Karen Bliss

Karen Bliss is the Canadian correspondent for Billboard. She has interviewed everyone from Eminem to Jimmy Page, Shania Twain to Eddie Vedder, and since starting her music journalism career in her teens has been published in Rolling Stone, Pollstar, MSN, Spinner, Time, NME, Melody Maker and more. She is also founder/editor-in-chief of music-heavy anti-tabloid www.samaritanmag.com about giving back.

Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip Feel the Canadian Love at Last of 3 Toronto Concerts

“It’s a tough world; it’s a tough gig,” said The Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie, as the rock band’s final show of three at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre wound down with “Little Bones,” but the 52-year-old who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer kept the night cheerful, raucous, quirky and intense.

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