Beloved Soul Singer Betty Wright Dies

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Beloved soul singer Betty Wright has lost her fight against , her family has confirmed. Wright was only 66 at the time of her passing at her Miami home. The beloved artist was diagnosed with endometrial cancer a little less than a year ag...Read More

Andre Harrell Dies At Only 59 Years Old

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Sad news confirmed by Universal Music Group late last week is that R&B producer and founder of Uptown Records Andre Harrell, has passed away. He was only 59. The label at the time of the tragic announcement described Harrell to have b...Read More

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Confirmed Pregnant

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

It certainly appears to be true that something pink may be a-foot in the land of One Direction-star Zayn Malik and Victoria’s Secret supermodel-girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Rumours of a baby daughter on the way started flying about when H...Read More

Eddie Vedder’s Superb One World Performance

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Pearl Jam frontman, main lyricist and lead vocalist Eddie Vedder is a man well-versed in the art of biding his time laying patiently in wait for that perfect moment of musical magnificence. And musical magnificence it was when the man beh...Read More

One World Concert Thanks Health Care Workers

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Saturday’s One World: Together At Home special music event, curated by Lady Gaga and presented in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Global Citizen, will in all likelihood remain as fixed in our memories as the...Read More

John Prine Dies Of Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Country and midwestern-folk singer/songwriter John Prine has died due to Coronavirus-related complications after spending a little under two weeks in hospital under intensive care. Pine was, in the weeks leading up to his death, treated a...Read More

Fans Treated To Special Country Music Awards

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

  Americans may have to wait until September 16th for this year’s in-person live Academy of Country Music Awards, but that doesn’t mean that fans will have to go without all of the special performances that ha...Read More

Joe Diffie Dies from Covid-19 Complications

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Country music legend Joe Diffie has died. The 61-year-old chart-topping musician died of complications caused by the . Diffie was an absolute force in country music all throughout the 90s and beyond, and throughout his career released a t...Read More

Country King Kenny Rogers Dies

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Long-time country music and industry sweetheart Kenny Rogers has died. Rogers (81) died of natural causes at his home in Sandy Springs, George, on Friday night, the family has confirmed. The three-time Grammy awards winner is the 10...Read More

Billie Eilish Takes a Stand In New Music Video

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Billie Eilish is 18 years old. Let this statement sink in for a moment within the context of what has transpired over the internet’s airwaves over the course of the last couple of days. Let it first up not be said that the No Time t...Read More

Mazzy Star’s David Roback Dead At 61

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Mazzy Star co-founder, guitarist, songwriter and the haunting but velvety voice that can be heard in what is perhaps the band’s biggest hit, Fade Into You, David Roback, has died of metastatic cancer. Roback’s management team ...Read More

Details of Pop Smoke’s Tragic Death Emerge

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

In the short time since up-and-coming rap star Pop Smoke was fatally shot at the Hills mansion where he was staying, new details of the tragic event have come to light. Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Barakhar Jackson, was just 20 year...Read More

Music Bingo Catches On Big Time

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

  Once you get to do what you love, you never again have to work another day in your entire life. Just ask Elliot Piper. The entrepreneur didn’t exactly hold his breath hoping for anything longer than a 6-month run, but now th...Read More

Rapper Nelly Involved in Mohegan Sun Casino Brawl

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Rapper Nelly is no stranger to making news headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest grubby news on the airwaves involves an incident involving the famous “Hot in Herre” rapper getting involved in a heated confrontation ...Read More

Music Bringing Coral Reefs Back to Life

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

Underwater speakers are being used to nurse the Great Barrier Reef back to healthy life. As marine biologist Tim Gordon explained, the bustling noise of a functional reef is essential to attract more life. In turn, thi...Read More

Science On Music Being A Universal Language

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2019

You don’t have to speak German to enjoy a composition by Schumann. This seems reasonable. But to claim that music is indeed a universal language understood across divisions by culture and race and creed is a weighted...Read More

Canadians Living It Up At The Grammys

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2019

Time has positively flown by and its time again for the annual Grammy Awards nominations. The really great news is that Canada is right up there with the best of them for the 2020 instalment of the event. Subtly interw...Read More

Bingo Loving The Entertainment Awakening

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2019

Folks are now more than ever before interested in more than just getting smashed and dancing into the night when considering ideas for a fun night out on the town. And Bingo, for one, is positively loving the modern-day entertainment a...Read More

Backbone To Enjoy A Canadian Hall Of Fame Moment

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2019

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame isn’t easy pickings. Those doing their thing on the local rap music scene will be the first to confirm the fact. After all, no rap song has ever been inducted into the league of ...Read More

Haviah Mighty Awarded Prestigious Polaris

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Canadian rap artist Haviah Mighty has been awarded the prestigious Polaris Prize for her album “13th Floor”, making her the first female rap artist ever on whom Polaris recognition has been bestowed. Her...Read More

Meek Mill Bemoans $70k Gambling Loss

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2019

One may be tempted into thinking that Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is particularly unlucky, if even there was such a thing. Earlier this year Mill bet $200,000 on the San Francisco Warriors sticking it to the Raptors ...Read More

Casino de Montreal Celebrates Birthday With Music

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2019

If the 1970s and 1980s had any one element in common, then it must be the music. 70s and 80s music, if anything, had spirit of a true electrifying quality. And it’s that very pure music electricity that the Casino de...Read More

Barenaked Ladies Musician In Art Scam

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2019

Being famous, it turns out, doesn’t necessarily exempt one from being scammed. Just ask indigenous artist and musician Kevin Hearn of the band the Barenaked Ladies. Hearn was allegedly sold a fake Norval Morrisseau p...Read More

NFL Joins Forces With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2019

There’s almost always room for a spot of social activism, no matter where or how you look at things. And so the news that music super-star Jay-Z’s Roc Nation will in future be partnering up with the NFL in order to...Read More

Hard Rock Announces Guitar Tower Opening Date

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

Florida’s local gaming industry is about to receive a major boost as the Seminole Tribe of Florida gets ready for the official re-openings of its Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Hollyw...Read More

Why Music Is Pure Gold To YouTube

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2019

Gaming may be big on YouTube; even to the point that it classifies as the content streaming platform’s fastest growing vertical; but music is YouTube’s most profitable commodity. This according to search engine and data and mu...Read More

Cosmopolitan Casino Issues Meek Mill Apology

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

Rapper Robert Mihmeek Williams, or “Meek Mill”, being his preferred name, has received a formal apology from the Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas. The apology follows a May 25 incident during which the rapper and two of the me...Read More

Meek Mill Says Vegas Resort is “Racist”

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2019

Prominent rapper Meek Mill, real name Robert Rameek Williams, has branded the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas as racist. The Philadelphia-born star made the accusation after being refused entry to the Hotel on 26 May 2019. Williams was c...Read More

Drake Gifted Diamond-Clad Sports Jacket

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2019

Bling just got an entirely different meaning and rapper Drake is the lucky celeb that will be sporting it out in diamond-decorated OVO jacket. Drake was recently gifted the jacket; which is decorated with no fewer than 235 diamonds, the v...Read More

James Charles Is Getting Canned – Here’s Why

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

Semi-celeb Internet sensation and make-up artist James Charles is getting the heat from all sides. Charles seems to be mucking about with the type of zeal that makes bad publicity to remain bad publicity. Thanks to his blatant disregard f...Read More

Divine Releases Eye Of The Grinder Single

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

WSOP gold bracelet winner and aspiring Hip-Hop artist Rulah Divine has been dreaming about winning a gold bracelet ever since he was 17 years old. But the pro player has been dreaming about doing something big in music too, and specifical...Read More

Met Gala 2019 – A Celebration Of Camp

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2019

When in search of a top talking point, it’s hard to beat the annual Met Gala. Its big, its bling and its one of the largest celebrations of camp, pomp and the sheer magnificence of the art of the costume, in the world. And what bett...Read More

Google Launches New Childish Gambino AR App

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2019

Google has made an important announcement:  it has forged resources with popular musician and This Is America rapper Childish Gambino, and the result is an Augmented Reality (AR) app called Pharo AR. It’s not that easy to try ...Read More

Justin Bieber Surprises Fans at Coachella

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

It may not have been planned, and one performance of a single song may not seem like much of a big deal to most, but to Justin Bieber’s fans it was the stuff that magic is made of. Bieber recently made a surprise appearance on stage...Read More

Celine Dion On World Tour, Healing And Joy

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2019

French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion is on top of the world. The beloved vocalist, now 51, says that she feels in control of her life once more and considers herself to be at an all time career-high. So much so that she’s announced...Read More

5ive Get Bingo Players Dabbing to the Music

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

Everybody got up and dabbed with the stars when boy band 5ive took to the stage at the Mecca Acocks Green bingo club in Birmingham, UK. The 29 September show saw Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, and Scott Robinson perform the greatest hits b...Read More

Music Bingo Gets Oldies Jiving

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2018

For almost twenty years now, Sean Gorman has been working overtime to refresh the atmosphere of pubs, lounges and bars in the Lower Island. His primary goal is to attract more sales with strategically selected pieces of music, which he fi...Read More