Features

Cover art for Hedley's Better Days
October 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

The unstoppable Canadian hit machine known as Jacob Hoggard has himself another hit with his band Hedley. The Weeknd is also a repeat offender, and 54:40 returns with a release on the newly minted El Mocambo Records.

The Glorious Sons Photo: Vanessa Heins
October 13, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The fast-rising rockers from Kingston release their second album today. In a chat with Jason Schneider, their lead singer discusses the record and the pitfalls of a musical life.

Mark Kearney and Randy Ray
October 13, 2017
by Bill King

The prolific writing team has just published a new book that features informative conversations with some pioneers of Canadian folk, pop and rock.

October 11, 2017
by David Farrell

In an editorial last week, David Farrell asked readers to fire back with what they think and, more important, what changes can be made to get future cultural policy on the right track.  Here’s what we have received so far.

The Northern Pikes
October 10, 2017
by Jason Schneider

With their debut album Big Blue Sky being given the deluxe reissue treatment to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Pikes begin a cross-country tour on Oct. 12.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton in love and ready for Christmas together
October 10, 2017
by External Source

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, Marilyn Manson, Austin rock duo Black Pistol Fire and the Maren Morris/Vince Gill Vegas shooting song response are top of the pops on radio this week.

Leo Fender
October 6, 2017
by Bill King

Contemporary music owes a huge debt to the visionary inventor. A new book looks at the man behind the sound, and Bill King interviews the co-authors here.

Winona Wilde
October 6, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The much-travelled Canadian country-folk singer/songwriter is about to release her third album, Wasted Time. She reflects upon life as a troubadour in this chat with Jason Schneider.

Change Of Heart
October 4, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Canadian indie rock heroes recently reunited to support the vinyl reissue of their masterpiece, Smile—an album that first came out 25 years ago.

Emma-Lee is back with another dance-pop hit
October 2, 2017
by FYI Staff

Neon Dreams, Doc Walker, Emma-Lee and Dallas Smith, are among the sweepstake winners on the radio this week.

October 2, 2017
by External Source

It's a deal that sniffs of favouritism to a foreign corporation and necessarily earns the enmity of powerful Canadian media companies.

David Tyson
September 28, 2017
by Bill King

His songs and co-writes have been cut by Celine Dion, Joe Cocker, the Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer, Hall & Oates, America, Meatloaf, Anne Murray, and, of course, Alannah Myles.