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Blog Post: One-on-One with Steven Page

Steven Page Photo by David Bergman
It’s been a good year for the former Barenaked Ladies man. First, he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame alongside his ex-bandmates and reunited with them for the first time since parting ways with them in 2009. Now Page has Discipline: Heal Thyself, Part 2 , a strong new solo album—his fifth—full of diverse sounds and thoughtful lyrics of both a personal and political nature, informed by being a Canadian citizen living in the U.S. The power-pop single “White Noise” was written in the wake of the Charlottesville white nationalist rally last August, while Latin-flavoured “Gravity” satirizes climate-change deniers. A more positive message is expressed in “Feelgood Summer” an...
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Blog Post: Q&A with Josh Groban

Josh Groban can turn heads with his soaring voice. But the bearded and boyish 37-year-old music Grammy nominee still goes largely unnoticed in public. That is bound to change as his TV and film appearances become more frequent and higher profile. This summer, Groban hosted the Tony Awards and is currently starring in the Netflix comedy-drama series The Good Cop , in which he plays the squeaky clean son of a corrupt police officer. Recently, we sat down with the versatile L.A.-born star to talk about his thriving career, Canadian connections and Bridges , his first album of original music in five years. What is it with you and Canada? You’ve co-written with so many Canadians, from Chantal Kre...
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Music Review: Paul McCartney - Egypt Station

At 76, Sir Paul could be forgiven if he slowed down and kicked back in his slippers with a nice cuppa. But that’s not Macca’s way. In fact he’s as busy as ever, going viral with James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke and launching another world tour Sept. 17 in Quebec City. On his 17th solo studio album, McCartney sounds still in his prime—feisty, frisky and having fun. The flirtatious “Come On to Me” is a delirious rocker, while “Fuh You,” produced by hitmaker Ryan Tedder, is sexy and infectious. The rest of the album, produced by Greg Kurstin (Beck, Adele), ranges from the Latin jazz of “Back in Brazil” and the bouncy “Happy With You” (about his wife Nancy Shevell) to the cautionary political...
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