The Smashing Pumpkins Return To Form With Oceania

There was a time when one could argue that The Smashing Pumpkins were the biggest band in the world.  In the mid-1990’s, after the loss of Kurt Cobain and before … Continue reading The Smashing Pumpkins Return To Form With Oceania

Rush Rocks On Their 20th Studio Album, Jimmy Fallon Blows His 1st

Add It To The Collection:  Canada’s greatest exports since hockey are back with their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels, which sees the 38-year-old band delivering a new twist on the … Continue reading Rush Rocks On Their 20th Studio Album, Jimmy Fallon Blows His 1st

The Beach Boys, Joe Walsh and Chris Robinson Deliver Three Waves of California Rock

Add It To The Collection: When I first heard The Beach Boys were getting back together to celebrate their 50th anniversary with an album and tour I accepted the news … Continue reading The Beach Boys, Joe Walsh and Chris Robinson Deliver Three Waves of California Rock

Neil Young And Crazy Horse – Americana Album Preview

Have you ever been to one of those music groups for little kids? If you haven’t, let me paint the picture for you. You have 5-10 infants in a room … Continue reading Neil Young And Crazy Horse – Americana Album Preview

It’s Time To Shake Things Up at American Idol

With season 11 of American Idol all wrapped up and Phillip Phillips starting his reign as winner, this summer should be filled with rumours and speculation surrounding the Idol judging … Continue reading It’s Time To Shake Things Up at American Idol

Slash Returns To Form, John Mayer Transforms and The Hip are At Transformation

Add It To The Collection: Hot on the heels of being inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as part of Guns ‘n’ Roses, iconic guitar god Slash … Continue reading Slash Returns To Form, John Mayer Transforms and The Hip are At Transformation

What do Willie Nelson and Adam Lambert have in common? Nothing, but they are both worth checking out in this weeks’ new releases

 Add It To The Collection: Willie Nelson, the perennial country outlaw, highwayman and poster boy for the legalization of pot, is on the cusp of his 80th birthday – there … Continue reading What do Willie Nelson and Adam Lambert have in common? Nothing, but they are both worth checking out in this weeks’ new releases

The Shins Embrace The Beach Boys, Madonna’s MDNA Is A Let Down and More Music Reviews!

Some interesting new music out there these days, not the least of which is Port Of Morrow by The Shins.  Upon hearing the lead-off single, “Simple Song”, I immediately thought … Continue reading The Shins Embrace The Beach Boys, Madonna’s MDNA Is A Let Down and More Music Reviews!

Hello…Is It Lionel Richie Doing Country You’re Looking For?

When I was a mere 10 years old I found Lionel Richie almost inescapable.  I wasn’t a fan – was more of a pop/rock guy at the time – and … Continue reading Hello…Is It Lionel Richie Doing Country You’re Looking For?

Big Wreck Return To Canadian Airwaves With a Big Sound

In the late 90’s, modern-rock radio was phasing out the sounds of grunge and embracing ‘alternative’ acts like Radiohead, The Verve, Blur and Oasis.  On pop radio, electronic acts like … Continue reading Big Wreck Return To Canadian Airwaves With a Big Sound

Saturday At The Movies: Journey 2: Mysterious Island Is Pure Family Fun

Last week I took my two kids, ages 7 and 9 to see Journey 2: Mysterious Island.  I’d heard good things about the film and I think Dwayne “The Rock” … Continue reading Saturday At The Movies: Journey 2: Mysterious Island Is Pure Family Fun

Bruce Springsteen Takes a Wrecking Ball To The American Dream

Somehow Bruce Springsteen has managed to do what thousands have been trying to do for months with very little success.  Without occupying anything, Springsteen has created an album of new … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Takes a Wrecking Ball To The American Dream