Category Archives: Music

Halestorm’s lead vocalist joins Gibson as the company’s first female brand ambassador

Gibson, one of the world’s most popular guitar brands, just hired their first female brand ambassador since the company started in 1894. This is one of those occasions when it’s safe to say, it’s about time

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This vital voice in rock music belongs to a woman

Her voice is like a powerful wave that washes over you, giving you the chills when she’s in full force. That’s how Halestorm’s lead guitarist Joe Hottinger described frontwoman and guitarist Lzzy Hale’s voice.

Singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale screaming with her new namesake cardinal red Gibson Lzzy Hale Explorerbird held out in front of her by the neck with her left hand. She wears a black leather jacket and leather pants and stands in front of speakers on a stage with clouds of grey smoke at her feet.
The singer-guitarist with her new Gibson Lzzy Hale Explorerbird
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Billie Eilish launches sultry new fragrance in Canada

The new fragrance from singer Billie Eilish debuts in Canada today, May 11. Until now, it was only available in the United States.

A blond Billie eolith, right shoulder toward the camera, left hand holding the bottle of perfume on her right shoulder, head turned right, eyes cast upward. No sign of clothing. Black background.
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Arcade Fire to headline Osheaga festival after Foo Fighters cancel appearance

Alternative rock band Arcade Fire will headline the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal in its 15th year. The city and the band have had a long history together. It’s only fitting that they were chosen to fill the spot left open when the Foo Fighters cancelled.

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I-Octane’s reggae lyrics rise above  

Inside: Is the Jamaican dancehall musician a playboy or a conscious lyricist? Plus, the new album, video release, live shows in Florida, New York and Ontario, Canada and a critique of Sorry.

I-Octane on leans forward into the mic on stage
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Country music legend given more life

Randy Travis sits in front of a concrete wall

The documentary about Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis originally premiered on Circle Network as a concert special in 2011 to honour the 25th anniversary of Travis’ album Storms of Life. After a near-fatal illness, the special moved beyond just a concert film to the telling of the story of the artist’s life and recovery. 

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‘Good To Be Bad: 45 Years Of Rock Tour’

One of my favourite memories of sitting on a hillside listening to music outdoors is of George Thorogood & The Destroyers in the late 80s and possibly 1990 as well. I’m pretty sure I saw them at least twice at Mariposa in Barrie, Ontario. It was expectedly Ba-ba-ba-ba-baad, Bad to the Bone.

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Viva Las Vegas promoter to get honours at classic car show 

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend written the side fin of a vintage car, black and white
VLV car. Photo: Julie Bergonz

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will present the Key to the City to Viva Las Vegas promoter Tom Ingram for his achievements and contributions to the entertainment industry at the Viva Las Vegas (VLV) Car Show in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday.

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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend

It started with 1,500 people who were mostly strangers, now each year 20,000 of them come together as a community in Las Vegas, Nevada, to hand jive, lindy hop, twist and stroll, dress in decades old vintage fashion, sit poolside at the tiki bar in pin-up style bathing suits à la Jane Russell, Bettie Paige, Eartha Kitt or Jayne Mansfield.

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Rush singer Geddy Lee plays Tom Sawyer on Murdoch Mysteries

Geddy Lee, lead singer of the progressive rock band Rush, said yes to Yannick Bisson when the Murdoch Mysteries star asked him to come by the set and hang out sometime. Somehow, Lee ended up making a guest appearance on the show.

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