1. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  2. Drake Debut Pushed Back To June 15th

    April 06, 2010 4:49 PM EDT On the first stop of his "Away From Home Tour" in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, last night (April 5), Drake announced his long-awaited "Thank Me Later" debut will now be released on June 15th. The album has had numerous release dates since last year, the latest being May,…

  3. New Drake Song Titled 'Shut It Down' Leaks

    March 22, 2010 11:33 AM EDT Just weeks after first single "Over" hit the net , another track from Drake 's highly-anticipated debut, "Thank Me Later," has leaked. "Shut It Down," produced by Harlem-based Omen and longtime collaborator Noah "40" Shebib and featuring The-Dream …

  4. Neil Young, Avril Lavigne Play Olympics Closer

    March 01, 2010 7:40 AM EST A wide-ranging group of Canadian performers headlined the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, including a surprise appearance by Neil Young , as well as songs from the likes of Michael Buble and Avril Lavigne. The performers had been kept as a closely guarded secret until…

  5. Drake Announces North American Solo Tour

    February 08, 2010 3:23 PM EST D rake will headline "The Away From Home Tour," his first North American solo trek, which runs from Apr. 6 through May 8. The 25-city jaunt follows his participation in the "Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival," which was headlined by Lil Wayne …

  6. Lotus Asks Fans To Name Price For Select Tour Dates

    August 03, 2009 11:16 AM EDT Rock band Lotus will allow fans to decide the ticket prices for select dates on its U.S. club tour this fall. The pay-what-you-want option will be available for eight West Coast shows, beginning Oct. 6 at the Roxy in Los Angeles. Tickets to the upcoming West Coast concerts will be available…

  7. K-os Embraces 'Name-Your-Price' Strategy For Tour

    April 17, 2009 9:49 AM EDT Toronto-based hip hop artist k-os will do for live concerts what Radiohead did for recorded music sales. Backed by an idea developed by his manager, Nettwerk Music Group chief executive Terry McBride, k-os will start a 10-date Canadian tour kicking off April 30, where fans will be able to pay…

  8. Guests Blend Seamlessly On New Gym Class Heroes Disc

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gym Class Heroes are planning on taking a "movie approach" to their sophomore album, "The Quilt: Starring Gym Class Heroes," due in August via Decaydence/Fueled by Ramen, according to lead vocalist Tr Gym Class Heroes are planning on taking a "movie approach" to…

  9. Feist Declares 'Open Season' On Remixes, Rarities

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Feist will release an album of remixed and rare tracks from her Arts & Crafts debut "Let It Die" July 18 via Cherry Tree/Interscope. Feist will release an album of remixed and rare tracks from her Arts & Crafts debut "Let It Die" July 18 via Cherry Tree/Interscope.…

  10. K-OS Sweeps MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toronto hip hopper K-OS (real name: Kevin Brereton) was the big winner last night (June 19) at the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards, held at the CHUM Ltd. headquarters in downtown Toronto. Toronto hip hopper K-OS (real name: Kevin Brereton) was the big winner last night (June 19) at the 2005…

  11. Billboard Bits: Sonic Youth, MuchMusic, Troiano & More

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Sonic Youth, MuchMusic, Dominic Troiano & More As it prepares to launch a European tour Saturday (May 28) in Barcelona, Sonic Youth is also prepping a series of upcoming releases. According to its official Web site , the group is "putting the finishing touches" on a…

  12. Avril Takes Juno Hat-Trick

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With three awards, Avril Lavigne led the pack at Canada's 34th Annual Juno Awards, held last night (April 3) at Winnipeg's MTS Centre. Lavigne, who is currently on tour in the Far East, won artist of With three awards, Avril Lavigne led the pack at Canada's 34th Annual Juno…

  13. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  14. Chemical Brothers 'Push' Through New Album

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran electronica duo the Chemical Brothers will return early next year with a new studio album, "Push the Button." Veteran electronica duo the Chemical Brothers will return early next year with a new studio album, "Push the Button." First single "Galvanize"…

  15. The Roots Kicking Out The Jams

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with its unconventional ways, the Roots have been hosting a series of jam sessions to inspire its forthcoming Geffen set, "Tipping Point." In keeping with its unconventional ways, the Roots have been hosting a series of jam sessions to inspire its forthcoming Geffen set, …

  16. 50 Cent, Nelly Win Big At The Source

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly and Lil' Kim also took home trophies at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Oct. 13) in Miami. 50 Cent's "Get Rich Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly…

  17. Hot Product

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chemical Brothers Chemical Reaction DJs/producers Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands have been friends for nearly 15 years. They have recorded together as the Chemical Brothers for a decade. To celebrate, the Brothers' label, Astralwerks, is this week releasing separately a greatest hits CD (…

  18. Collections Testify To Act's Chemistry

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. DJs/producers Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands have been friends for nearly 15 years. They have recorded together as the Chemical Brothers for a decade. To celebrate, the Brothers' label, Astralwerks, is releasing separately a greatest hits CD (…

  19. New Fatboy, X-Ecutioners Cuts Rock 'SSX'

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Fatboy Slim and the X-Ecutioners plus previously unreleased mixes of cuts by N*E*R*D and Placebo will be found on the soundtrack to the eagerly awaited snowboarding video game "SSX 3," du New songs by Fatboy Slim and the X-Ecutioners plus previously unreleased mixes of…

  20. Chemical Brothers Bottle 'Singles'

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Chemical Brothers have finalized the tracklist for their 10-year retrospective, "The Singles 93-03," due Sept. 23 via Astralwerks. The Chemical Brothers have finalized the tracklist for their 10-year retrospective, "The Singles 93-03," due Sept. 23 via Astralwerks. As…

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