Lanois, Cohl Heading Into Canadian Music Hall
Storied producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris through the recording process, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. TheStoried producer Daniel Lanois, who has steered the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris through the recording process, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The honor will be bestowed upon the French-Canadian -- who was born in 1951 in Hull, Quebec -- during the 2002 Juno Awards ceremony, set for April 14 at Mile One Stadium in St. John's, Newfoundland.
"Of course, I am delighted and flattered to have been chosen for this honor -- and the curious side of me can't wait to get to St. John's," Lanois said in a statement. Lanois is also nominated for album and record of the year Grammy awards for his work on U2's "All That You Can't Leave Behind" (Interscope).
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will also induct Toronto-based concert promoter Michael Cohl, and award him the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to Canada's $1 billion per year music business. Cohl has staged world tours for the likes of the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, among others.
"It's very special to be recognized at home," Cohl said. "I am thrilled with this award."
The 2002 Juno Awards will be hosted by the Barenaked Ladies -- vocalists/guitarists Steven Page and Ed Robertson, drummer Tyler Stewart, bassist Jim Creeggan, and keyboardist Kevin Hearn -- and will be broadcast live by CTV. Nominees for this year's 31st annual awards show will be announced next month.