1. Jeff Healey, The Band Among Canada Walk of Fame Inductees

    September 17, 2014 12:17 PM EDT The late Jeff Healey , the blind blues-rock singer who played guitar on his lap, and The Band , which featured Canadians  Robbie Robertson , Rick Danko , Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel , as well as American Levon Helm , are the two musical honorees to be inducted into Canada's Walk of…

  2. Gerry Rafferty, 'Baker Street' Singer, Dies at 63

    January 04, 2011 3:55 PM EST G erry Rafferty , who had Top 10 success with Stealers Wheel 's "Stuck in the Middle" and his own "Baker Street," died on Tuesday in London from liver failure after a long battle with alcoholism. The Scottish-born singer and songwriter had reportedly been hospitalized…

  3. Bachman, Turner Reunite For New Music, Tour

    December 01, 2009 1:46 PM EST Bachman Turner will roll on down the highway again in 2010 -- without the Overdrive. The Bachman-Turner Overdrive principals Randy Bachman and Fred Turner have reunited to record the title track of Bachman's next album, "Rock 'n' Roll is the Only Way Out," which the…

  4. Guitarist Jeff Healey Dies At 41

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey died today (March 2) in Toronto after battling cancer. He was 41. Blind since infancy due to a rare form of cancer, Healey was attracting local attention for his talent Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey died today (March 2) in Toronto after battling cancer. He was…

  5. Blues Explosion Doing 'Damage' On Sanctuary

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first release under the new pact will be "Damage," due Sept. 29. As tipped here in September, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has exited longtime home Matador Records and inked with Sanctuary. The first release under the new pact will be "Damage," due Sept. 29. It features…

  6. Toronto SARS Benefit To Draw 430,000

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although 500,000 people were expected, organizers say the audience will likely be closer to 430,000. More details have been released regarding the July 30 Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert, featuring the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, Justin Timberlake and others. Although 500,000…

  7. Billboard Bits: Ronnie Hawkins, The Police, Toadies

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on a Ronnie Hawkins benefit concert, 'The Very Best of the Police & Sting,' and the Toadies. Oct. 4 will officially be declared Ronnie Hawkins Day in Toronto and an all-star lineup will perform a tribute concert in his honor that evening. Kris Kristofferson, Garth Hudson…

  8. Along for the Ride

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran John Mayall can now claim that his dream project has been captured on CD for the ages. Blues veteran John Mayall can now claim that his dream project has been captured on CD for the ages. He has gathered a stellar group of guest art-ists and scattered them throughout 13 tracks…

  9. Fleetwood Mac Principals Regroup For Mayall

    January 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Three founding members of Fleetwood Mac -- Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green -- recently regrouped to record a track for British blues giant John Mayall's forthcoming album. The cut, "Yo Yo Three founding members of Fleetwood Mac -- Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter…