2008 – AES San Francisco 2008 Special Event Friday, October 3, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm Geoff Emerick/Sgt. Pepper Abstract: Marking the 40th Anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Geoff Emerick, the Beatles engineer on the original recording was commissioned by the BBC to re-record the entire album on the […]
2006 – Singer Bryan Adams is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the
2004 – Guitarist Dante DeCaro leaves much-hyped Canadian rockers Hot Hot Heat. The band say they will persevere with the follow-up to their debut Make Up the Breakdown.
2004 – Sum 41 flee the Congo after an outbreak of rebel violence in the country’s ongoing civil war. The Canadian punk rockers were in the country to make a documentary drawing attention to the African nation’s problems.
2004 – Canadian rock act Sum 41 is forced to evacuate the African nation of Congo while filming a documentary, “From the Front Lines” for aid agency War Child Canada.
2003 – More than 450,000 fans turned out in Toronto for the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto benefit at Downsview Park, aimed at boosting the city’s sagging economy in the wake of the SARS virus. “I think it’s the biggest crowd we’ve ever played to, so it is a fantastic buzz,” Rolling Stones frontman Mick […]
2003 – Canadian rockers Nickelback film the video to “Someday” with director Nigel Dick in their Vancouver hometown.
2003 – Avril Lavigne walks away with four Junos at the Canadian awards ceremony, including New Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Let Go. Shania Twain wins three Junos, including Artist of the Year.
2003 – Kevin MacMichael, guitarist with ’80s hit-makers Cutting Crew (“(I Just) Died in Your Arms”) dies aged 51. Kevin Scott Macmichael (7 November 1951 – 31 December 2002) was a Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer, best known for being a member of the 1980s English based pop-rock band, Cutting Crew, who had a […]
2002 – Sarah McLachlan’s audience grows by one when the Canadian musician gives birth to daughter India Ann Sushil Sood, her and drummer-husband, Ashwin Sood’s first child.
2000 – Barenaked Ladies and Toronto settle an 8-year-old feud as the band accepts the key to the Canadian city. In 1992, the group was denied permission to play a free show because the city’s mayor said its name “objectified women.”