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Watch the Dropkick Murphys play a concert for a 3-year-old cancer patient

Quinn Waters is just three years old, but he’s already had a challenging life. Diagnosed with a medullobastoma (a tumor on the brain stem), he’s undergone surgery (it got 95% of the tumor) and many rounds of chemotherapy, the little guy is hanging in there. As he recovers, Quinn has to stay indoors because of [&hellip.. more

Fan of Ozzy? A 24-LP vinyl set is coming soon.

Because Ozzy’s body of work outside of Black Sabbath is rather impressive, it’s perhaps time that everything was collected into a comprehensive box set. Ask and ye shall receive. Come November 29–just in time for Ozzy to play Santa–a new collection entitled See You on the Other Side will be available for the low, low [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Saturday, August 24, 2019

If you’re going to a movie this weekend, note that Thomas Edison patented something called “motion pictures” on this day in 1891. Let’s see what’s happening in music news for August 24, 2019. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. Tay-Tay has come out against Trump. This will be interesting… Lemmy goes country. Yes, [&hellip.. more

NASA names a rock on Mars after The Rolling Stones

When NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars back in November 2018, the wash from the landing rockets hit a golf ball-sized, causing it to roll away about a metre away from the landing site, leaving a little trail in the Martian sand. A stone. It rolled. Hmm. After 60,000 signatures demanding that someone do [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Friday, August 23, 2019

On this day in 1991, something called the World Wide Web first opened to the public. And now we can do things like share music news for August 23, 2019. Eminem has sued Spotify for infringing on 243 songs. This could cost billions. Wait: Michael Jackson’s will is missing? Speaking of which, where will Spotify [&hellip.. more

Taylor Swift says she’s going to re-record her old songs out of spite.

Last year, Taylor Swift chose not to re-sign with Big Machine, the label that helped make her into the superstar she is today, opting instead for a big-money deal with Republic Records. Fine. Artists jump labels all the time. But as with all things Tay-Tay, things are never exactly what they seem. While Taylor owns [&hellip.. more

If you have dreams of being a music journalist, best read this first.

One of the most coveted jobs in all of journalism is a job that involves covering music. And yeah, it’s a pretty cool gig. Unfortunately, (1) the number of proper-paying jobs are shrinking, (2) the number of people clamouring for what gigs are out there is increasing, and (3) it’s actually getting harder to do [&hellip.. more

Get Posters on the Wall of Your Fave Rock Group KISS

Great song, that “In the Garage”. Whether you’ve attained the rank of general in their O.G. Army or just know them from appearing on Family Guy, you must have been living under a rock for an awfully long time to not be at least cognizant of KISS. I mean, they’ve only been at this for [&hellip.. more

New Music From The Inbox: Tourist, Sleater Kinney, Big Thief, and more!

Artist: TouristSong: SoAlbum: Wild This is a truly artistic track where you can’t tell where it’s going, it’s about the journey. It paints a scene with gentle piano, brushes of sensitive strings, swelling synth, frantic beats, and distorted vocals all coming together to make a unique and compelling masterpiece. Find this track on the UK [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Thursday, August 22, 2019

Why can’t I get grass to grow in that one-square-foot spot on my front lawn? I’ve tried everything, including digging down eight inches and adding new soil. I’ll be thinking about that as you take a look at music news for August 22. A Phish concert is being threatened by plague-carrying prairie dogs. You read [&hellip.. more

This rapper’s sign language interpreter KILLS it with her mad skillz.

Ever been to a concert with a sign language interpreter helping hearing-impaired people get deeper into the music? They’re especially popular at rap shows where lyrical content is everything. Take the case of a recent show by Twista, a guy who has been tagged as the fastest rapper in the world when he had a [&hellip.. more

Neil Young is still fighting to save high-fidelity music

I’m with Neil Young on this. Since the advent of the MP3, people have quietly accepted (if not fully embraced) music with audio quality that is far, far, inferior to what was enjoyed in the 70s and 80s. Back in the day, people spend huge dollars on stereo gear in an effort to have the [&hellip.. more

Geeks and Beats podcast, episode 241: Sugar Sugar

The hit by the manufactured (animated!) band designed to cash-in on this new demographic called the “teenager” just turned 50. We talk to Andy Kim, the singer-songwriter behind the 1969 hit “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies. Yummy goodness. Coming to this week’s live podcast event? You should. Check out the G&B archive here. Subscribe: Android | Email | G.. more

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