Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

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Portrait of The Artist (Prince) As A Newly Free Man

Versions of this article for Southam News appeared in several Southam newspapers including The Windsor Star on November 20, 1996 PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A NEWLY FREE MAN   NICK KREWEN CHANHASSEN, Minnesota. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince  knows how to make a lasting impression. As the door to the conference room in his palatial Paisley Park Studios swings open, the man whose legal name is the unpronounceable…


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Singers For Hire

Singers For Hire ACTS FORGE AHEAD WITH NEW VOCALISTS AND ENJOY NEW SUCCESSES October 08, 2009 — 12:00 am PDT Nick Krewen / GRAMMY.com At the apex of Styx‘s popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, many of the Chicago rockers’ Top 10 hits came from a single songwriting source. Not only did cofounder Dennis DeYoung pen such Styx hits as “Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” and “Mr. Roboto,” but his…


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Emm Gryner – musical multi-tasker

  Between her new solo album, her bands Trent Severn and Trapper, and her family, singer stays busy but focused. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Mon Oct 12 2015   Emm Gryner has become quite the proficient juggler. A couple of weeks ago, the Juno-nominated, Sarnia-born singer and songwriter released her 16th studio album, 21st Century Ballads. On Oct. 9, Trillium — the sophomore effort from Trent Severn, Gryner’s hoser…


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Foo Fighters keep fans and moms on their feet: review

Dave Grohl makes the most of a leg injury, even playing guitar with his cast. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Thu Jul 09 2015 Foo Fighters 3.5 stars July 8 at the Molson Amphitheatre. Dave Grohl isn’t going to let little things like a severely broken leg and ankle stop him from rocking the night away. Lesser musicians would have thrown in the towel and taken the requisite time to…


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Nickelback powers down the pyrotechnics: concert review

The band’s return to the ACC finds the usual frenetic energy somewhat lacking, owing to less anthem-y new songs and a very chatty Chad Kroeger, though the execution of the set was technically flawless. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Mon Feb 23 2015 Nickelback 2.5 stars At the Air Canada Centre, Feb. 22. Nickelback has changed its performance tactic. Once a combo that used all the bells and whistles available…