was recorded during their run of shows in early summer in South America and Europe. The surviving band members say in a statement the shows were ``extraordinary'' and singer Chester Bennington said they were the best shows they had ever done. Bennington hanged himself July 20th, the day before the American leg of the tour was supposed to begin. 

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(The Associated Press)