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Chuck Berry was the true king of rock ‘n’ roll

Berry’s songwriting, guitar playing and legendary dance moves inspired scores of celebrated musicians and music lovers alike. Nick Krewen Music, Sun., March 19, 2017 The true king of rock ’n’ roll has died. Post 1955, you can list any number of stratospheric acts that followed Chuck Berry — Elvis . . . the Beatles . . . the Rolling Stones . . . the Beach Boys — and as much…

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Meet Beck’s dad, David Campbell, who has helped sell nearly 1 billion records

Meet Beck’s dad, David Campbell, who has helped sell nearly 1 billion records After five decades assisting on top-selling albums, including his famous son’s, the Toronto-born arranger decided to produce an album of his own. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Sat Jun 14 2014 You may think an artist, such as Beck, who has sold more than 10 million records, is a big deal, but meet the man who has…


Joss Stone breezes into town with soulful sound

Grammy-winning artist follows her instincts, whips up another covers album and roams into Toronto. British soul singer and free spirit Joss Stone will perform at Sound Academy.   By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Fri Oct 05 2012   If Grammy-winning British soul belter Joss Stone had a nickname, it would be “Miss Spontaneity.” “Either that, or ‘Impatience’ — one of the two,” Stone says, laughing heartily,…


Maroon 5 outpaces Train

Entertainment / Music Adam Levine’s machine races through hits while other band on Molson Amphitheatre bill meanders. Nick Krewen  Special to the Star Published on Tue Aug 23 2011 It didn’t take long for the lead singers of last night’s Train/Maroon 5 doubleheader at the Molson Amphitheatre to reveal their diametric extremes: M5’s Adam Levine chose to channel his inner Jagger, while Train’s Pat Monahan decided to exhibit his inner…Rihanna? Yes, for…


Jay-Z: King of the No. 1 album

Judged solely on his string of No. 1 albums, Jay-Z has accomplished the unexpected: he’s become bigger than Elvis.        Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Fri Oct 30 2009 Judged solely on his string of No. 1 albums, Jay-Z has accomplished the unexpected: he’s become bigger than Elvis. With the Sept. 11 arrival of The Blueprint 3, Brooklyn-born rapper Shawn Carter scored his 11th straight chart-topper…