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Coolio, best known for his 1995 hit "Gangsta's Paradise,” died Wednesday. He was 59. The rapper, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivy Jr., was found unresponsive in the bathroom of a friend's house. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Cardi B shared an important message about consequences this week. The 29-year-old rap star claimed in a tweet that she lost an opportunity with video game producer Activision because she had to be in court to plead guilty to charges stemming from a fight inside a strip club in Queens, New York four years ago. Shania Twain said a dinner out with Oprah Winfrey quickly “went sour” when the subject of religion came up. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: 'Gangsta's Paradise' Rapper Coolio Dies At 59 Cardi B Claims Court Appearance Cost Her Millions Shania Twain Reflects On Dinner With Oprah That Turned 'Sour' The Filter will be going on a brief Hiatus until Tuesday October 11.
Lauv stops by to chat with iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns about finishing his tour, how he's learned to not judge himself so much when performing, and his overall style influences and inspiration! #iHeartFestival2022
5 Seconds of Summer stop by for an interview with iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns at the #iHeartFestival2022 Backstage before things get a little chaotic and we're moved from the set! (Essentially this is TWO 5SOS interviews in one!) Calum and Luke sneak back to a new location with Shannon to chat all things 5SOS5 including how they chose from the massive amount of songs written to perfectly craft the new album. Luke tells Shannon the heartwarming and brilliant story of how 'Older' came to be, and how they are truly the tastemakers and trendsetters of Pop Music! Shannon and the guys put it out in to the universe that they would be the perfect SNL guests both as hosts and performers!
Taylor Swift revealed a secret Tuesday about a system she uses when writing lyrics. Selena Gomez on Tuesday shared a sneak peek at her forthcoming documentary My Mind and Me. Posting the teaser on Instagram, the pop star captioned it: “My Mind and Me. We don't get along sometimes and it gets hard to breathe. But I wouldn't change my life.” South Korea's defence minister has reportedly said it would be “difficult” to exempt the members of BTS from mandatory military service. According to media reports, Lee Jong-sup cited “aspects of fairness on fulfilling mandatory military service” after an opposition party member proposed the seven pop stars be allowed to provide alternate services. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Taylor Swift Reveals 'Dorky' Secret About Her Songwriting Selena Gomez Shares Sneak Peek At Documentary Defence Minister: It Would Be 'Difficult' To Exempt BTS From Military Service
Tinashe and Snakehips call in to talk with iHeartRadio's Jax to talk about their smash new song "Who's Gonna Love You Tonight" brainstorming the visuals. Tinashe and Snakehips tell us what their studio vibe is, and their hopes for touring!
Director Allen Hughes and producer Jamal Joseph discuss with iHeartRadio's Jamar McNeil the importance of preserving Tupac Shakur's legacy, his impact on hip-hop and the culture as well as never before seen details showcased on the documentary 'Dear Mama'. Allen Hughes and Jamal Joseph, director and producer of the Tupac documentary 'Dear Mama', talk about their respective experiences with the hip-hop icon, the process of producing the documentary and their hands-on experience with unreleased tracks from the rapper. 'Dear Mama' director Allen Hughes and producer Jamal Joseph chat with iHeartRadio's Jamar McNeil about the contents on the documentary, Tupac's relationship with his mother & his community as well as the process of making the documentary.
Cardi B is paying it forward. The rap star dropped by her former middle school in the Bronx on Tuesday to donate $100,000 U.S. to after school programs. Nicki Minaj is going after social media personality Nosey Heaux for calling her a “coke head.” The rap superstar filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New York seeking at least $75,000 U.S. in damages for slander, insisting she has never used cocaine. Michelle Branch has said assaulting her husband, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, was “not the finest moment of my life.” The singer was arrested on Aug. 11 after she admitted that she slapped Carney in the face “one to two times” during an argument. The charge was later dropped by prosecutors. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Cardi B Surprises Students At Her Former School Nicki Minaj Sues Over 'Coke Head' Claim Michelle Branch Opens Up About Assault On Husband Patrick Carney
Lido Pimienta sits down for an interview with Shannon Burns to talk about her new show premiering at #tiff2022 - LIDO TV, Lido tells us what inspired her to create the show, how she learned the skills to pitch and develop a show - and what makes LIDO TV so unique! Lido Pimienta tells us how she ended up with collaborating with the iconic Nelly Furtado on the show, Kittie, and the extremely talented Bear from The Halluci Nation. Lido talks about her incredible work ethic, how creating gives her joy, and what she wants her legacy to be. Lido Pimienta talks about standing up for what she believes in, standing up for a healthy planet - and discusses Alex Jones coming after her in the past. Finally, Lido explains in what way she is the Colombian Larry David!
Yung Gravy dropped by to chat with iHeartRadio's Jax Irwin about the crazy hype his concerts gather as well what to expect from future and upcoming live Yung Gravy performances! Rapper Yung Gravy and iHeartRadio's Jax Irwin have a heart-to-heart while painting each other's nails and talk about his VMAs experience, his close bond with his mom and his current sentimental situation. Yung Gravy talked to iHeartRadio's Jax Irwin about a potential Michael Bublé collaboration, getting in touch with the Canadian icon and a small hiccup at the border while trying to enter Canada.
Joe Jonas chats with iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns on the red carpet for his new film #devotion, praises what it was like working on the movie, working on "Not Alone" and Tells Shannon which one of his brother would be a better pilot!
Tegan and Sara sit down with Shannon Burns to talk about their new series 'High School' which premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. The twins tell Shannon about cold filming days, working with Clea Duvall, Cobie Smulders, and making sure that certain Canadian-isms remained authentic in the show! Shannon finds out she's actually seen the show BEFORE Tegan and Sara's own parents! Sara tells Shannon about motherhood, and Tegan tells Shannon about dog-motherhood!
iHeartRadio's Jamar McNeil sits down with Black Ice Producer Vinay Virmani, Stars Akim Aliu, Saroya Tinker, and Director Hubert Davis to talk about their powerful new film, racism and the untold story of Hockey in Canada and North America, and what it means to bring this film to the world at #tiff2022. Black Ice's Executive Producer credits include Drake and LeBron James
There were screams outside the Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday as Harry Styles arrived for the world premiere of My Policeman. The 28-year-old pop star, wearing green Gucci and carrying a purse, greeted hundreds of fans who lined the street in front of the venue. Britney Spears told fans on Sunday they will “probably" never see her back on stage. Tommy Lee is cashing in on the apparent thirst for his huge… uh… collection of tattoos. The Mötley Crüe drummer, who turns 60 in three weeks, announced Friday that he has joined OnlyFans. Original articles by John R. Kennedy: Harry Styles Meets Fans At 'My Policeman' Premiere Britney Spears Says She 'Probably' Won't Perform Again Tommy Lee Moons Fans To Announce OnlyFans Debut
Kane Brown sits down for an interview with iHeartRadio's Myles Galloway to talk about the huge release of 'Different Man', talks having his WIFE Katelyn on the standout track, 'Thank God'. Kane tells us what Kane Rain is, and tells us how great his MTV VMAs experience was - including meeting the one and only Taylor Swift for the first time.
Lewis Capaldi sits down for his first interview in YEARS with iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns. Lewis Capaldi is given official 'Canada's Sweetheart' status, and Lewis tells Shannon about his new song FORGET ME, out now, how he bought a house on Ed Sheeran's recommendation (and how he didn't like it at all), what he's been up to creating the 'difficult second album', drinking with Shawn Mendes, and the Lewis Capaldi Pizza Empire that's about to take over the world!
Harry Styles made light of recent social media speculation during his concert in New York City on Wednesday night. “I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine,” the singer told the crowd. “Fear not, we're back.” Shawn Mendes has said hearing his voice come out of an animated character on the big screen is "such a fun experience." The 24-year-old Canadian singer plays the titular reptile in Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, the feature adaptation of Bernard Waber's 1965 children's book that's due in cinemas on Oct. 7. Ricky Martin is suing his nephew, who earlier this summer accused him of stalking following a sexual relationship. The lawsuit against Dennis Yadiel Sánchez, filed on Wednesday in Puerto Rico, seeks at least $20 million U.S. for the loss of “multi-million dollar” deals as a result of his nephew's accusations. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Harry Styles Jokes About Spitting On Chris Pine Shawn Mendes Hypes 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile', Ricky Martin Sues Nephew Who Accused Him Of Stalking
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, are reportedly expecting their third child. Singer Lewis Capaldi revealed Tuesday that he is living with Tourette's syndrome. Drake has been hit with a lawsuit over a documentary that is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday. The Canadian rap star is an executive producer of Black Ice, which looks at the history of racism in hockey. Also named in the lawsuit, which was filed Friday in New York City, are Drake's production partner Adel "Future" Nur and their company DreamCrew Entertainment – as well as executive producer LeBron James. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo Expecting Baby No. 3: Report Lewis Capaldi Reveals He's Living With Tourette's Drake Slapped With Lawsuit Over 'Black Ice'
Nicki Minaj has delighted her Barbz by enlisting Canadian actor and singer Alexander Ludwig to play Ken in the official video for her hit “Super Freaky Girl.” "You were amazing. So cool," Minaj tweeted at Ludwig, who replied: "Any time Nicki! You stunned." Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley played their final show as Florida Georgia Line – at least for awhile – on Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fair. Country star Jason Aldean's public relations firm has dropped him after 17 years in the wake of comments by his wife that many considered to be transphobic. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Canada's Alexander Ludwig Stars In Nicki Minaj's 'Super Freaky Girl' Video Florida Georgia Line Plays Likely Final Show Jason Aldean Dropped By PR Firm Over Wife's Trans Comments
Avril Lavigne said Wednesday she was proud and honoured to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dua Lipa's lawyers have asked a judge to toss out one of two lawsuits over her 2020 hit “Levitating” because the pop star and her co-writers “never heard” the songs they are accused of copying. In March, songwriters L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer accused Lipa of copying their 1979 track “Wiggle and Giggle All Night” and 1980's “Don Diablo.” Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns, who pleaded guilty in April to a drunk driving charge in his native Australia, said he was suffering a “full-on nervous breakdown.” Johns was three times over the legal limit for alcohol when the SUV he was driving crossed over into oncoming traffic and crashed into a van. Two people were treated for minor injuries. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Avril Lavigne 'Grateful' To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame Dua Lipa Seeks To Get 'Levitating' Plagiarism Case Tossed Ex-Silverchair Singer Daniel Johns Says Breakdown Led To DUI
We play a game of ARTISTS with FRIENDS! (which definitely has no relation to the game of Scrabble). A game where you try and spell as many artists names as possible each turn with the letters you pull randomly out of a sack! While playing the game iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns talks to Johnny Orlando about his new album "all the things that could go wrong", what it's like being in the spotlight, travelling to Egypt and Indonesia, Starting his own Podcast, and being a protective older brother on social media!WATCH THIS EPISODE:
Megan Thee Stallion will appear in an upcoming episode of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, it was announced Monday. The Weeknd announced Monday he is adding a second show in Toronto in September. A new trailer has premiered for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story ahead of the biopic's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8. The trailer includes clips of Yankovic parodies like “My Bologna” (“My Sharona” by The Knack) and “I Love Rocky Road” (“I Love Rock 'n' Roll” by the Arrows). Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Megan Thee Stallion Shot A Cameo In Marvel Series The Weeknd Announces 2nd Show In Toronto 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story' Trailer Debuts Ahead Of Toronto Premiere
Taylor Swift dropped big news Sunday night as she accepted Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, New Jersey. Taylor Swift said early Monday that she has recorded a collection of 13 songs about “13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life.” Midnights, scheduled to come out on Oct. 21, was teased during Swift's acceptance speech for Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Aptly, she shared more details at midnight. Britney Spears has spoken up about her life while under a conservatorship that ended last November after 13 years. “They literally killed me. They threw me away,” the 40-year-old pop star explained in 22 minutes of audio clips posted Sunday on YouTube that she later deleted. Ozzy Osbourne has said the U.S. addiction to guns convinced him to move back to his native England. “Everything's f**king ridiculous there,” the 73-year-old rocker told The Observer Magazine. “I'm fed up with people getting killed every day. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Taylor Swift Wins Big At MTV VMAs Taylor Swift Hypes New Album 'Midnights' Britney Spears Opens Up About Family: 'They Threw Me Away' Ozzy Osbourne Fleeing U.S. Over Gun Violence
Nicki Minaj has reason to be super excited about her new song “Super Freaky Girl.” The 39-year-old rap star has become the first female artist to have a solo hip hop track debut at No. 1 in the U.S. since Lauryn Hill with “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998. Minaj is also the first solo female artist to have a song debut at No. 1 so far this year. Elton John and Britney Spears have released their highly anticipated collaboration, “Hold Me Closer.” (Tune in all day to your favourite iHeartRadio station to hear it!) A reimagining of John's 1971 classic “Tiny Dancer” that kicks off with the first verse of his 1992 song “The One” and interpolates a bit of 1976's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," the track was produced by Andrew Watt and Canada's Cirkut (aka Toronto-born, Nova Scotia-raised Henry Walter). The 38th MTV Video Music Awards are going down Sunday night in New Jersey. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Nicki MInaj Breaks Record Held By Lauryn Hill Britney Spears, Elton John Debut 'Hold Me Closer' 2022 MTV VMAs: What You Need To Know Check out iHeart New Music on iHeartRadio!
Britney Spears said Wednesday she is feeling “kinda overwhelmed” about the Friday's release of her collaboration with Elton John. “Hold Me Closer” is a reimagining of John's 1971 classic “Tiny Dancer” and was crafted by Andrew Watt using vocals Spears recorded solo in California. Olivia Rodrigo got to sing the lyrics “I bet that she knows Billy Joel ‘cause you played her ‘Uptown Girl'” on Wednesday night while Joel accompanied her on piano. Joel, 73, paused his concert at Madison Square Garden to bring Rodrigo, 19, on stage. Ozzy Osbourne said he gave up acid in the 1970s after a trip in which he found himself talking to a horse. Speaking to Classic Rock, Osbourne recalled how he and his Black Sabbath bandmates “did loads of drugs” while making the album Vol. 4 in Los Angeles. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Britney Spears 'Kinda Overwhelmed' By Elton John Collaboration Olivia Rodrigo Performs With Billy Joel Ozzy Osbourne Quit Doing Acid After Talking To Horse
Macklemore sat down for an interview with iHeartRadio Nights' Myles Galloway about his new song Maniac and the process of getting in touch with Nardwuar for a special appearance in the music video! Macklemore shares his experience touring with Imagine Dragons and the audience reception to his new material while on the road! Macklemore gives Myles some insight on his upcoming album and the experience of creating music after a long break. Macklemore gives important advice for the new generations of artist on how to deal with the grind and stay creative while achieving success. Myles and Macklemore chat about the singers new presence on TikTok and how the platform has help some of his older hits have a resurgence.
Capitol Records said on Tuesday it has “severed ties” with virtual rapper FN Meka “effective immediately” after being accused of racism and cultural appropriation. “We offer our deepest apologies to the Black community for our insensitivity in signing this project without asking enough questions about equity and the creative process behind it,” read a statement from Capitol Music Group, which is part of Universal Music. Usher has pushed back at Diddy's declaration last week that R&B is dead. “He sounds nuts to me,” the 43-year-old singer said. “It sounds crazy.” Usher passionately defended the genre during an interview for Bevelations. “When I hear people say stuff like, you know, ‘What happened to R&B? R&B is dead' – it's not. R&B is timeless, it ain't gonna go away,” he said. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger marked the one-year anniversary of the death of bandmate Charlie Watts on Wednesday with a moving montage of photos. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Capitol Records Scraps Deal With AR Rapper FN Meka Usher Pushes Back At Diddy's Claim That R&B Is Dead Mick Jagger Shares Moving Tribute To Charlie Watts
Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers said rapper T.I. punched him in the face after he gave him a kiss on the cheek. In a TikTok video titled “When meeting T.I. goes wrong,” Taggart is seen in the back of an SUV talking to musical partner Alex Pall about the incident. Kid Cudi has revealed that he suffered a stroke while in rehab six years ago. In a 2016 Facebook post, the rapper and singer – whose real name is Scott Mescudi – told fans he was seeking treatment for “depression and suicidal urges.” Two weeks into rehab, he had a stroke that slowed his speech and movement. BTS has surpassed 70 million subscribers on YouTube, bumping Canada's Justin Bieber to third place among music acts. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Drew Taggart Of The Chainsmokers Punched By T.I. After Kiss Kid Cudi Reflects On Stroke He Suffered While In Rehab BTS Knocks Justin Bieber To 3rd Most Subscribed Music Act On YouTube
In an exclusive Canadian interview, Ivan Moody of the band Five Finger Death Punch speaks with iHeartRadio's JD Lewis on his road to recovery, his recovery centres in Cheyenne Wyoming, and how those themes manifest on their new album AfterLife. Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch talks about dying for three minutes, and elaborates on seeing the "Blue Light". Ivan Moody talks about his turn to film in "The Retaliators" and what brings all artists together in a commitment to creating. Ivan comments on the photo shared by Tommy Lee a few days ago - before the audio cuts out (really!). Finally, Ivan and JD walk through the history and the future of FFDP!
Lauv chatted with iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns on the significance of his newest album 'All 4 Nothing', how he switched it up from previous work and some potential collaborations for the future. Lauv spoke about his new project, MEDITATION CLUB, and how guided meditation has helped him in a way he hopes his hotline will help others. Lauv and Shannon talk about the importance of mental health awareness and visibility and discuss role that has had on his life as of now.
Olivia Rodrigo will be in Toronto next month to help induct Alanis Morissette into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF). Drake has been named the artist with the most Top 5 singles in the U.S., breaking a record held by the Beatles for 55 years. The Canadian rapper earned his 30th Top 5 hit thanks to DJ Khaled's “Staying Alive,” on which he is featured with Lil Baby. It debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. A$AP Rocky was charged Monday in connection to a shooting last November in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, is facing two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm with allegations of personally using a firearm. He was arrested in April upon returning from Barbados with Rihanna, with whom he has a new baby, and has been free on $550,000 U.S. bail. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Olivia Rodrigo To Honour Alanis Morissette At Toronto Gala Drake Breaks Chart Record Held By The Beatles A$AP Rocky Charged With Firearm Offences
Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia sits down for an interview with iHeartRadio's Jesse and JD to to talk about their "Introvert" EP, their unique cover of the Weeknd's Blinding Lights, feeling isolated during lockdown, and what it's like touring being a "Rockstar Dad" Adam tells the guys if he's met his band's HUGE (literally) celebrity fan in Shaq - and tells them a story about meeting Iconic Bruce Springsteen. Adam Gontier tells Jesse and JD about his early high school days - and clarifies if there would ever be a Three Days Grace Reunion in the future!
Taylor Swift has said she couldn't have copied “Playas Gon' Play” by 3LW when writing the lyrics to her 2014 hit “Shake It Off” because she had never heard of the song or the group. The Tragically Hip is being inducted – again – into Canada's Walk of Fame. The band, which was inducted in 2002 in recognition of its achievements in Arts and Entertainment, will be honoured at this year's gala in the Humanitarianism category. Famous fans and friends of Olivia Newton-John are among those who took to social media Monday to remember the singer and actress, who died Monday at 73. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Taylor Swift Denies Hearing Song She's Accused Of Copying The Tragically Hip To Be Inducted (Again) Into Canada's Walk Of Fame Music Stars Pay Tribute To Olivia Newton-John
Frustrated fans fuming about this past weekend's Kultureland Festival near Toronto may soon get some answers from organizers. A severe summer storm on Sunday night couldn't keep Shania Twain from closing out the Boots and Hearts festival in her native Ontario. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea said last week that he's not big on posing for pics with fans. Beyoncé's Renaissance has become the first album by a female artist to top the U.S. chart since Adele's 30 ended its six-week run in January. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Kultureland Organizer Promises To Address Fuming Fans Shania Twain Comes Home To Close Out 'Boots And Hearts' Festival Flea Explains Why He Doesn't Like Posing For Pics With Fans Beyoncé Tops U.S. Chart With Year's Biggest Album By Female Artist
Adele took out a whopping $37.7 million U.S. mortgage to buy Sylvester Stallone's Beverly Hills estate earlier this year. Lady Gaga confirmed Thursday that she will star opposite Joaquin Phoenix in the forthcoming sequel to his 2019 flick Joker. The 36-year-old pop star shared an animated clip on social media showing two silhouette images coming together for a dance, set to Irving Berlin's 1930s song “Cheek to Cheek.” John Legend has said he and Ye “aren't friends as much as we used to be” due to their political differences. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Adele Takes Out Huge Loan For New Home Lady Gaga Confirms Role In 'Joker' Sequel John Legend Blames Politics For Rift With Ye
Dermot Kennedy sits down for an interview with iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns to talk about connecting with fans, songs about hope and resilience, and fans adding their own stories to "Better Days". Dermot opens up about owning the same guitar that he's had since age eleven, and about the cancelled opening spot for Shawn Mendes, and how all artists are susceptible to burnout! Dermot Kennedy all about "Sonder" out September 23, and what he hopes people get from his new collection of songs.
Sean Paul sits down for an interview with iHeartRadio's Jamar McNeil to talk about his legendary career, what he was looking to do in the DanceHall Reggae and Pop genres. Jamar shouts out Sean Paul's ability to get people out on the dancefloors across the world before the two talk about Sean's newest record "Scorcha" his collabs with Shenseea, Gwen Stefani and so many others. Jamar tells Sean Paul about the Drake Canadian All Stars show - and Sean Paul admits he doesn't actually know Drake! Shawn Paul Gifts Jamar some SCORCHA Hot Sauce, and Some Cannabis Finally, Sean Paul lets Jamar know what his favourite of his own songs are!
Paris Hilton seemingly confirmed there is a collaboration coming from Elton John and Britney Spears. Hilton, a friend of Spears, was asked about the track by Paul Door Je Neus as she made her way to the stage at the Tomorrowland festival in Belgium. “I know. It's going to be iconic,” she replied. “I just heard it a couple days ago in Ibiza and it is, it's insane.” According to ET, Hilton “misspoke” about hearing the song and only meant that she had heard about it. The Rolling Stones and U2 are the top touring acts of the past 40 years, according to data published last week. Pollstar ranked 150 music acts based on gross revenue from touring and the number of tickets sold. It counted only headlining shows and excluded sets at music festivals. The Stones and U2 are virtually tied for gross revenue (all figures U.S.) – $2.165 billion and $2.127 billion respectively – but U2 sold nearly four million more tickets. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Paris Hilton Calls Britney Spears, Elton John Duet 'Iconic' Rolling Stones, U2 Top Touring Acts Of Past 40 Years
The parents of a dancer who was crushed by a video monitor while performing in Hong Kong last week were granted an exemption from the country's COVID-19 protocols upon arriving from Toronto. Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara is a new mom! The 41-year-old Canadian artist shared a selfie on Instagram account showing her holding the newborn at her shoulder. She captioned it “My #crybaby” – a wink at the duo's forthcoming album Crybaby. Original Articles by John R. Kennedy: Dancer's Parents Granted 'Compassion' Hospital Visit After Flight From Toronto Sara Quin Of Tegan And Sara Shares Baby News
Electronic Orchestral musician Worakls sits down for an interview with iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns at OSHEAGA music festival to talk about his musical journey and what it feels like to be such a unique presence in electronic music. Worakls tells a heartwarming story to Shannon about how his grandmother pushed him to not become complacent with his talent, and push himself to be the best musician he can be!
Chelsea Cutler sits down for an interview with iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns (in her pyjamas) after forgetting her clothes at Lollapalooza! Chelsea tells Shannon that she is starting to think about how she wants to be defined musically. Chelsea and Shannon talk about coming out and queer representation, and the toxicity online and in social media!
Alan Walker sits down for an interview with iHeartRadio's Myles Galloway at OSHEAGA to talk to us about the Walkerverse Tour! Alan Walker tells us about his interests in MrBeast, Logan Paul, Sidemen and Mark Rober! Finally Alan Walker breaks down his epic scavenger hunt for his recent music.
Zach Zoya sits down with iHeartRadio's Myles Galloway before his OSHEAGA set to talk about the pressure around performing in front of a massive hometown crowd, playing with a live band, and how many people he knows in the audience. Zach tells us more about No Love is Ever Wasted, his SMASH Start Over, Upping his Fashion Game and working on more music!
Girl in Red sits down for an interview with Shannon Burns to chat about Queer representation in music and media, (and shouts out Hayley Kiyoko). Shannon and Girl in Red discuss her tour, and mental health of touring artists - including Shawn Mendes' recent announcement of cancellation. Girl in Red and Shannon talk about their shared For You Page content and social media in general. Shannon and Girl in Red talk about the transition for musicians when their music becomes work!
Gracie Abrams sits down with iHeartRadio's Shannon Burns at OSHEAGA to talk about the emotion in her songs, writing with Aaron Dessner, and her obsession with writing music. Shannon and Gracie break down the 'Nepotism Babies' criticism often found online, and talk about how good songwriting and passion for the industry has allowed her to transcend the term.
A slightly injured Monowhales sits down with iHeartRadio's Jason Rockman to talk about their love of OSHEAGA, blowing up with their Nine Inch Nails cover, and if Trent has heard it. The band tells us tales from the road - and how the pull inspiration from every act they see.
Tai Verdes sits down with iHeartRadio's Myles Galloway at OSHEAGA to talk about his love of Canadian food. Tai tells Myles how confident he is about HDTV, the perfect temperature to listen to his music, if he shares his music with his family and more.