September 15, 2014

Why Sam Smith's Comments About Not Being a Gay 'Spokesperson' Are Completely Unhelpful

What I'm saying to Sam Smith is that he might not want to be a spokesperson for gay rights, but as far as I care he doesn't really have a choice in the matter. If he wants to sit next to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus at the VMAs, then he's going to have to face up to the fact that his words have weight to them now.

EXCLUSIVE: Lights Brings Us Behind-The-Scenes Of Her New Video

Lights Up

Arab-Jewish Funk Duo Chromeo Make Joyous Music Together

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WATCH: Elderly Ontario Man Sings On Street Piano, Says Everything

Street Piano Cover
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Kevin Costner Was Neil Young's Janitor On 'Human Highway' Film Set

Neil Young Tiff
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Jane Levy On 'Bang Bang Baby,' Toronto Winter And Being A 'Sexpot Vixen'

Jane Levy

Paul McCartney Getting All-Star Tribute Album

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Iggy Azalea's Rep Slams Sex Tape Allegations

Iggy Azalea Sex Tape
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Deadmau5 Is An Uber Taxi Driver Now

Dedamau5 Uber

And In A $300,000 McLaren 650S, No Less

15 Music Stars Whose Careers Took An Unexpected Twist

Clay Aiken

R.I.P. Click-Wheel iPod (Oct. 23, 2001 - Sept. 9, 2014)

Ipod Classic Discontinued
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Courtney Love's Isolated Vocals Are Cringey, But Her Guitar's Even Worse

Courtney Love
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PREMIERE: jacksoul's 'Got To Have It' Got Us Missing Haydain Neale

Haydain Neale

Childish Gambino Unleashes Furious Freestyle, Talks Drake And Race

Childish Gambino
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U2 Have A Surprise New Album And It's Yours For Free

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WATCH: When The Muppets Met Pharrell And Miley

Miss Piggy
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6 Things We Learned From The Bob Dylan Tell-All

Bob Dylan 1965
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Ailing Cher Postpones Tour Dates

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Brian Wilson Actually Showed Up At TIFF

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Yet Another Way That Drake Is Making His Mark On Toronto


Metric, Death Cab And The National Rule Riot Fest

Riot Fest Toronto

Here Are The Fall's Biggest Album Releases

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The Cure, Flaming Lips And DFA 1979 Dominate Toronto Riot Fest

Dfa 1979
Riot Fest

This Is The Only 'Stay With Me' Cover You Need To Hear

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Eminem Sets Guinness World Record For Most Words In A Song

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Britney Spears Is Back In The Studio, Y'all

Britney Spears
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Coroner Rules On Simone Battle's Cause Of Death

Simone Battle
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There's A 'Stairway To Heaven 2' You Probably Never Knew About

Coheed And Cambria
Lindsey Byrnes

Watch Tom Hiddleston Play Hank Williams Covers At A Music Festival

Tom Hiddleston
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Girl Group Singer Dead At 25

Simone Battle
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Deadmau5 Roars Back With Cease And Desist Against Disney

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Morrissey Slams Prince William And Harry For 'Obsession' With Killing Animals


Man Jailed For Posting Metal Song Lyrics On Facebook


5 Things You Didn't Know About Queen, Even If You Know Every Word Of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

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First Things First, This Was *The* Song Of The Summer

Music Summer

(And These Were The Other Nine)

Police Had 'Nothing To Do' With Music Festival Goer's Death: SIU

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Gaslight Anthem Singer On Dangers of Drugs And Doctors When In Crisis

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Drake Leads BET's Hip-Hop Nominations

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WATCH: Adam Levine's Genius Impressions

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And More Amazing Jimmy Fallon Musical Moments

Deadmau5 And Disney In Goofy Trademark Dispute

Deadmau5 Juno

WATCH: Luke Bryan Falls Off Stage (Again)

Luke Bryan Falls

The Best 'Wayne's World' Scene Almost Didn't Happen

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A Bieber Arrest Timeline Because, Yes, There Are That Many

Justin Bieber
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Raffi Calls Out B.C. Premier On Twitter

Morrissey Slams Reaction To Robin Williams' Death

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'It Was Lauren [Bacall], Not Robin, Who Changed Motion Picture History'

11 Artists You Need To Know For The Rest Of 2014

Artists You Need To Know
Jonathan Benavente and John O' Connor

Bieber Arrested For Assault, Dangerous Driving Near Stratford, Ont

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Carrie Underwood Has Big News

Carrie Underwood
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All The Songs That Were Better Than 'Fancy' This Summer

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Watch Unearthed Footage Of A Teenage Katy Perry Before She Was Famous

Katy Perry Footage

Myth-Busting Music's Greatest Urban Legends

Rod Stewart
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Bry Webb On Fatherhood, Feist And Fronting The Constantines (Again)

Bry Webb

Bon Jovi Reportedly Leaves Group Hoping To Buy Buffalo Bills

Bon Jovi

Ottawa Opera Company Fires Singer For Homophobic Facebook Statement

Valerian Ruminski

►Celine Dion's Fans Thank The Man Who Helped Make Her A Star

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BET Suspends Producer For Making A Joke About Blue Ivy

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Demi Lovato Shares An Incredibly Inspiring Body Image Message

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People Are Confusing ISIS The Band With ISIS The Terrorists

Isis The Band

New Couple Alert?

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How Death From Above 1979 Came Back To Life By Killing Nostalgia

Spirit Of The West Singer John Mann Diagnosed With Alzheimer's

Spirit Of The West
Spirit of the West

Rogers Waters' 'The Wall' TIFF Premiere Attracts Fans, Protestors

Roger Waters
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Before They Were Famous, These Music Stars Had Really Crappy Jobs


Singers Who Got Bigger And Better Without Their Old Bands


Great News For Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert
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Most Ridiculous Musician Arrests Ever


What We Know About The Neil Young, Pegi Young Divorce

Neil Young Pegi Young
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Beyonce's VMA Rebuke To Women Against Feminism

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20 Celebs Who Shouldn't Sing

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C'mon Get Happy! Pharrell Made These 25 Other Songs You Love, Too!


Carmen Electra On Her Struggles With Love, Insecurity And Tragedy

Carmen Electra

Who Runs The MTV VMAs? (Girls)

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Canadian Couple Photograph The Greatest Anti-Rock Stars In History

Viliam Hrubovcak and Jolie Fejer

Behold! History's Most Epic Concert Moments

Music Concert
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25 Signs You Went To Edgefest In The '90s

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Mike Fowler

WATCH: Nobody Dances On A Table Like Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon Dances
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Celine's Husband Has Been Fighting Health Problems For 22 Years

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Celine Dion Kisses Successful Las Vegas Show Goodbye

Celine Dion Las Vegas Kiss

She Was Dubbed 'The Biggest Act Since Elvis'

Musicians Reaching Out To Fans About Mental Health

Lady Gaga
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TIFF Shows Off Canada's Best At Festival Music House 2014

New Pornographers

Remember Robin Williams With The 'Good Morning Vietnam' Soundtrack

Good Morning Vietnam

Squamish Was A Much-Needed Reminder Festivals Are About Music

Squamish Valley Music Festival
Squamish Valley Music Festival

WATCH: AC/DC On Bluegrass Will Change You


EXCLUSIVE: Arkells Break Down New Album 'High Noon' Track-By-Track

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15 Coolest Kid Musicians And DJs To Make You Rue Your Wasted Youth

Dj Fulano
Jerritt Clark Photography

11 Super Weird Things You Didn't Know About The Beatles

The Beatles
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Soundtrack Is Out Of This World

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Marvel Comics

27 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014's Second Half

Adele Grammys

50 Worst! Canadian Songs! Ever!


70s Musicians Then And Now

70s Musicians

Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

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(So Far)

25 Best 'Weird Al' Songs Ever

Weird Al Like A Surgeon
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21 Most Offensive Music Videos Ever (NSFW, Obvs)

Like A Prayer

Remembering MuchMusic's VJs: Then And Now


Wait, They Dated?!? Music's Oddest Couples

Corgan Simpsom

Bad Albums That Good Artists Should Never Have Made

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Best Indie Albums Of 2014 (So Far)

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
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It's A Family Affair: Top 20 Multigenerational Family Bands

Lukas Nelson
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40 Hottest Female Musicians Over 40


In Defence Of The Songs You Hate

Worst Songs

100 Greatest Canadian Songs Ever!

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Music Auctions Gone Wild: Bob Dylan's Lyrics, Lennon's Car, Elvis' Hair

Musical Menu Items From The Yolko Ono To I Am Pasta Fierce

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12 Bands We Want To See Reunite Already

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25 Movie Songs So Bad You'll Wish Films Were Still Silent

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WATCH: 17 Most Cringe-Worthy Concert Moments In Music History

80s Pop Stars: Where Are They Now?

WATCH: Music Videos From Beyond The Grave

25 Best Movie Songs Ever (23 Of Which Aren't 'Happy' Or 'Let It Go')