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Friday, 19 December 2014 08:41

MUSIC NEWS: Friday, December 19, 2014

Music News: Friday, December 19, 2014 RECORDING ACADEMY ANNOUNCES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS The Bee Gees, George Harrison and Buddy Guy are among the musicians who will be given special awards from the Recording Academy. They will be given lifetime achievement awards during a ceremony on February 7. They will also be acknowledged during the Grammys on February 8. The Louvin Brothers, Flaco Jimenez, Wayne Shorter and classical musician Pierre Boulez will also receive the award. --- PAUL McCARTNEY WRITES FOR VIDEO GAME Paul McCartney felt that after playing a shoot-em-up game, players probably need some positive vibes. McCartney wrote the ballad ``Hope For The Future'' for the first-person shooter ``Destiny.'' McCartney says he decided to be the ``optimistic hope for the future'' in the game. That song came easy for him, but they don't always do that. McCartney says he wants to write something in response to the police killings…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:14

Music News: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Music News: Thursday, December 18, 2014 ELTON JOHN IS GETTING MARRIED Elton John and his partner, Canadian David Furnish, will have another wedding this weekend. Britain legalized marriages for same-sex couples in March. Before that, gay couples could form civil partnerships with the same legal status. John and Furnish were among the first couples in Britain to enter a civil partnership in 2005. Rules allowing couples in civil partnerships to convert their status to marriage came into effect last week. It's simply a matter of paperwork, but John and Furnish are planning a private ceremony to celebrate the change. --- ROGER DALTREY HAS THROAT INFECTION The Who are calling off the final two shows of their British tour because Roger Daltrey is sick. He's suffering from a throat infection and has been ordered to rest his voice. The shows were supposed to be last night and tonight in London. The…
MANITOBA MUSIC'S YEAR IN REVIEW: One Helluva Year of Music in Manitoba The JUNOS. BreakOut West. Manitoba Live. Polaris. Calling 2014 the Year of Music in Manitoba is almost an understatement... Winnipeg was the capital of Canadian music as excitement amped up for The 2014 JUNO Awards, which recognized homegrown acts with 13 nominations. The massive event took over Winnipeg in March for a week of fun including packing local venues for JUNOfest, a glittery invite-only gala, and the big ticket televised spectacle at the MTS Centre. Winnipeg also hosted many lead-up events and "Random Acts of JUNO" everywhere from transit buses to shopping malls and frozen skating trails to indie coffee shops, proving that here in Winnipeg, we really do speak music. The JUNOS wasn't the only major music event to converge on Winnipeg. The 12th annual BreakOut West rolled into Winnipeg in October with a two-night music festival,…
2015 UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION JUDGING PANEL ANNOUNCED Sinead O'Connor, Alt-J, The Killers, Aimee Mann, Dustin Lynch, Rosanne Cash, and More Sign On As Judges Unsigned Only Music Competition revealed today its high-profile judging panel for the 2015 competition, which is now accepting entries. The renowned panel consists of iconic recording artists and journalists and will determine the winners in eleven categories representing a wide variety of commercial genres of music. Designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label, Unsigned Only's goal is to find an outstanding, talented performing artist: a band, singer, or solo artist. Unsigned Only gives away over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including $10,000 in cash and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives to the overall Grand Prize winner. First and Second Place winners in each category will also be chosen. The deadline to enter…
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 08:48

MUSIC NEWS:WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014

ROCK HALL ANNOUNCES INDUCTEES Maybe, just maybe, Bill Withers will sing at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Withers has not performed publicly in decades. He tells Rolling Stone he wants to play but he doesn't want to be ``one of those old guys that sounds like a gerbil trying to give birth to a hippopotamus.'' He says he's going to try singing in the coming months and then make a decision. Billie Joe Armstrong says he had to take a walk when he found out Green Day would be inducted. Joan Jett says she's still collecting her thoughts after the news that she'll be inducted and ``the feeling is surreal.'' The other inductees are Ringo Starr, Paul Butterfield, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lou Reed. The ``5'' Royales will be inducted as an early influence. The Rock Hall inductions are April 18th in Cleveland. --- IGGY AZALEA TOPS…
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10:59

FOREIGNER PLAYS 2 SHOWS IN WINNIPEG IN MARCH

FOREIGNER March 24 & 25 – 8pm Tickets starting at $45 (plus taxes & fees) On sale - Dec 19 www.casinosofwinnipeg.com With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game. At Foreigner’s core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner’s influence, along with…
Scott Richmond (Americana/Roots) Friday, May 8th, 2015 Bruce’s Firehouse (238 - 3rd Ave. N.E., Dauphin) Doors 7:30pm Show 8 pm Admission $20 For more info please call 204.648.4834 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. About Scott Richmond: Since the release of his debut album, Come What May, in the spring of this year, Scott Richmond has been catching the attention of fans, press, and music industry pros alike. His music is receiving airplay on more than 40 radio stations across Canada, his album has reached the Top 20 on multiple independent folk and roots charts, he is making guest appearances on TV and radio for stations like CTV, CBC, Radio-Canada, and GlobalTV, and he will be showcasing at this year’s BreakOut West during the Western Canadian Music Awards. As a Nashville recording artist, Richmond worked with such luminaries as Colin Linden (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, The Band, Bob Dylan), Kris Wilkinson (Bruce…
Music News: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS It was a big night for Luke Bryan at the first-ever American Country Countdown Awards. He ended up with three awards, tying Florida Georgia Line for most honoured at the event. Bryan won for male vocalist of the year. But he was beaten out for Artist of the Year by Jason Aldean --- JUSTIN BIEBER DENIES DATING STEPHEN BALDWIN'S DAUGHTER You've probably heard the rumours, too. But Canadian pop-star Justin Bieber says don't believe them. Billboard reports he's gone on Instagram to deny he's been dating Hailey Baldwin, daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin. He describes the rumours as ``crazy,'' says he is ``super single'' and that Baldwin is just a ``good friend.'' The singer also posted a photo of the two of them lounging in the back seat of a car. Baldwin is also denying the rumours. She says in…
Dallas Smith plays Credit Union Place in Dauphin January 30th. Also appearing is Charlie Worsham and Roblin's Ryan Keown. For more info about the Dallas Smith/Charlie Worsham "Social" click here: http://730ckdm.com/index.php/music/concert-listings/event/129-dallas-smith-with-special-guest-charlie-worsham 
Monday, 15 December 2014 09:18

Music News: Monday, December 15, 2014

Music News: Monday, December 15, 2014 CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON CONCERT Rita Ora and Darius Rucker helped the first family celebrate the holidays. President Barack Obama and his family took in the 33rd annual ``Christmas in Washington'' concert last night. Actor Dwayne Johnson hosted and jokingly did his own rendition of ``Deck the Halls.'' Other performers at the Christmas celebration included Christina Perri; Aloe Blacc; Earth, Wind and Fire; and Hunter Hayes. The concert will be broadcast Friday evening on T-N-T. The event is a benefit for the Children's National Health System. --- STEVEN VAN ZANDT DIRECTS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt had enough to deal with when he directed his first T-V episode. On top of that, one of his actors was Bruce Springsteen making his acting debut. Van Zandt says Springsteen did fine with his part on ``Lilyhammer,'' but it's more fun now that it's…