Category: Music News

Singer Anne Murray Devotes 40 years of memorabilia to the University of Toronto

Anne Murray’s decision to downsize contributed to a fantastic news for her Toronto-based lovers: the singer has given 40 years’ worth of memorabilia that can currently be seen in the University of Toronto. Packing up her Toronto home to move to a condominium meant having to choose what to do with dozens of boxes of memorabilia, and the school convinced… Read more →

Guitarist Malcolm Young, 64, was a driving force behind AC/DC

Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard-rock group AC/DC who helped create these head-banging anthems as Highway to Hell, Hells Bells and Back in Black, has expired. He was 64. AC/DC declared the departure Saturday on their official Facebook page and site. A representative for the group confirmed that the articles were true. The articles… Read more →

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock group AC/DC who helped create these head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” “Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC declared the departure Saturday in their official Facebook webpage and site Saturday. A representative for the group confirmed that the articles were true.… Read more →

Drake Commended for warning fan to stop touching Girls at Sydney performance

Drake is being commended after issuing a stern warning to a fan to stop touching women in a performance in Australia this week. In a movie making the rounds on social networking, the Toronto hip-hop star is seen temporarily stopping an intimate performance of his hit “Know Yourself” in an after-party at Sydney. Then he issues an expletive-laden warning into… Read more →

Hottest tickets in town: Five things to do in Toronto

Chris Rock Chris Rock made the wrong kind of headlines recently when he told an audience in New York’s Comedy Cellar about his disinclination to employ women. “They shout rape because they need money,” the smart-talking stand-up star clarified, before going on to create Harvey Weinstein jokes. The audience was reportedly tense and silent as he left the stage, but… Read more →

Leonard Cohen honoured with memorial concert in Montreal

A star-studded lineup which included Sting, Feist and k.d lang delivered psychological musical tributes to Leonard Cohen in front of a rapt audience at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Monday. The concert, titled “Tower of Song,” happened on the eve of this one-year anniversary of the Canadian singer-songwriter’s passing last November at age 82. It started on a positive note with… Read more →

Arcade Fire looks for signs of life on North American tour as Places go unfilled

Blame it on the new album or the advertising campaign for this, or on ticket prices and the popularity of rock music in 2017. Whatever the situation, Arcade Fire is struggling to fill arenas on its North American tour. Only 4,263 fans showed up for the Canadian group’s Quebec City series, 4,004 at Tampa, 5,614 in Austin, Tex., and 5,051… Read more →