They say, practice makes perfect. If that is the case, then no-one is perfect because even guys like April Wine's guitarist Brian Greenway keep practicing .... Greenway is the first 'Rock Star' coach to participate in The League of Rock Montreal's first rehearsal which took place this past Wednesday at Studio Musico Practik in Verdun. An … Continue reading The League of Rock Montreal; And a One … And a Two …
Mathew and Jill Barber are brother and sister. Both - possessing very solid solo careers on their own but face it, family is family ... All these years later, the pair of siblings have finally recorded an album together and it is a feel good story. 'The Family Album' combines folk music with sentimental values … Continue reading Mathew and Jill Barber Keep Family Values Alive With New Album
Justin Rutledge - at one point, wanted to be a writer. A Juno Award down the road, things have not gone Justin's way. Or - have they? Please listen below to hear some new tunes from Justin's album East and hear his thoughts on bar-tending? Justin? What's up? Visit Justin Here ! Visit The League … Continue reading Justin Rutledge – Former Juno Award Winner is Heading ‘ East ‘.
As usual - a lot happening in Montreal ! The Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge got underway last night and The League of Rock started it's first Chapter in Montreal ! There are a lot of shows coming - the Jazz All Year Round Series and Evenko are busy as usual and a bevy of … Continue reading What’s The Talk on The Turnpike ? The Word on the Street ?
If you enjoy Rock music in Montreal - Jason Rockman is your man ! Aside from his duties at Chom - Fm , Jason is also the front man in the local band-done-good, Slaves On Dope. Twenty-three years ago the band was formed and shortly after, signed by Sharon Osbourne to Ozzy's record label. It's been … Continue reading Jason Rockman is Not ‘Horse’ – Slaves on Dope’s Latest Album Feat. Lee-La Baum of The Damn Truth
Looking for stuff to do ....? Angel Forrest has a CD launch at Bistro a Jo Jo tonight. Monkey Junk are playing at L'Astral. John Beaudine is at The House of Jazz tomorrow night and Monday. Just a couple of things to hear in the next couple of days. Please listen to a couple of … Continue reading Next Week on Rick Keene Music Scene
Seriously ... When is the last time you heard the Flintstones theme played out with drums alone? For that matter, has anyone ever performed the iconic song with percussion alone? Vinny Appice, drummer for John Lennon, Derringer, Black Sabbath and Dio, along with his older brother Carmine (Vaniila Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne), … Continue reading Drum Wars; The Beat Goes On …
Next up on my list - two people who helped enormously in putting Canada on the map musically ... 4. Sass Jordan I spoke with Sass, not once - twice for a couple of hours each time. She is warm, sweet, funny and tough. A trooper who helped pave the wave for Canadian rockers in … Continue reading Top Ten Interviews of 2012
Sass Jordan does not sit still ... "I just got back from Las Vegas ..." She says. " I was helping out Jake. E. Lee on his new album. He is such a fantastic player who has massive legions of rabid fans! It was an honor to sing with him!" Who is Jake E. Lee? … Continue reading Sass Jordan; Transplanted Montreal Girl Does Good – Part Three
It seems nowadays - everyone does a duet together ... From Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett to Carlos Santana and Rob ( whatever happened to him?) Thomas. Yes - the unlikeliest of pairs unite. Was it Michael Jackson who started the trend when he hooked up with ex- Beatle Paul McCartney to sing ' Say, … Continue reading Top Ten Duets You Will Never See
What would you think if you saw a dude in line at Starbucks. His arms are filled with tattoos and he has a shaved head. Assume he is a skinhead - type guy with an attitude? Smile politely and keep a distance due to your ignorance? Many would ... How bad would you feel once … Continue reading Slaves on Dope; ROUND TWO