Rock My World Canada, chapter 171: The Perms

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The Perms are a powerpop band, formed in 1998 and based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Perms consist of vocalist bassist Shane Smith, vocalist guitarist Chad Smith and drummer John Huver. They first gained popularity in Brandon, Manitoba when the band released their first album “Tight Perm” in 1998 after bassist Shane Smith came into some legal money after suing the Brandon School Division. The band are well known for their energetic live shows, catchy songwriting and their interesting sense of humor.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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