The Tragically Hip, Eddie Schwartz, Bell Media, Theory Of A Deadman, Manitoba Music make headlines today, and the column acknowledges the passing of Malcolm Young, Mel Tillis and Michael ‘DikMik’ Davies.
The Tragically Hip
The Tragically Hip
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The following is a personal story shared by Canadian broadcast veteran and current Rogers Media Rock Radio Director Danny Kingsbury on his blog – All The Web's A Stage. And All The Men And Women Merely Players.
Both acts had a big sales week, but new album releases from Robert Plant, The Glorious Sons, Wu-Tang, Alan Doyle, Ludovick Bourgeois, Barr Brothers, St. Vincent’s and Carla Bruni also had an impact.
Billboard charts, Red Bull, 40 years of punk, Jann Wenner, David McPherson, Marty Balin, Maureen Forrester, Dustin Bentall, Jackie Shane, Metz, Ria Mae, Halifax Pop Explosion, Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip make today's headlines.
The Bell Media commissioned farewell Hip concert doc Long Time Running is to air commercial-free this Friday on the CTV network at 8 pm ET, and on Sunday the CBC is set to air Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert.
Thinking about our courageous beautiful friend who lived so fully, yes completely, dedicating the time he had to love, to art, and to justice. So many moments when we felt Gord Downie so powerfully. The music yes - always and ever - but also the activism.
Gord Downie, frontman of The Tragically Hip, has died at the age of 53. The band posted a statement online on Wednesday morning, noting that he passed away on Tuesday night (Oct. 17), “with his beloved children and family close by.”
While Gord was a pioneer in many ways, he was old school in terms of core values like loyalty, especially to his family, friends and, his country.
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Topics making the headlines today include Lady Gaga, TIFF, female DJ crews, Pop Montreal, Long Time Running, Joshie Armstead, VSO, Kiri Te Kanawa, Johnny Clegg, and Suge Knight.