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The 2014 Polaris Music Prize Gala is Finally Here!

Which album will be declare the best Canadian record of the last year?  Let’s recap the Short List nominees: Reflektor – Arcade Fire Tall Tall Shadow – Basia Bulat Nothing Was the Same – Drake Pull My Hair Back – Jessy Lanza Salad Days – Mac DeMarco In Conflict – Own Pallett Flying Colours – [&hellip.. more


Another Yonge Street Record Store is About to Bite the Dust

There was a time when the stretch of Yonge Street from Queen in the south to Gerrard in the north offered the best selection of records and CDs almost anywhere in the world. And because the stores were so tightly packed together, prices were very, very competitive. Among the smaller stores there was Tower, A&A, [&hellip.. more

Pink Floyd - The Endless River

The New Pink Floyd Album, The Endless River, Will Arrive November 10

They tried to keep it a secret, but after the leaks started coming out this summer, they just kinda gave up. Now we have a release date for what will be a “four-sided instrumental album.” Here’s what the two remaining Floyd members have to say about the project: David Gilmour: “The Endless River has as its [&hellip.. more

Exodus - Logo

An Interview with Exodus

[My metalhead Andrew Epstein continues to deliver high-quality interviews with some of the most intense and important metal bands in the world. Here we go again. - AC] An Interview with Exodus Vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza Photo by Tim Snow Many people are familiar with “The Big 4” of thrash metal: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and [&hellip.. more

Eden Rock Hotel St Barts

The 10 Best Rock’n’Roll Hotels in America

After visiting Villa Rock Star at the Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barts a couple of years ago (that’s the hotel in the picture above), I pitched an idea of a coffee table book featuring the best rock’n’roll hotels on the planet. A few publishers were interested, but the amount of time and effort required [&hellip.. more

Thom York mystery record

What Is This Picture of a Record, Thom Yorke?

I have a feeling that album releases are going to get rather interesting over the next while. With Bowie’s shock release, Beyonce’s surprise record and U2’s Apple freebie, you can bet that other artists are looking at ways to shock us with new music. And who better than Radiohead? Think back to In Rainbows, an [&hellip.. more

For Sale

And Now, In Rock’n’Roll Real Estate News…

ITEM: U2’s The Edge has finally won a long (three-year) battle to build some mega-mansions in Malibu, albeit a scaled-down version of what he first proposed. ITEM: Want to buy one of Ringo Starr’s homes? This one in Surrey, England, can be yours for just £20 million. It features a helipad, a cinema, a music room [&hellip.. more

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