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  1. Ozzy, Zombie Ready Fall Tour

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas f ...

  2. HMV Canada Slashes Prices To Shore Up Sagging Sales

    September 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV Canada says it will cut catalog stocks if an ambitious new price-cutting program fails to shore up sagging CD sales. Market leader HMV, which has a 35% market share of the Canadian music retail sector, according to Nielsen Canadian SoundScan, ...

  3. HMV Canada Drops Prices

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV Canada, the country’s leading music retailer with more than 104 stores, revealed today that it was cutting its catalogue pricing by up to 33%. "Lowering prices will lead to greater value and offer more to our consumers," said Humphre ...

  4. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  5. Police Drummer Blasts Reunion Concert

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The crowds have been ecstatic, but Police drummer Stewart Copeland has been anything but impressed so far by the band's reunion concerts. Copeland trashed Wednesday's concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, in a posting on his Web site t ...

  6. White Stripes To Visit Uncharted Territory

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes have locked down plans for a 27-date summer trek that will take the duo into select North American markets for the first time, beginning June 24 in Burnaby, B.C. "For the 10th anniversary of this band, we're going to pl ...

  7. Sounds Of The Underground Line-Up Revealed

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will feature performances by GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job For A Cowboy, among others. The 25-city North American trek starts July 6 at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas and ...

  8. The Police Add Two High-Profile Gigs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in E ...

  9. Canada Bluesman Recovering From Surgery

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jeff Healey, Canada's premier blues artist, is recovering from surgery to remove cancerous tissue from his lungs. The blind musician who records for Canada's Stony Plain Records in Edmonton, Alberta, underwent an operat ...

  10. Meat Loaf Taking 'Bat' Trilogy On Tour

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Meat Loaf will hit the road next spring to present highlights from his "Bat Out of Hell" trilogy. The trek begins Feb. 23 in Pala, Calif., and will wrap April 12 at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. The tour ...

  11. Pianist And Bandleader Jay McShann Dies

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pianist and bandleader Jay McShann died at a hospital today (Dec. 7) in Kansas City, Mo., following a brief illness. He was 90 years old. A self-taught musician, McShann was the last of the great Kansas City players of the '30s and '40s, ...

  12. Gwen Stefani Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Gwen Stefani will embark on a two-month North American tour next spring, beginning April 21 in Phoenix. The vocalist will play arenas and outdoor amphitheatres through a June 22 finale in Irvine, Calif. Dates in Australia, Asia, Europ ...

  13. Four Dozen Orchestras Sign Landmark Agreement

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will make recording performances much easier. The tide seems to be turning for nearly fifty North American orchestras, most of whom have effectively been shut off from recording for years. Last night (Aug. 3), the American Federation of Musicians, ...

  14. Bell Globemedia To Buy CHUM?

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trading in stock of Canadian entertainment conglomerate CHUM Ltd. was halted yesterday (July 12) on the Toronto Stock Exchange amid speculation that the Toronto-base firm is about to be purchased by B Trading in stock of Canadian entertainment con ...

  15. K-os, Jully Black Lead Canadian Urban Noms

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Artists grab five nods each. With five nominations each, rapper k-os and R&B chanteuse Jully Black lead the list of nominees for the 2005 Canadian Urban Music Awards. The event, organized by the Urban Music Association of Canada, will take pla ...

  16. Healy Signs With Stony Plain

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First album due in early 2006. Canadian guitarist/trumpet player Jeff Healey has signed a recording deal with Edmonton, Alberta-based Stony Plain Records. The first album under the agreement, set for an early 2006 release, is "Jazz Wizards&qu ...

  17. Michelle Wright Signs With Icon

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Everything and More' to be released later this month. Nashville-based Canadian country singer Michelle Wright has signed with Edmonton's Icon Records DG, distributed in Canada by Universal Music Canada. Wright's first release ...

  18. Carolyn Dawn Johnson Leads CCMA Awards

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson was the top winner at tonight's (Sept. 13) Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA), held at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The artist took home four awards, includ For the fourth year in a row, Arista Nash ...

  19. Carolyn Dawn Johnson Tops CCMA Noms

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian country show set for Sept. 13. With six nods, Arista's Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the nominees for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards, to be held Sept. 13 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. Johnson is up for top female art ...

  20. Canada's CHUM To Acquire Broadcaster Craig Media

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian media company CHUM Limited announced today (April 12) that it has signed an agreement to purchase Calgary-based TV broadcaster Craig Media Inc. for Canadian $265 million ($197.8 million) in c Canadian media company CHUM Limited announced ...

  21. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...

  22. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...

  23. Alanis To Host Junos

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ottawa native Alanis Morissette will host the 2004 Juno Awards, set for April 4 in Edmonton, Alberta. Ottawa native Alanis Morissette will host the 2004 Juno Awards, set for April 4 in Edmonton, Alberta. As previously reported , Barenaked Ladies, ...

  24. Grealis To Get Namesake Award

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canadian music-industry pioneer Walter Grealis, who passed away Jan. 20, will be honored with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award during the Juno Awards on April 3 in Edmonton, Alberta. Canadian music-industry pioneer Walter Grealis, who pa ...

  25. McLachlan, Furtado Top Juno Noms

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST With five nominations each, singer/songwriters Sarah McLachlan and Nelly Furtado will battle each other at the 2004 Juno Awards. The pair head the list of nominees for 38 Juno categories, revealed thi With five nominations each, singer/songwriters ...

  26. McLachlan, Furtado Top Juno Noms

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST With five nominations each, singer/songwriters Sarah McLachlan and Nelly Furtado will battle each other at the 2004 Juno Awards. The pair head the list of nominees for 38 Juno categories, revealed thi With five nominations each, singer/songwriters ...

  27. Canadian Hall To Induct Producer Ezrin

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Producer/musician Bob Ezrin will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences on April 3 during the 2004 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremo Producer/musician Bob Ezrin will be induct ...

  28. Nickelback, Lavigne, McLachlan To Play Junos

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback will perform at the 2004 Juno Awards. Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback will perform ...

  29. Nickelback, Lavigne, McLachlan To Play Junos

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback will perform at the 2004 Juno Awards. Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan and Nickelback will perform ...

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