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Chester Bennington’s bandmates pay tribute on the first anniversary of his death

The surviving members of Linkin Park–Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell, Rob Bourdon, and Mike Shinoda–posted this on the first anniversary of Chester Bennington’s death. To our brother Chester, It has been a year since your passing—a surreal rotation of grief, heartbreak, refusal, and recognition.  And yet it sill feels like you are close by, surrounding us with [&hellip.. more

Chris Cornell to get a statue in Seattle next month

August 29 would have been Chris Cornell’s 54th birthday. Instead, he will be remembered with the dedication of a statue in Seattle. Commissioned by his wife, Vicky, sculptor Nick Marras is working on a life-sized bronze statue featuring Chris in “an iconic pose” complete with Chris’ trademark boots and dog tag. It will live in [&hellip.. more

What devices are being replaced by smart speakers?

The smart speaker is the fast-growing consumer electronic device since the introduction of the smartphone. While it’s still early days, we’re starting to see these things replace other devices in people’s lives. Statista takes a look. &nbsp.. more

Random music news for Saturday, July 21, 2018

Hot? The lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet was on this day at Vostok Station, Antarctica, where it reached -89.2 C. And now for music news on July 21, 2018… Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca. A Toronto dude has sued Facebook for $500,000 for “anxiety” over the Cambridge Analytica leaks. PROOF [&hellip.. more

How much did the artists at Woodstock get paid? This much.

Forty-nine years ago, box office grosses for concerts and festivals were nowhere near what they are today, even at Woodstock. Here’s a list of what the artists were paid for showing up at the first Woodstock event in 1969. (Via Vintage Everyday) Just to put things into perspective, the $18K Hendrix received is equal to [&hellip.. more

The Trump baby blimp showed up at a Pearl Jam show this week

After being flown above London during Donald Trump’s visit last week, you might well ask what’s become of the baby blimp. Well, it went to a Pearl Jam show this week. Eddie’s wife, Jill, posted this. The band is back in London for their last show and they have a visitor #trumpbaby if you are [&hellip.. more

What will be the music jobs of the future?

Hypebot published this list of ten music jobs of the future. Personal Documentarian Prosperity Psychologist Royalties Miner Bilingual Vocal Coach Hologram Developer Voice Activation Expert Metadata Repairman Playlist Scientist Social Media Amplifier Crossover Ambassador The descriptions of the above still-to-be-invented gigs can be found here. More can be found here. Time to start sharpening up t.. more

Shots from Toronto’s Armored Saint/Act of Defiance show

In an effort to grace these pages with more pictures, Andrei Chlytchkov is being dispatched to shows with his camera. His latest assignment was the Armored Saint/Act of Defiance gig at The Mod Club in Toronto on July 17. Thanks to Live Nation for letting him in. Let’s start with Armored Saint. Now onto Act [&hellip.. more

Random music news for Friday, July 20, 2018

Today is the 50th anniversary of the start of the first-ever Special Olympics. It was held in Mexico City. As for music news on July 20, 2018… After 42 years, Seymour Stein (head of Sire Records and the guy who signed the Ramones, Talking Heads, Madonna and many more) is stepping away from Warner Music. [&hellip.. more

I Like This: In My Coma

Toronto’s In My Coma (a band I’ve been watching for some time now) have just released a video for “We Are One,” the second single from their Next Life album. How hard was it gathering 40 friends and family for this shoot? Upcoming dates: July 27 – Barrie ON – The Foxx w/ Goodnight, Sunrise [&hellip.. more

Radiohead’s Toronto Reckoning

[Radiohead returns to Toronto tonight for the first time since the tragic stage collapse of June 2012 that killed drum tech Scott Johnson. The shows tonight and tomorrow (July 19-20) at the Scotiabank Arena will no doubt be very emotional. Correspondent Gilles LeBlanc has this preview. – AC] I’m not usually one for emotion, but [&hellip.. more

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