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Budweiser, the KING of the Super Bowl Ad has gone and done it again. Another Super Bowl commercial that gives you the feels. Similar to their “Friends Are Waiting” anti drinking and driving ad, they’ve used the cutest dog ever to pull at our heartstrings… and it’s working.
Budweiser has released their Ad for Super Bowl XLIX.
What’s this salty liquid leaking from my face? Damn you Budweiser!
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 I Won’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!
- Face Everything And Rise
- Broken As Me
- Falling Apart
- Love Me Til It Hurts
- Never Have To Say Goodbye
- War Over Me
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
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!
***WARNING: CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE***
Musicians aren’t exactly the most punctual bunch, most notably Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose.
The Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games 2015 are just over a week away! I had the privilege of meeting one of our local North Bay Olympians a little while back. Diane Woods, who will being representing North Bay in Curling is one of the most experienced athletes North Bay has competing this year in the Provincial Games. She’s had the opportunity to travel across Canada to Calgary and Vancouver but says she’s most excited to compete here at home because all of her friends and family can come cheer her on. Diane’s most memorable moment with Special Olympics came when she met her husband at a regional competition! This is just ONE of the MANY great stories you’ll hear over the course of the next few weeks. As for now… the Olympic Cauldron has ARRIVED!!!
Here are some pictures posted by the North Bay Police Service via their Twitter earlier today!
Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell is planning to make another solo album according to his Twitter page.
No details have been released about the album yet but this wont be the Soundgarden frontman’s first crack at solo work. Cornell’s last solo disc, 2009’s Scream, produced by Timbaland, was considered to be a disaster by critics who trashed the disc, calling it an ill-advised attempt at urban pop. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor even called the album “embarrassing.”
You be the judge…
Chris Cornell – Part Of Me, Featuring Timberland
Chris Cornell – Scream
Cornell did have a somewhat popular solo record back in 1999 with Euphoria Morning, which featured the song “Can’t Change Me.”
He’s also put out Carry On back in 2007 and his acoustic live set Songbook in 2011.
The good news… the new solo project DOES NOT mean the end for Soundgarden. Cornell says his solo work gives him balance and he’s excited to head back in the studio with the group later this year.