Entries by Joshua Ostroff from 08/2012

Kathleen Edwards: The Polaris Prize-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Much More Than Just 'Bon Iver's Girlfriend'

Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Music

Kathleen Edwards has been making music for an awful long time. The Ottawa-born singer-songwriter, playing Montreal’s Osheaga Festival this weeke...

Justin Bieber, Native: Aboriginal Group Says Pop Star Wrong About Free Gas, Offers To Trace Heritage

Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Music

OTTAWA - Having some First Nations heritage won't let Justin Bieber fill up his car for free, but it will get the Canadian pop star some help tracing ...

Backbeat: Musical About John Lennon's Forgotten BFF Argues The Beatles 'Didn't Build That'

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Music

Backbeat is a musical that purports to tell the "birth of the Beatles," but really tells the story of the forgotten people who helped make the Beatles possible.

Madonna, Russian Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Warns 'Threat Of Physical Violence' At Upcoming Concerts - AOL Music Blog

Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Music
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Days after Madonna spoke out in support of the three jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, a security alert has been announced for the pop s...

Jennifer Lopez Extortion Lawsuit: Singer Sues Former Driver For $20 Million - AOL Music Blog

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Music

Don't mess with Jennifer Lopez' privacy. The "Dance Again" singer is making that abundantly clear with a $20 million lawsuit she filed against her for...

This Week In Music History: August 5-11 -- Guns N' Roses Riot, Ben Gibbard's Born, Jerry Garcia Dies - Spinner

Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada Music

When Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose screams "Welcome to the jungle!" he means it in a very literal sense. One of the GNR frontman's favorite activ...

15 Least Likely Sports Movie Songs

Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Music

The London Olympics and their Paul McCartney-fronted opening ceremonies are over and we're deep into the actual competition as we wait impatiently for...

Shiny Happy Pop Songs With Jet Black Lyrics

Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Music

As anyone who's ever swooned to The Police's "Every Breathe You Take," only to later to discover it's actually a pretty disturbing song about stalking...

'Halo 4' Soundtrack: Massive Attack's Neil Davidge on the Game Score, Remix Album and Getting Pwned by his Daughter

Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Music

As video games continue evolving into grand cinematic experiences, their soundtracks have become ever-increasingly integral to the experience. Long go...

How The Comic Geek Inherited The Earth

| Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada TV

Even as comic collecting declined in the 1990s, its fan-oriented subcultural set-up spread to other groups who began joining forces for broader genre cons like Fan Expo and Comic-Con, while slowly turning their favorite things, be it Lost or Lord of the Rings and the contemporary comic-book movie, into mainstream success stories.

Chavril and Six Other Musical Signs of the Apocalypse

Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Music

When news of Chavril broke earlier this week, the Internet erupted with a collective shudder. Clearly, the surprise engagement of Nickelback singer...

Alanis Morissette: 12 'Ironic' Facts About the Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Ex-Angsty Alt-Rocker and Forgotten Pop Princess

Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Music

This week marks the release of Alanis Morissette's Havoc and Bright Lights, the singer-songwriter's eighth studio album. And while the record's rec...

Insane Clown Posse Review 'Call Me Maybe.' Yes, Really (VIDEO)

Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Music

"Call Me Maybe" hitmaker Carly Rae Jepsen is getting props from an unlikely source -- killer clown rap duo Insane Clown Posse. Violent J and Shaggy...

System of a Down's Serj Tankian Talks Obama, Romney and Why He'll Never Run For Office

Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Music

On Sept 4, 2001, System of a Down, a Grammy Award-winning Armenian-American band from Southern California, dropped its breakthrough record, Toxicity. ...