CMW's lineup announcement includes Sloan (pictured) and a reunited Slow, and The Weeknd signs Black Atlass to his XO label. Also in the news today are Unity Charity, Winter Ball, Tasha the Amazon, The Northern Pikes, Graffiti's, The Young Novelists, Alex Lifeson, Felix Cartal, and farewells to Craig MacGregor and Jóhann Jóhannsson. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Alex Lifeson is enjoying life after Rush, and Drake's Raptor ties are boosting basketball in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Dolores O'Riordan, Cadence Weapon, Spice World, Prince, Richard Lloyd, Dolly Parton, K.Flay, and teen social media stars.