Music News

Kasabian, Bat For Lashes vie for Mercury Prize Jul 21, 2009 - 10:05 am PST
Rock troupe Kasabian and solo act Bat For Lashes are among the nominees for the 2009 Mercury Prize, in a year when the field for the coveted British honour is dominated by debut albums. CBC

No word on refunds for cancelled Bachman concert in Yellowknife Jul 21, 2009 - 9:17 am PST
People who bought tickets for the Randy Bachman concert in Yellowknife have not received word on whether they'll receive a refund for the cancelled show. CBC

Winnipegger takes Kiss rocker on tour Jul 21, 2009 - 6:45 am PST
A Winnipegger got to be part of a private Kiss tour and played lead. CBC

Chris Brown sorry for 'inexcusable' beating of Rihanna Jul 21, 2009 - 3:59 am PST
R&B singer Chris Brown publicly apologized Monday for beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna after a pre-Grammy party in February. CBC

No more Running on Empty for Republicans Jul 21, 2009 - 3:53 am PST
Singer Jackson Browne has received an apology from Senator John McCain for using his song Running on Empty during the 2008 presidential campaign. CBC

Indian singer Gangubai Hangal dies at 96 Jul 21, 2009 - 3:17 am PST
Indian classical singer Gangubai Hangal, who overcame gender and caste barriers to have a career spanning more than 70 years, has died in the city of Hubli at age 96. CBC

Copyright consultations launch in Vancouver Jul 20, 2009 - 11:40 am PST
Canadians are getting a new chance to say what updated copyright legislation concerning music, movies, software and other media should look like. CBC

Journey song cements status as cultural touchstone Jul 20, 2009 - 9:16 am PST
With its re-emergence in a version by the cast of the TV series Glee, the Journey song Don't Stop Believing is gaining a reputation as the song that won't go away. CBC

Jackson rehearsal footage could become movie Jul 20, 2009 - 5:38 am PST
Hollywood is buzzing about a proposed movie project to be created from footage of Michael Jackson rehearsing and preparing for his This Is It concert series before his sudden death in June. CBC