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Could a Hole reunion be in the works? It kinda looks like it.

A little more than twenty-five years after Hole released their Live Through This album, thoughts turn to the prospect of a reunion to commemorate the occasion. Could it happen? The Hole 90s kids remember featuring Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Canadian bassist Melissa Aur Der Maur, and drummer Patty Schemel broke up in 2002. There was [&hellip.. more

Rock My World Canada, chapter 68: Heavy Moon

[Mike Carr is determined to create a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. – AC] Heavy Moon is the [&hellip.. more

Acoustics and concert halls: How it all comes together.

Back in 2012, Talking Heads man David Byrne wrote a book called How Music Works and in it, he discusses how architecture can affect how music is composed and performed. For example, he makes some fascinating observations of how the layout of CBGB contributed to the sound and perception of New York punk in the [&hellip.. more

How older music fans can get into streaming

[Younger generations (i.e. people under 30) are all over the convenience of streaming music services. But what if you’re from an age where ownership (CDs, vinyl) was paramount? How can these demos learn to embrace streaming? Contributor Jess Walter takes a look. – AC] How Can Streaming Services Entice Older Adults? Almost two in every [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Saturday, May 25, 2019

It might be Memorial Day Weekend in America, but there’s still music news to discuss for May 25, 2019. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. Which music services pay out the best to artists? This chart explains everything. “AirPods, explained.” If you bought ever iPhone as it came out, it would cost THIS [&hellip.. more

Would you pay extra for an aisle seat at a concert? You may soon have to.

After the usurious fees they charge for baggage (and in some cases, carry-ons), the biggest cash grab by the airline industry is the charges levied for the privilege of choosing your seat. And the better the seat (exit row, closer to the front, upgraded legroom), the more you pay. It appears that the concert industry [&hellip.. more

Tickets for Our Lady Peace’s resurrected Summersault Festival are now on sale

There was a period when Canada was awash in touring summer music festivals, all run domestically. EdgeFest. The Tragically Hip’s Another Roadside Attraction. Lilith Fair, which was founded by Sarah McLachlan. And Summersault, the brainchild of Our Lady Peace. There were two Summersaults. The first in 1998 featured OLP plus I Mother Earth, Sloan, Garbage, [&hellip.. more

The Verve gets the rights back to “Bittersweet Symphony”

It a stunning bit of generosity, the songwriting credits to (and thus all the money derived from) The Verve’s 1997 hit, “Bittersweet Symphony,” have been returned to The Verve 23 years after being taken away. Allow me to explain. In 1997, Verve singer Richard Ashcroft composed the song after being inspired by an old record [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Friday, May 24, 2019

On this day in 1956, the first-ever Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. Things just got weirder ever since. Meanwhile, in music news for May 24, 2019… Can you imagine being paid US$50,000 an hour to play video games? Some people are. There’s another Kurt Cobain/Nirvana t-shirt controversy. Courtney’s not happy. And would [&hellip.. more

Man tries to fix vintage synth and ends up on a 9-hour LSD trip

If you’re into vintage musical gear, you’ll know that old synthesizers are in huge demand, especially units from the late 60s and through the 70s. There’s just something special about the analogue sounds they can make. Old Moogs are highly prized (there’s even something called The Moogseum which has preserved some of these units) but [&hellip.. more

Rock is NOT dead or dying. These global stats prove it.

A new music industry study called the IMS Business Report took a look at a wide range of stats to see how dance music is doing on a worldwide scale. Along with details on how 1.5 billion people listened to dance music in 2018 and that sales of this music fell slightly last year (up [&hellip.. more

Watch a trailer for the upcoming Leonard Cohen documentary

When Leonard Cohen met Marianne Ihlen, she became his muse, and eventually inspired the song “So Long, Marianne.” A new doc on their relationship is coming July 5, directed by Nick Broomfield. If that name is familiar, he’s the guy behind Kurt & Courtney, the doc that alleged that Courtney had something to do with [&hellip.. more

New Music From The Inbox: Rueben and the Dark, Ryann, Lisa, and more!

Artist: Rueben and the DarkSong: You and I Rueben and the Dark tend to create soulful and expressive folk-rock with a strong sense of harmony and introspective lyrics. The anthemic You and I is no exception. According to the band, this sentimental track  is about “the past but carries a sentiment very grounded in the present [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Thursday, May 23, 2019

It was on this day in 1873 that the Canadian government established the RCMP. As for music news on May 23, 2019… Fake artists on Spotify: a growing problem. For the first time in almost 20 years, Our Lady Peace is bringing back their Summersault Festival. The lineup includes Bush, Live, Human Kebab from USS, [&hellip.. more

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