• Gene Simmons Has a Rare Moment of Clarity and Abandons Devil Horns Trademark Attempt

    For reasons known only to Gene Simmons, he thought he could file a trademark on a hand gesture. But after, er,…

  • Telsa to Start Its Own Streaming Service. Wait–What?

    Elon “Tony Stark” Musk has his fingers in everything: electric cars, the Hyperloop, battery technology,…

  • Here’s Another Unreleased Radiohead Song and Video from the Reissue of OK Computer

    Tomorrow (June 23) marks the release of the 20th-anniversary edition of Radiohead’s OK Computer, which is…

  • If You’re Writing a Press Release for Your Band or Album, Here are Eight Things NOT to Do

    I get a lot of pitches from artists, managers, publicists, pluggers and labels ever week. A lot. Hundreds. And…

  • The Smiths: Still Huge 30 Years After Their Breakup Thanks to the Interwebs

    I remember walking into the studios of CFNY in September 1987 and encountering a very somber mood. “What’s…

  • This Weekend Will Mark the 25th Anniversary of the First-Ever Live Global Satellite TV Broadcast. And It Came from the Beatles.

    When we turn on the TV or the computer, we can access video from any part of the planet instantly. But fifty years ago,…

  • The Secret Lives of Spotify Playlists

    How many playlists does Spotify host? Tens of millions? Billions, maybe? And how much do we really know about them and…

  • Random Music News for Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Back from SE Asia after a Wednesday that lasted about 37 hours. Bloody International Dateline. Jet lag has set in, so…

  • A Coda for The Slants

    It’s been a helluva week for Simon Tam and The Slants. On Monday, when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favour of…

  • NXNE Future Land Today in Toronto

    Today in Toronto NXNE is holding Future Lands at The Great Hall (1087 Queen St W, Toronto.) What is the Future Land…

  • Payola No Longer Off the Table for Spotify

    Payola is the practice—the illegal practice—of a record label paying a broadcaster to play a song or artist at a higher…

  • Voice-Activated Music Search: It’s Gonna be a Thing. And Soon.

    When I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey, I thought it would be cool to be able to have an out-loud conversation with a…

  • The Dancing Baby Won’t Have a Performance at the Supreme Court

    The dancing baby is closer to being a dancing teenager at this point, but his mom’s ongoing lawsuit against Prince’s…

  • Advice for Musicians: Make Art for Art’s Sake

    [David MacPherson is the author of a soon-to-be published book on the history of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe…

  • More Music From The Inbox 21 Jun 2017 Cloud Nothings, Half Japanese, The Molochs and More!

    Artist: Cloud Nothings, “Up To The Surface” Album: Life Without Sound This band out of Cleveland, Ohio makes me very…

  • Random Music News for Wednesday, June 20, 2017

    Left the hotel in Singapore at 3:45 am Wednesday morning. I’ll arrive home in Toronto at 7:25 pm the same day….

  • One of the Beardy Guys in ZZ Top Went Busking in Finland and No One Noticed

    Hotel rooms must get very boring when you’re on tour. Maybe that’s why Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top decided to…

  • Watch Chris Cornell’s New Music Video. His Last Video Performance is for World Refugee Day.

    The last piece of new music Chris released before his death was “The Promise,” was born after Chris and his…

  • The Foo Fighters Lied. They’re Not Taking a Break. They’re Back. BIGLY Back.

    We knew something was up when the Foo Fighters suddenly released the “Run” single a few weeks back, Now the…

  • Remember the Radiohead Stage Collapse Trial? It’s Ended in a Mistrial

    The Bill Cosby court case wasn’t the only mistrial this week. Remember when Radiohead’s stage in Toronto…

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