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Friday, 09 June 2017 08:20

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

 

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

 

JERRY LEGER AT BRUCE'S FIREHOUSE TONIGHT!

 


Toronto based artist Jerry Leger will play Bruce's Firehouse (238-3rd Ave. N.E.) tonight.  Leger is promoting his new album "Nonsense and Heartache".  Doors open at 7:30.  Show time is 8 PM.  Admission $20.

 

PHIL COLLINS - INJURY

 

Phil Collins postponed his London shows last night and tonight after he seriously hurt himself tripping over a chair in the middle of the night in his hotel room. Collins' management says he suffers from walking problems after a back operation and his fall caused a severe gash near his eye. Collins had several stitches and was hospitalized for observation. He is expected to be back on stage Sunday in Cologne, Germany, on his ``Not Dead Yet'' tour. 

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TWISTED SISTER - LAWSUIT - FAREWELL TOUR

 

Twisted Sister says it didn't get paid.

The promoter says it's because the show was a rainout. Now they're going to court. Guitarist Jay Jay French's company, Jema Productions, which handles the band's contracts, is suing promoter John D'Esposito and his company Rock N Festivals over their appearance at The Rock Carnival in Lakewood, New Jersey, last fall.

Twisted Sister says it was paid only 50-thousand dollars U-S out of an agreed 200-thousand dollar appearance fee. D'Esposito says in court documents Twisted Sister agreed to accept a post-dated check.

Two weeks later, an attorney the event told French's company not to cash the check because of insufficient funds. D'Esposito blames bad weather for poor attendance, which led to refunds. Twisted Sister says they still played -- and it was billed as a no-refunds event. 

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LADY ANTEBELLUM - HORN SECTION

 

It was Hillary Scott's dream to put horns on a Lady Antebellum song. Bandmate Charles Kelley says Scott has been begging for horns for the past two or three records. Scott says she even pushed it for their Christmas album. Kelley says they always dismissed it because they aren't a horn section band and it didn't make sense. Then the song ``You Look Good'' came along. Kelley says the bass riff was so old-school funk that horns added a fresh dimension to their sound. ``You Look Good'' appears on Lady A's new album, ``Heart Break,'' out today. 

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EMINEM - HEADPHONES - GRADS

 

Eminem surprised some high school seniors in Flint, Michigan, this week with graduation presents. The Flint Journal reports an audio message from Eminem was played Tuesday at the Flint Community Schools commencement, in which he offered his congratulations. His foundation provided each graduate with a set of Beats By Dre headphones. Last August, Eminem's foundation gave backpacks full of school supplies to elementary students in Flint.

 

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FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - FATHER

 

Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line says he's got ``a lil Hubbard in the cupboard.'' He announced on Instagram his wife, Hayley, is pregnant. He says they've had such a hard time not telling everyone in the past few months and they can't wait for the next chapter in their lives. 

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DUA LIPA - ALBUM - DELAYED

 

It's Dua Lipa's own fault that it took so long for her self-titled debut album to come out. It was to be released in September and it finally came out last week. Lipa says she wanted to put out singles to establish herself as an artist. However, she didn't want to have an album full of songs that were already out, so she kept making new music. Now that it's out, on a scale of one to ten, Lipa says her excitement level is ``200.'' 

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ARIANA GRANDE - TOUR

 

Ariana Grande is back on the road again. She resumed her world tour in Paris on Wednesday after putting two weeks' worth of dates on hold following a suicide bombing at her concert in Manchester, England, on May 22. Grande posted on Instagram, ``Thinking of our angels every step of the way.'' Twenty-two people were killed at the Manchester concert.

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PROPHETS OF RAGE - CHRIS CORNELL

 

Prophets of Rage has provided a touching tribute to Chris Cornell at their Berlin concert on Wednesday. Prophets of Rage include Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, who played with Cornell in Audioslave. Fan video shows the band playing an instrumental version of the Audioslave song ``Like A Stone'' with a spotlight on the microphone. The crowd provided the vocals. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - STREAMING

 

Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora. The pop star's representative confirmed her full catalog will return to all streaming platforms today. Her official Instagram fan account, Taylor Nation, posted the news Thursday. Five of her albums, including ``1989,'' also will be available on Tidal, Amazon and other streaming platforms. Swift removed her music from Spotify in 2014 around the release of ``1989,'' a Grammy-winning multi-hit pop album. No streaming service besides Apple Music was able to stream it. Swift's hits include ``Shake It Off,'' ``We Are Never Getting Back Together'' and ``You Belong With Me.'' 

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(The Canadian Press)

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Enjoy Live Music in Ste.Rose this Saturday evening!

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:01
Enjoy Live Music in Ste.Rose this Saturday evening!

Ste.Rose will host some live music this Saturday evening November 18, from 7:30 to 9:30pm featuring Alphonsine and Ken Koehler. The performance will be at the Arts and Cultural Center across from the Ste.Rose Library. Snack and beverage provided, get in on the sing a long, and please bring your instruments. 

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)