Topic: rock

Live it Out turns 15: how Metric's sophomore release solidified the band as a rock force

Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw explain why they needed to create a record that felt like armour.

Rich Aucoin, Valley, Charlotte Cardin, Justin Bieber and more: songs you need to hear this week

7 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Listen to 2 songs from Gord Downie's final solo recording, Away is Mine

The album will contain 'the final 10 songs Gord sang before he passed away' and will be released Oct. 16

Meet Jaunt, the charismatic Toronto band blending R&B, yacht rock and hip hop

Watch the rapidly rising sextet play 2 songs and chat with Saroja Coelho on CBC Music's The Intro.

Tragically Hip double feature hitting Canadian theatres on Sept. 18

Select Cineplex locations will screen Long Time Running and A National Celebration.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Tobi, Sylo Nozra and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Alex Porat, Shay Lia, LØLØ and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.
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Neil Young sues Donald Trump over copyright infringement

The U.S. President has used the singer-songwriter's music on multiple occasions.

10 things you didn't know about Arcade Fire's The Suburbs

The Montreal band's Grammy Award-winning 3rd album turns 10 years old on Aug. 2.

Kathleen Edwards, Mustafa, Swagger Rite and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

The best music to stream right now, according to Vivian Fung

From jazz tuba music to Cambodian metal, here's the music that's been getting the Canadian composer through the pandemic.

Bébé Buckskin, Tona, Noble Oak and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

All-star lineup to be featured on Global Goal: Unite for our Future — the Concert

Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the special airs on CBC-TV and CBC Gem on Saturday, June 27.

Summer 2020 guide: 22 albums you need to hear

From Neil Young to Jessy Lanza, all the Canadian releases you should keep an eye on.

This new short film about music is narrated by the late Rush drummer, Neil Peart

Growth Rings is a collaboration between Peart and drum manufacturer DW Drums.

Watch Scott Helman host the 4th Junos 365 Songwriters' Circle

He welcomes Meghan Patrick, Tom Wilson and Whitehorse for a virtual jam session.

A Pride playlist: Orville Peck, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Peaches, more

An all-Canadian celebration of LGBTQ2SIA artists.

Black Lives Matter: 30 powerful songs about police brutality, anti-Black racism and revolution

Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Shad's music speaks to a fight that has been going on for far too long.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Whoop-Szo, Kennedy Rd. and more: songs you need to hear this week

8 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Introducing CBC Music Live, your new destination for live Canadian music

A showcase on CBC Gem for uncut, full-length performances from July Talk, Cadence Weapon, Arkells and many others.

Neil Young, Kathleen Edwards, Pat Lok and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Favourite Spaces: July Talk's Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis transform family home into their creative hub

“Those basement stairs have been calling for me like a siren.”

In memoriam: musicians we've lost to COVID-19

Thank you for your music, John Prine, Adam Schlesinger, Ellis Marsalis, and others.

13 Canadian bands that will make you feel totally nostalgic for the 2000s

Remember Hot Hot Heat, Lillix and Ohbijou?

The 40th anniversary of Bryan Adams' debut record

Before he was famous, he was a broke teen writing songs for BTO. CBC Music looks back at the making of a Canadian rock star.

Pup, Madeline Merlo, BadBadNotGood and more: songs you need to hear this week

8 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

10 favourite waltzes in Canadian popular music

Not all great pop tunes are in 4/4 time.

Get ready for episode 5 of the Junos 365 Songwriters' Circle

Tyler Shaw welcomes Nuela Charles, Patrick Watson and the Reklaws for a virtual jam session.

The best Canadian duets

Iconic songs for isolating in 2s: Leonard Cohen and Judy Collins, Drake and Rihanna, Peaches and Iggy Pop.

Stronger Together: Tune in as Canadian celebrities rally to support Food Banks Canada

The 90-minute special airs April 26 and features Michael Bublé, Céline Dion, Arkells, Shania Twain, Alessia Cara, Bryan Adams and others.
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Stronger Together: Tune in as Canadian celebrities rally to support Food Banks Canada

Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Drake and others join the all-star lineup of the 90-minute special that airs tonight at 6:30 p.m on CBC.

Clairmont the Second, Jessie Reyez, dvsn and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Watch this meticulous, COVID-era piano cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

"It's music now that will help keep everyone smiling," says Calgary’s Thomas Yu.

5 ways to support Canada's musicians during the coronavirus pandemic

From crowdfunding to Skype lessons, here's how you can help.

Loud Luxury, Land of Talk, Caribou and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tunes to add to your playlist right now.
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How has COVID-19 impacted Canadian musicians and fans?

Céline Dion, Neil Young, Avril Lavigne and more have postponed or cancelled tour dates.

Metric, Half Moon Run, Lights and more set to perform at the 2020 CBC Music Festival

The annual event will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 30.

8 emerging Saskatoon acts to watch

Meet the next wave of artists keeping Saskatoon on the musical map.

'I don't like fame': Matthew Good is making music for himself, not to become a celebrity

The Canadian musician, who found success in the ‘90s, grapples with making music in today’s landscape.
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Hawksley Workman's cover of 'Echo Beach' attempts to 'out-retro' the '80s hit

The Canadian musician covers the Martha and the Muffins single for our latest Junos 365 session.

Basia Bulat, Lennon Stella feat. JP Saxe, and more: songs you need to hear this week

5 fresh Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Joe Manganiello's super sexy slow jams

The True Blood actor and La Bare director on his favourite songs to spark romance.

Watch Alexandra Stréliski transform the Strumbellas' 'Spirits' into a dreamy piano song

For her Junos 365 session, Stréliski 'wanted to do something a little bit deeper with it.'

The New Pornographers censor their band name for kids' T-shirt

The News Photographers, anyone?

Watch the 2020 Juno Award nominations

Tune in Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. ET to find out who this year's nominees are.

Watch the 2020 Juno Award nominations

Tune in Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. ET to find out who this year's nominees are.

Neil Peart, drummer of Rush, has died

He was considered one of the greatest rock drummers of his generation.

'Love you Gord': F--ked Up covers the Tragically Hip's 'In View'

The single was released on an exclusive 7" last year, and is now available online.

In Memoriam: a tribute to the musicians who left us in 2019

A salute to the talented, inspiring, groundbreaking artists who passed on this year.

These were the biggest Canadian music headlines of the 2010s

From Arcade Fire's Grammy to the Célinaissance, here are the moments that marked the decade.

Jagged Little Pill: a love letter to the album and the musical

Alanis Morissette’s 1995 release gets a second life on Broadway.

Musicians band together to boycott Amazon over ties to ICE

Hundreds of artists are speaking out after Amazon announced its inaugural music festival.

Swagger Rite, Ria Mae with Dan Talevski, and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Fall 2019 guide: 17 albums you need to hear

From Tegan and Sara to Riit to T. Thomason, all the Canadian releases you should keep an eye on this season.

Haviah Mighty, Robbie Robertson, Drake and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Watch the 2019 Polaris Music Prize gala

Find out who will take home the award for best Canadian album of the year.

Love & marriage: wedding song wrongs

I don’t. From abstinence ballads to butterfly kisses to badonkadonks, 20 songs to never play at your wedding.

Alessia Cara, Ryan Shepherd, Sylo Nozra and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Heavy metal and classical music have more in common than you think

From Beethoven to Vivaldi, metal artists have drawn inspiration from composers for years.

'It's a battlefield': how Canadian music festivals have survived an unstable decade

2019 has already claimed Roxodus, Rifflandia and Woodstock 50. Why do some festivals fail while others triumph?

Northern Haze pioneered Inuit metal in the '80s — but they're not done yet

The Nunavut band released its debut in 1985 — the first rock album ever recorded in Inuktitut.

'We have assumed control': the evolution of Canadian metal

From Rush to Ken Mode, we explore our country's great history of metal music.

Alessia Cara, Tenille Townes, Faber Drive and more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are six fresh tracks from Canadian artists.

Neil Young and Bob Dylan sing together for first time in 25 years

Watch the 2 perform 'Will the Circle be Unbroken' at their co-headlining show in Ireland.

The 7 wildest, coolest, most beautiful covers of iconic Canadian songs

From k.d. lang and Drake to Carly Rae Jepsen and Leonard Cohen.

Here are the songs for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge

Shawn Mendes? Avril Lavigne? Scott Helman? Whose song will your music class choose?

Queering the Canadian music industry

How Rae Spoon, Witch Prophet and other LGBTQ2SIA artists are radically reimagining the business of music.

Song of the summer: 9 Canadian contenders for the season's top tune

Shawn Mendes? Carly Rae Jepsen? Lights? Justin Bieber? Who's it going to be?

CBC Music Festival: watch the q stage performances now

Enjoy sets by Hubert Lenoir, Shopé, Narcy, Peach Pit, DJ NDN and others.

Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dizzy and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

'Your Ex-Lover is Dead' turns 15: exploring the brilliance behind Stars' biggest hit

The 2004 song is a timeless ode to broken hearts.

Guitars can imitate any instrument — this man proves it

His take on the bagpipe is really impressive.

Here's what you'll find on CBC Music's new website

We're excited to show you our brand new website revamp.

First Play Live: Pup, Morbid Stuff

To celebrate the release of the new album, Pup played to a sold-out crowd in Toronto.

Montreal may soon be declared a 'city of excellence in metal music'

They'll vote on city councillor (and metal fan) Craig Sauvé's motion on April 15.

These are the songs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are dying to skate to

Will we see a Céline Dion program in the future?

The Beaches, Haviah Mighty, Jon Vinyl with Tash and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new tracks to add to your playlist right now.
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Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, more to perform at 2019 CBC Music Festival

Our annual music fest will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 25.

Jann Arden and Scott Helman's 'Lovesong' cover will brighten your day

They teamed up on the Cure classic for their Hotel Session shot in Calgary. Watch it now.

Loud Luxury feat. Pitbull, Partner, Gabrielle Papillon and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

First Play Live: The Strumbellas, Rattlesnake

The Juno-winning band performs songs from its fourth studio album.

Spring 2019 preview: 15 albums you need to hear

From Broken Social Scene to Siskiyou, here are all the upcoming Canadian releases we can't wait to hear.

First Play Live: Wintersleep, In the Land Of

Wintersleep plays songs from its upcoming album, out March 29.

'The Hermit rides again': Thrush Hermit announces reunion shows and anniversary vinyl

The Halifax alt-rockers — who included Joel Plaskett, Rob Benvie, Ian McGettigan and Cliff Gibb — mark 20 years since their final album, Clayton Park, with some good news.

Grimes announces new climate change concept album, Miss_Anthropocene

"Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through pop star demonology."

A brief history of drinking songs

From classical concert halls to Irish and English pub sessions, drunk sing-a-longs date back to the 13th century.

Arkells' Max Kerman shares the last great things he's read, watched and bought

Find out which best-selling book the Hamilton rocker "blew through" recently.

Meet Tao-Ming Lau, the woman changing the face of Canadian music

How the 'music business nerd' went from working at major labels to making space for marginalized artists.

Pup, Marianas Trench, Tanya Tagaq, Katie Moore and more: songs you need to hear this week

Seven hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Dan Mangan, Murray Lightburn, Ellis and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Watch Chilly Gonzales break down Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Stick around for the surprise Britney Spears comparison.

Lights, iskwē, Broken Social Scene and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

First Play Live: Digawolf, Yellowstone

The Tlicho and English alt-rock band from Yellowknife dropped by our studio to play songs off the new album.

The 10 worst love songs, as chosen by you

While many of these songs are sincere and romantic, others are offensive and just plain creepy.

The musical meet-cute: 15 adorable stories of bandmates falling for each other

From Sharon and Lois to Snotty Nose Rez Kids to Partner to Quantum Tangle, we find out what drew everyone together.

Love expert Mandy Len Catron on the 7 best Canadian love songs

Cuddle up with music by the Weeknd, Céline Dion, Ron Sexsmith and k.d. lang this Valentine's Day.

Broken Social Scene, Hannah Georgas, Pup and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are six new tracks that grabbed our attention.

How to watch Walk off the Earth's tribute concert this Sunday

The Canadian band will be paying tribute to member Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor who died on Dec. 29.

10 Canadian albums turning 10 this year

Time to feel old.

All about Avril Lavigne: how the teenaged pop-punk poet changed everything

We look at the singer's influence through the essential songs in her catalogue.

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