As we get closer to the kick off of the Special Olympics 2015 Winter Games here in North Bay from Jan 29-Feb1, we thought it would be fun to have a few of the athletes teach us how to take part in their sport. So we asked Carley Tucker and J.J. Stickland to join us at Lee Park for a snowshoeing tutorial and a race. Here’s how it went down…
When UK pop star Sam Smith released his smash hit Stay with Me back in 2013, it skyrocketed him into pop supremacy. The tune, which has spent a ton of time on the charts, reaching #1 in Canada, New Zealand, UK and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is arguably the song that put him on the map. His album In the Lonely Hour is even up for Album of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards… thanks to Tom Petty. The song was flagged recently after it was pointed out that it sounded strangely similar to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 1989 classic IWon’t Back Down.
YOU be the judge.
Not sure I agree entirely BUT Sam Smith didn’t put up much of a fight and has agreed to pay Tom Petty songwriting royalties. The two settled out of court, giving Petty 12.5% of the writing credit. Afterwords, Sam Smith’s camp released this statement: “It wasn’t a deliberate thing, musicians are just inspired by other artists and Sam and his team were quick to hold up their hand when it was officially flagged.” In other news… does the band One Direction ever NOT steal their music from other artists?!
AND my personal favourite, this blatant rip-off of Def Leppard’s Pour Some Sugar on Me.
Papa Roach are BACK with the follow up to their 2012 album, The Connection. The new album F.E.A.R comes out January 27th and might be their BEST yet. Papa Roach are giving you a chance to stream the new album NOW! TRACKLIST
The Fox presents Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea at the Capitol Centre Sunday night at 7:30. He’s touring behind his brand new solo album So Let’s Go. There are only a few balcony seats left for the concert. We asked Alan to describe the perfect day on the road. Looks like you might catch a glimpse of him around North Bay Sunday.
After a year hiatus and months of speculation, RUSH have finally announced the dates for what looks to be their FINAL major tour. The band plans to hit 34 cities on their North American tour in 2015 including stops in both Montreal and Toronto this June.
R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour Dates: 5/8 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center 5/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena 5/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center 5/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center 5/16 – Austin, TX @ 360 Amphitheater 5/18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center 5/20 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center 5/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Arena 5/24 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena 5/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheater 5/28 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum 5/30 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live 6/8 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena 6/10 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center 6/12 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 6/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills ***6/17 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre ***6/21 – Montreal, QC @ Bel Centre 6/23 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden 6/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center 6/27 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center 6/29 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden 7/9 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center 7/11 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center 7/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center 7/15 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome 7/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena 7/19 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena 7/21 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center 7/23 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose 7/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena 7/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center 7/30 – Irvine Meadows, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
He may not be old enough to shave, but this kid can definitely ROCK! A Facebook campaign has been started up to get 12-year-old Kris McDowall to open for AC/DC when they his Scotland this summer.
Something tells me Angus would be impressed.
THIS is why the Foo Fighters are currently one of the BEST rock bands in the world. These guys are just out there having A GREAT TIME.
Dave and the boys had some fun with the crowd at a recent show in Chile!
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