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Oh Susanna beats cancer to sing other people’s songs

Oh Susanna’s Suzie Ungerleider had to delay her Namedropper album — with contributions from Ron Sexsmith, Joel Plaskett, Melissa McClelland and others — for treatment, but she finally debuts it in concert on Saturday. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Thu Oct 23 2014 When Oh Susanna performs Saturday night at the Great Hall, Suzie Ungerleider will be celebrating not only a sparkling new album called Namedropper, but successful treatment for…

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Aerosmith brings its history to life in Toronto

Well into their sixties, veteran rockers deliver the goods – with fewer gymnastics. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published Thu, Jun 28 2012 The last time they were at the Air Canada Centre — August 17, 2010 to be exact — Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry knocked singer Steven Tyler offstage and into the crowd to retaliate for Tyler accidentally hitting him in the head with his microphone a few…


Big Wreck bigger than ever

Ian Thornley plays the Danforth Music Hall with Big Wreck on May 10 and 11. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Thu May 10 2012   Well, that’s one less albatross around his neck. Ever since Ian Thornley added Big Wreck’s name to the ever-increasing pile of reunited rock bands, he’s been rewarded with an accolade he never received during the combo’s first late ‘90s run: a No….


The Cars: Idling no more

Entertainment / Music It was the last phone call keyboardist Greg Hawkes expected to get: an invite from singer and chief songwriter Ric Ocasek to restart The Cars.      Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Thu May 19 2011 It was the last phone call keyboardist Greg Hawkes expected to get: an invite from singer and chief songwriter Ric Ocasek to restart The Cars. After all, it had been…


Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity

                Nick Krewen Twenty-five years together is usually considered a milestone. In the case of rock and roll legends Aerosmith, it’s a miracle. Excessive bouts of drug and alcohol abuse, as documented by the band themselves in the excellent and intriguing 1997 autobiography Walk This Way, legal entanglements, personality conflicts and even a partial breakup in the late ’70s and early ’80s are…