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Monday, 30 January 2017 08:44

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017 CHRIS PRONGER - JUSTIN BIEBER Do you really think Justin Bieber was going to play with some of the best N-H-L players ever and they weren't going to take a shot at him? N-H-L great Chris Pronger pinned the Canadian popstar against the boards during a celebrity exhibition game during the N-H-L All-Star weekend on Saturday. It was all in fun, and there were smiles all around. Bieber's revenge was scoring an empty-net goal. Actor Cuba Gooding Junior, who also played, says he was shocked at how good the 22-year-old can play, and adds, ``He's a real sweet kid, too.'' --- BILL MEDLEY - EX WIFE MURDER Investigators believe they have solved the 1976 murder of the ex-wife of Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers using a controversial D-N-A testing method. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says it solved the case of Karen…
WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2016 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 2 12 A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 1 2 1 15 Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 1 3 4 13 Star Of The Show – Thomas Rhett (Valory) 4 5 10 Seein' Red – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 5 6 7 Better Man – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 6 7 9 Something We Shouldn’t Do – Chad Brownlee* (MDM) 7 9 9 Sober Saturday Night – Chris Young ft Vince Gill (RCA Nashville) 8 8 6 Just Sayin' – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 9 10 16 80s Mercedes – Marren Morris (Columbia Nashville) 10 13 7 Think A Little Less – Michael Ray (Atlantic/WEA) 11 11 14 Kill A Word – Eric…
Friday, 27 January 2017 08:22

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017 ALLMAN BROTHERS DRUMMER BUTCH TRUCKS The unexpected death of founding Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks came as a surprise to the music world yesterday, and today, a police report from Trucks’ town of residence, West Palm Beach, FL, says that the musician’s cause of death was suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Miami Herald reports. Trucks was 69 years old.There has been no official release regarding the cause of death, but the Herald reports that the police have made available a transcript of a frantic 911 call made around 6pm on Tuesday evening, reportedly from Trucks’ wife Melinda from their Palm Beach condo, about her husband turning a gun on himself.Trucks was reportedly still alive when the authorities arrived, but the drummer was soon reported deceased by a dispatcher. Conclusions from the autopsy by the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s office will not…
Thursday, 26 January 2017 08:34

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017 GREGG ALLMAN REACTS TO BUTCH TRUCKS' DEATH Singer Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band says he's ``heartbroken'' to learn of the death of drummer Butch Trucks. Trucks died Tuesday at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 69, according to his booking agent. A cause of death was not given. Allman says he knew Trucks since they were teenagers, and they were bandmates for more than 45 years. He calls Trucks ``a great man and a great drummer.'' --- MATT SHARP REACTS TO MARY TYLER MOORE'S DEATH Former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp says he never met Mary Tyler Moore, but he'll always have a soft spot for her. He tweets that she sent each of them a signed picture during the height of popularity for the Weezer song ``Buddy Holly,'' which mentions her. He says, ``It was as sweet…
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 08:34

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017 OSCAR NOMINATIONS - BEST ORIGINAL SONG Sting says he and songwriting partner J. Ralph are ``surprised'' and ``delighted'' at their song being nominated for an Oscar, but mainly because it will focus attention on the movie. Sting and Ralph were nominated for ``The Empty Chair'' from the documentary ``Jim: The James Foley Story,'' about a freelance journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants. Lin-Manuel Miranda also is nominated, for writing ``How Far I'll Go'' from ``Moana (MWA'-nah).'' Miranda says he's wanted to write a Disney song since he was 9, when he saw Sebastian the crab sing calypso music in ``The Little Mermaid.'' Justin Timberlake tweets he's ``speechless'' to be up for the award as part of the songwriting team that wrote ``Can't Stop The Feeling!'' from ``Trolls.'' ''Audition (The Fools Who Dream)`` and ''City of Stars`` from ''La La Land`` also are nominated. The…
Monday, 23 January 2017 16:14

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 MUSIC SNL Alessia Cara is the latest Canadian performer set to take the stage for ``Saturday Night Live.'' The 20-year-old pop singer from Brampton, Ont., will be the comedy sketch show's musical guest on Feb. 4. Actress Kristen Stewart is booked to host the episode. Cara has left quite a mark on the North American music scene over the past two years. Her debut single ``Here'' climbed into the Top 5 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in early 2016 before she grabbed the Juno Award for breakthrough artist of the year. ``Scars to Your Beautiful,'' her latest single, currently sits at its peak 12th position on the Hot 100 chart. She also provided vocals for ``How Far I'll Go,'' a song written by ``Hamilton'' scribe Lin Manuel Miranda for Disney's ``Moana.'' Cara joins an exclusive list of Canadian performers booked for the ``SNL''…
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:44

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017 KAYLA LUKY "BACK TO DIRT" CD RELEASE Grandview's Kayla Luky celebrated her new CD release with a packed house at the Watson Art Centre in Dauphin Saturday night. Openers were Marc Clement, Melisa Stefaniw, Ian MacIntosh & Shawn. Kayla played a mix of songs from the brand new album as well as older favourites. Luky is now heading west to share her new album on the road. --- SAGA - RETIRES Canadian progressive-rock band Saga says the final chapter for the band will be this year. Singer Michael Sadler writes on their website they have ``regretfully decided'' to end the band after 40 years. Their one exception will be to play the Cruise to the Edge cruise in 2018. Saga is best known in the for the 1981 hit ``On The Loose.'' The band formed in Oakville, Ontario in 1977 and enjoyed years of…
Saturday, 21 January 2017 10:50

CKDM Top 20 Week Of January 23 and New Adds

WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2016 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 2 14 Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 1 2 3 11 A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 3 1 16 Blue Ain't Your Color – Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 2 4 5 12 Star Of The Show – Thomas Rhett (Valory) 5 6 9 Seein' Red – Dustin Lynch (Broken Bow) 6 8 6 Better Man – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 7 10 8 Something We Shouldn’t Do – Chad Brownlee* (MDM) 8 7 5 Just Sayin' – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 9 9 8 Sober Saturday Night – Chris Young ft Vince Gill (RCA Nashville) 10 11 15 80s Mercedes – Marren Morris (Columbia Nashville) 11 12 13 Kill A Word –…
Friday, 20 January 2017 08:18

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 TRUMP-CONCERT President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, made their grand entrance at the Lincoln Memorial concert in Washington yesterday to a song that left many saying, ``Huh?'' It was the Rolling Stones song ``Heart Of Stone.'' The song's first lines talk about making girls cry and the chorus says, ``You'll never break, never break, never break, never break this heart of stone.'' The Rolling Stones have not commented but opposed Trump using their songs during the campaign. Sam Moore opened the concert with ``America the Beautiful.'' The other performers were 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, Tim Rushlow of Little Texas, Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, Richie McDonald of Lonestar and Toby Keith. --- CHRISETTE MICHELE Chrisette Michele will perform at U-S President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration today, and it's already costing her something. Director Spike Lee writes on Instagram he had considered using Michele's…
BLAKE SHELTON MAKES HISTORY WITH FAVORITE ALBUM, WINS FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST AT 2017 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS Country music superstar takes the stage to perform “Every Time I Hear That Song” Blake Shelton became the first country artist ever to win the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Album tonight with 2016’s Gold-certified smash If I’m Honest. Shelton, who also took home his second consecutive award for Favorite Male Country Artist, joins superstars and previous winners such as Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and more. “It's so cool to be recognized by the people who are spending the money and taking time out of their day to vote,” Shelton said. “I could not be more thankful. All I've ever wanted to do is sing country music, so to win Favorite Male Country Artist is incredible. And to be the first country artist to ever win Favorite Album is beyond words.…