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Tom Cochrane Returns To The Road With 'Take It Home': 'It's Like A Bird Flying South'

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 7:53 AM

When Tom Cochrane released his last album, "No Stranger," in 2006, the Canadian singer-songwriter-legend wasn't convinced that he'd ever make another one.

"I think when you make a record, you have to be inspired to make it," Cochrane tells The Huffington Post Canada, and for years, he wasn't inspired. His...

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20 Workout Songs Perfect For Any Gym Playlist

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 8:21 AM

We’re still in the early days of 2015, which means that many people are still in the early days of their fitness-related New Year’s resolutions. And they’re probably half-regretting them at this point.

Starting a new fitness routine isn’t always the most fun in the world. Sure, there are moments...

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Tanya Tagaq: Anti-Sealing Activists Have Been 'Vilifying Inuit People For Generations'

(44) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 11:59 AM

Since infamously saying "F---PETA" while accepting her Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album "Animism" in September, throat singer Tanya Tagaq has continued voicing her support for the Inuit seal hunt.

Hailing from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and currently touring the country, Tagaq spoke to HuffPost Canada about...

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Meghan Trainor, 'All About That Bass' Singer, Didn't Think She Had The Body To Be A Pop Star

(5) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 7:38 AM

Meghan Trainor wasn't always all about that bass. In fact, there are still days when the songwriter-turned-star struggles to feel as confident about herself and her size as she sounds in her debut hit single.

"I'm still working on self-acceptance," the 20-year-old singer tells Huffington Post Canada.

Although she's always...

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Mick Fleetwood Talks Fleetwood Mac Tour, His New Book And Photography Exhibit

(4) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 4:48 PM

"I'm what is known as a very busy bee," Mick Fleetwood says as he ponders his multidisciplinary schedule over the phone from New York City.

In the few short breaks that Fleetwood Mac's current tour – which features the newly returned and much-missed vocalist and keyboardist Christine McVie –...

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Dan Mangan Finds 'Happiness' Making Music For Movies And His 'Un-Cute' Next Album

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Last month, deep in the heart of Toronto International Film Festival season, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith released a world premiere of their own: a seven-inch single that just happened to feature a pair of songs that Mangan composed specifically for two films debuting at the festival.

The A-side, "Vessel,"...

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Emmanuel Jal, 'The Good Lie': From Sudanese Child Soldier To Rapper To Reese Witherspoon Co-Star

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 9:03 AM

The day before "The Good Lie," his breakout Hollywood film, celebrated its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sudanese child soldier-turned-rapper-turned-actor Emmanuel Jal casually walked into the opulent and star-stuffed Shangri-La Hotel with a box of CDs under his arm.

All around him, the Hollywood machine that dominates...

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Neil Young Talks 'Human Highway' And Set Janitor Kevin Costner At TIFF

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Over three decades after Neil Young first unleashed his bizarrely visionary nuclear apocalyptic musical about societal complacency, the singer/songwriter/actor/director came to TIFF to debut a brand new director's cut of "Human Highway" on Wednesday night.

The original cut, which never managed to score much of the way in distribution when...

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TIFF: Jane Levy On 'Bang Bang Baby,' Toronto Winter And Being A 'Sexpot Vixen'

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Jane Levy doesn't necessarily consider herself the biggest musical fan out there. Community theatre productions of "Annie," "Annie Get Your Gun" and the "Wizard of Oz" may have given the "Evil Dead" and "Suburgatory" star her first acting experiences, but as far as Levy was concerned, they were the only...

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Brian Wilson Made A Surprise Appearance At TIFF

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 7:37 PM

Usually, when a star-studded biopic about someone who is still alive and (fairly) well has its world premiere at a fancy festival like TIFF, it’s pretty much a given that the subject of said film will make an appearance on the red carpet. But musical legend...

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'Rogers Waters The Wall' At TIFF: Rocker Attracts Fans, Protestors, Blasts Big Oil, Police Brutality

(15) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 12:11 PM

The world premiere of Roger Waters The Wall as part of TIFF last night was already a raucous affair before the new concert film based on the Pink Floyd singer' 2010 tour of the same name had even started screening.

Outside of the Visa Screening Room, a small but...

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50 Worst Canadian Songs Ever (Sorry, Because We're Polite)

(17) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 5:27 PM

Earlier this summer we proudly published HuffPost Music's 100 Best Canadian Songs but now it's time to talk about something far less patriotic: the worst of Canadian music.

Like we said on the best list, our artists have been hitting above their weight class in the global music business for...

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TIFF 2014: Must-See Music Films At This Year's Toronto International Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 10:50 PM

The Toronto International Film Festival announced the first batch of films that will be a part of the 2014 edition of the festival earlier today, and that list included a number of intriguing music-themes offerings from dramas about jazz and French electronica to a Beach Boys biopic and a Questlove...

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Judas Priest On Lasting 40 Years, Their New 'Heavy Metal Baby' And Shocking Pre-Concert Ritual

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 12:46 PM

Judas Priest turn forty this year, but the legendary metal band have yet to exhibit any signs of a mid-life crisis. The band from Birmingham, England are neither trying too hard to remain young and hip nor resting on their laurels and settling into life as a pure nostalgic act....

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Judas Priest's Rob Halford Talks Pride, Gay Rights And Lady Gaga

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 12:46 PM

Rob Halford, the lead singer of Judas Priest and one of the greatest heavy metal vocalists of all time, has participated in his share of Pride events over the years. The Metal God, who publicly came out as gay in a 1998 MTV interview, has even been the Grand Marshall...

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Reggie Watts Talks Canada, His Comedy-To-Music Ratio And The Benefits Of Big Hair

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 1:24 AM

Reggie Watts might not be South By Southwest’s biggest fan.

“Austin [during SXSW] is ridiculous,” the improvisational comedian and musician tells Huffington Post Canada in a tone that straddles deadpan and serious when the festival comes up in the course of our interview. “It’s the worst. It’s a terrible...

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Macaulay Culkin's Cheesy Band The Pizza Underground Comes To NXNE

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 12:06 PM

If you've ever found yourself listening to your favourite Velvet Underground and/or Lou Reed records, getting the munchies, and thinking "Man, wouldn't it be awesome if someone combined this music with pizza?" you are apparently not alone.

New York anti-folk artists Matt Colbourn (guitar/vocals), Phoebe Kreutz (glockenspiel/vocals), Deenah Vollmer (pizza...

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Coeur de Pirate On Loving Liz Lemon, Covering Kenny Rogers And What She Learned From 'The Wire'

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 5:46 PM

Listening to the dreamy and sophisticated French indie pop of Coeur De Pirate, it's hard to imagine that the singer/songwriter also known as Béatrice Martin would have much of anything in common with the Snuggie-sporting, Teamster sub-wolfing and night cheese-working Liz Lemon. It turns out, though, that Martin is a...

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How Jann Arden Became One Of Canada's Most Beloved Singers (INTERVIEW)

(5) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 4:16 PM

I spent most of the nineties strutting around in an indie snob haze, indiscriminately snubbing anything that might be considered even mildly popular or, God forbid, mainstream, but I have always had a soft spot for Jann Arden.

No matter how massive "Insensitive," her biggest hit, got in 1994...

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What St Vincent Has In Common With Beyonce And Learned From Miles Davis

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 2:42 PM

The title of Annie Clark's debut album under the St. Vincent moniker, 2007's "Marry Me," was taken from a quote by "Arrested Development" character Maeby Fünke. Seven years, five records, and a collaboration with artistic giant (and St. Vincent superfan) David Byrne later, the indie art rock singer/songwriter and guitar...

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