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Interview: Tom Green Talks “The Tom Green Show”, Vinyl, and Wanting To Be Friends With Drake

By: Dakota Arsenault – Tom Green – prankster, provocateur, pundit – has a lot on his mind. With his new album, The Tom Green Show, he lays it all out with a dazzling pastiche of social and political commentary, autobiography, and general Tom-foolery. He mixes hip-hop, punk-rock, goth-rock, confessional folk, electronica, and signature novelty tunes into … Continue reading

Gord Downie, Tragically Hip Singer, Dead at 53

By: Curtis Sindrey – Gord Downie, the frontman of beloved Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at 53. According to a statement on the band’s Twitter page, Downie died Tuesday night surrounded by his children and family. “Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always … Continue reading

Charles Bradley, Beloved Soul Singer, Dead At 68

By: Staff – Beloved funk/soul/R&B artist Charles Bradley has died following a battle with stomach cancer. “Always a fighter, Charles battled cancer with everything he had,” a statement read. “Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time. Mr. Bradley was truly grateful for all the love he’s received from his fans and we hope … Continue reading

Charles Bradley Cancels Tour Due To Illness

By: Staff – Charles Bradley has announced the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates due to illness. The beloved soul singer was diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall and, after undergoing treatment and beating it, he returned to the road this past spring. He began to feel run down during recent tour dates and learned … Continue reading

Sharon Jones Dead at 60

By: Staff –   Grammy-nominated soul-R&B-funk artist Sharon Jones, who was best known as the lead singer of Brooklyn-based band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, died last night (Nov. 18th) in Cooperstown, New York of complications from pancreatic cancer at the age of 60. “We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic … Continue reading

W. Brett Wilson and Brett Kissel team up to support Canadians battling cancer

By: Staff – Entrepreneur and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson, and Juno and Canadian Country Music Association Award winning country singer Brett Kissel are joining creative forces to encourage the public to support the hundreds of thousands of Canadians battling cancer each year. The partnership came about after Wilson heard “I Didn’t Fall in Love With Your Hair”—a song on Kissel’s … Continue reading

Stream The Flatliners’ Cover of The Tragically Hip’s “Ahead By A Century”

By: Staff – Toronto-based punk band The Flatliners have just released a cover of The Tragically Hip’s iconic 1996 single “Ahead By A Century”. Inspired by Toronto Mayor John Tory’s recent action to make August 10th ‘Tragically Hip’ Day, The Flatliners decided to record their own acoustic version of “Ahead By A Century” to celebrate the band that has been such … Continue reading

Petition Asking CBC to Broadcast Final Tragically Hip Concert Nears 25,000 Signatures

By: Staff – Nearly 25,000 Canadians have signed Kelly McAlpine’s petition asking the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to broadcast the Tragically Hip’s final show at the K-Rock centre in Kingston on August 20th 2016. Her petition continues to gather momentum as fans struggle to purchase tickets for the band’s final tour, which Ticketmaster made available to the public Friday … Continue reading

The Tragically Hip announce 2016 summer tour

By: Staff – Following the announcement yesterday morning that frontman Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer, The Tragically Hip have announced tour dates for a summer tour, which will support their forthcoming album, Man Machine Poem, out June 17th. Check out the full list of tour dates below. The tour, which will serve as their last ever set of performances, kicks off … Continue reading

Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

By: Staff – Gord Downie, lead singer of iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The band announced in a statement this morning that the singer-songwriter learned of the illness in December. “Since then, obviously, he’s endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard,” the statement said. “In privacy … Continue reading

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