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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.

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SESSION GUITARIST BRUCE LANGHORNE DIES

 

The musician credited with inspiring Bob Dylan to write the song ``Mr Tambourine Man'' has died.  Session guitarist Bruce Langhorne died Friday of kidney failure at his home in Venice, California, according to a family friend.  He was 78.

Langhorne was a mainstay of the Greenwich Village folk rock scene in the 1950s and '60s.  He played on Dylan's ``Bringing It All Back Home'' album in 1965.  Dylan said in the liner notes of his ``Biograph'' boxed set that Langhorne played a tambourine as big as a wagon wheel and that image stuck in his head.  Langhorne also played on albums by Joan Baez, John Sebastian and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. 

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WARPED TOUR CHANGES POLICY ON FREE PARENT TICKETS

 

The Warped Tour has reversed course on its free parent ticket policy.  For the past two years, the tour offered free admission to a parent with a child who had bought a ticket.

This year, the tour had eliminated that, arguing that while the lineup is aimed at teens and young adults, it also included several legacy acts.  The Warped Tour has issued a statement saying they tried to strike a balance and they admit they tipped too far, so Warped will bring back the program.  The tour has had a ``reverse day care'' tent for parents for years.  This year's Warped Tour begins June 16th in Seattle, featuring American Authors, Goldfinger, GWAR, The Ataris and Save Ferris. 

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THE CHAINSMOKERS HIT NUMBER ONE

 

The Chainsmokers' first full-length album has hit number one its first week out.  Billboard reports ``Memories...Do Not Open'' moved 221-thousand units.  Last week's number one, ``More Life'' by Drake, drops to second. 

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TRISHA YEARWOOD REVEALS HER WAX FIGURE IN NASHVILLE

 

The Trisha Yearwood figurine at Madame Tussauds Nashville is so realistic it even has some of her own hair extensions.  Yearwood unveiled the figure on Thursday and joked that her husband, Garth Brooks, might really like ``a quiet Trisha.''  Yearwood took a selfie with the Justin Timberlake figure because she knows him and wants to send it to him to show they were hanging out. 

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OZZY OSBOURNE WILL PLAY STURGIS

 

Ozzy Osbourne will attempt to make more noise than hundreds of motorcycles.  He will perform at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on April 9th.  The annual event draws thousands of people to the Black Hills of South Dakota every year. 

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PRINCE DEATH INVESTIGATION

 

This week will mark one year since the shocking news that Prince was found dead at his home near Minneapolis.  But it appears investigators are apparently no closer to determining whether anyone might end up being held to blame criminally in the case.  An official with knowledge of the investigation says investigators have yet to speak with a key associate of the musician.  And there has been no move to ask a grand jury to consider whether criminal charges might be filed.

Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl -- and counterfeit pills were found in a search of Paisley Park. 

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PRINCE - ESTATE

 

No one has officially named the legal heirs to Prince's estate.  But it appears once his sister and her five half-siblings are settled in as inheritors of his fortune, there will be plenty to divvy up.  In the 12-months since his death, the executors of his estate have turned his Paisley Park home and recording studios into as museum and concert hall.  His music is available on a number of streaming services -- something that hadn't been the case before.  And there will be a remastered version of his iconic album, ``Purple Rain'' due out in June, along with two other albums of unreleased music.  The executors haven't spelled out how much money this will all bring in -- but it will likely be more than a little bit. 

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REVENUES FROM PRINCE'S PAISLEY PARK GO BACK INTO PAISLEY PARK

 

Have you put off home repairs for way too long?  Turns out Prince did too.  Paisley Park manager Joel Weinshanker says most of the money from admissions to Prince's compound is going toward upkeep.  He says Paisley Park was in ``grave disrepair'' when Prince died.  He says the heating and cooling system needed replacing, some rooms that stored videos had water damage and Prince's outfits were improperly stored.

Weinshanker won't say how much money Paisley Park has made since it opened to the public, but he says close to 100-thousand people have toured the place.  Friday is the first anniversary of Prince's death.  This weekend, Paisley Park will host The Revolution, Morris Day and the Time, New Power Revolution and members of 3RDEYEGIRL. 

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ANN WILSON'S HUSBAND SENTENCED IN INCIDENT INVOLVING NANCY WILSON'S KIDS

 

The husband of singer Ann Wilson of Heart has received a suspended sentence of 364-days in jail after he pleaded guilty to choking the 16-year-old twin sons of guitarist Nancy Wilson.  Dean Witter also will serve two years of probation, pay restitution and have no contact with his nephews, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.  Authorities say the boys wanted to see Ann Wilson's new tour bus and Wetter let them do that as long as they didn't let the dogs out.  Authorities say one of the boys exited first and left the door open for his brother and stepsister, and Wetter immediately became upset.  The sheriff's report says Wetter punched the boy and grabbed him by the throat, then grabbed the other twin by the throat when he tried to intervene.  Wetter and Ann Wilson have been married for two years.  The Wilson sisters have said Heart is on hiatus and they're working on separate projects. 

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RADIOHEAD'S COACHELLA SET IS HIT WITH TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

 

For a while at Coachella, the only people who could hear Radiohead was Radiohead.  The Los Angeles Times reports Radiohead's headlining spot on Friday was marred with sound problems that were not apparent on stage.  The band left the stage twice.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke initially blamed the problem on ``aliens.''  Yorke later said, ``I'd love to tell you a joke, lighten the mood, something like that.  But this is Radiohead.'' 

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LORETTA LYNN MARKS 85 YEARS

 

Loretta Lynn joked she didn't know why people were making such a fuss over her 85th birthday concert in Nashville over the weekend.  Rolling Stone quotes Lynn as saying she's only 26.  She also says she can work any 26-year-old girl under the table any day.  Her sisters Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue Wright, her daughters Patsy and Peggy Lynn, and Martina McBride were special guests. 

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JULIAN LENNON AND HIS FATHER'S WHITE FEATHER

 

John Lennon once told his son, Julian, that should he ever die, he'd let Julian know that everything was all right with a white feather.  Julian Lennon says he thought that was odd, told his mother and forgot about it.  Julian Lennon says years later he was on tour in Australia and the Mirning tribe gave him a white swan's feather.  He took that as a sign that it was his turn to do something to help the world.  Julian Lennon has written a children's environmental book called ``Touch The Earth'' that follows a group of kids as they travel the globe on the White Feather Flier.  It's out now. 

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JAMIROQUAI KEYBOARDIST TOBY SMITH DIES

 

Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay confirms the death of the group's original keyboardist Toby Smith.

Kay writes on Facebook Smith died Thursday of a ``voracious illness,'' but he does not say what that is.  Smith was 46.  Kay says Smith had an ``obtuse sense of humour'' and there would have been no Jamiroquai without Smith.  Jamiroquai are probably best known for the 1996 hits ``Virtual Insanity'' and ``Cosmic Girl.''

Smith left the band in 2002. 

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(The Canadian 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)