Canada

Nash The Slash: Gauze and effects

PUBLISHED IN THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD ( AND THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR) on January 25, 1997   By Nick Krewen Nash The Slash is the ultimate Canadian cover artist. Whenever he’s performed in public, the Toronto-based electronic musician has been an intriguing sight, dressed in a top hat, sunglasses and swathed head to toe in bandages. Now celebrating his 20th year in the public eye, this chic version of The Invisible Singing…


The McGarrigles’ Matapedia

  Nick Krewen Toronto Star Thursday, November 28, 1996   “We had no intention of turning professional. We didn’t even think of this as a career.” Anna McGarrigle is sitting at a table in one of the Lakeshore Boulevard offices of MCA Concerts Canada next to her older sister Kate, attempting to explain the anomaly that has resulted in seven highly respected albums and 20 years of wonderful folk music,…


Burning For Buddy

Neil Peart launches solo album tribute to iconic drummer Buddy Rich NICK KREWEN The Hamilton Spectator October 20, 1996 Neil Peart admits he’s been in no rush to release a solo album. One of Canada’s foremost drummers and lyricists who has built his worldwide reputation exclusively with Canadian power rock trio Rush over 22 years and almost as many million-selling albums, Peart launched the band’s first outside project earlier this…


The Woman in Shania

  NICK KREWEN The Hamilton Spectator March 7, 1996   How full is Shania Twain‘s calendar these days? It seems that every time country music’s current chart queen turns around, another awards show beckons with a fistful of nominations and a live appearance offer. Just last week, the Academy Of Country Music announced the 30-year-old Timmins native was a candidate in four categories — including Album Of The Year for…


Bryan Adams: 15-Year Love Affair

This expanded version was to have been published by Toronto on-line magazine Magnet, which sadly folded after one issue.     BRYAN ADAMS: 15-YEAR LOVE AFFAIR   NICK KREWEN   Before we get started, there are four things you should know about Canadian rock superstar Bryan Adams. First, he’s a strict vegetarian. “Eight years!” shouts Adams, as his voice voraciously leaps off the long-distance line from his home in London,…