The Q! is proud to present Colin James at the Bodine Hall in the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney on Friday, August 5.
Listen to The Q! Morning Show from Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29 for your chance to win a pair of tickets!
Fans of Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip are reeling from devastating news he has terminal brain cancer.
Downie was diagnosed with the disease last year and has since undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The Hip announced it will hit the road together this summer. Their Man Machine Poem Tour of 11 Canadian cities starts July 22 in Victoria at Save On Foods Memorial Centre.
Let’s flashback to January of 2007 when Gord Downie stopped by The Rock Research Centre before the band’s pair of shows in support of World Container. The Q! had invited five of our nine listeners to meet and greet Gord and ask a question on-air.
Thanks to former Q! staffer Alana Jones for sharing her photo from the meet and greet with Gord Downey during the broadcast.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s tour dates through Saturday July 30 have been put on hold while guitarist Gary Rossington recovers from heart surgery which repaired a blockage in his arteries.
Posting on Facebook, a band representative said, “The Lynyrd Skynyrd band is canceling or rescheduling the next 2 weeks of touring, while Gary Rossington recovers at home from heart surgery to repair blockage in his arteries. Currently, the band hopes to resume touring on August 4 in Woodlands, TX. The band has rescheduled Boston, MA at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion to September 23 and moved Big Flats, NY at Tag’s Summer Sound Stage to the following day, September 24. We are continuing to work on other potential re-scheduling, as well. Please stay tuned to the Lynyrd Skynyrd website and social media pages for updates.”
At this point, the next confirmed gig will be Thursday August 04 in The Woodlands Texas, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with Peter Frampton.
In October of last year, Rossington suffered a major heart attack, and earlier in 2015, the band had to cancel a show when he was taken to hospital with an abdominal infection
Last fall, after the serious heart attack, Johnny Van Zant said, “Yeah, he’s doing good. Y’know, he had a heart attack, and y’know, he had a quadruple bypass — what was it five, six year ago, maybe — it might be even longer than that. And he was doing a procedure and they took him off of his plavix, which is blood thinner, and it caused him to have a blood clot — so basically gave him a heart attack.”
The band have recently released Pronounced Leh-nerd Skinnerd and Second Helping – Live From Jacksonville At The Florida Theatre on DVD, Blu-ray, and via download.
The collection was recorded last year, and features the band performing its first two studio albums, 1973’s Pronounced Leh-nerd Skinnerd and 1974’s Second Helping, live in their entirety for the first time, at two specially staged concerts at the Florida Theatre in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
He’s baaaaack: Joe Perry is scheduled to rejoin his Hollywood Vampires bandmates onstage tonight as they lay out some rock and roll and refrain from draining the blood from fans at Rohnert Park, California’s Weill Hall at Sonoma State University.
Perry gave us all a big scare when he collapsed Sunday July 10 during the band’s gig at Brooklyn’s Coney Island and was rushed to hospital.
Head Vampire and cosmetics afficionado Alice Cooper tweeted: “Joe is back! Joe Perry returns to the hollywoodvamps tour tomorrow, 7/22 & will be with us thru the end!”
We’re still not certain what caused Perry to hit the floor; various sources have been mumbling about everything from cardiac arrest to dehydration and exhaustion — and of course, given his history, a possible drug relapse. Because rock and roll.
The Hollwood Vampires’ tour dates are (subject to change):
The Hollywood Vampires also count among their members Johnny Depp, Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, among others.
100.3 The Q! is proud to present the second annual Salt Spring Island Music & Garlic Festival, Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 on Salt Spring Island.
Listen to The Q! Afternoon Show (2pm – 6pm) from Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29th for your chance to win a pair of weekend passes.
If you win, you’ll also be entered into the grand prize to win two-nights of accommodation at the Sea Breeze Inn on Salt Spring Island during the festival!
Grand Prize Draw will be held on Friday, July 29.
The 7 Cedars Far West Beer Fest comes to Sequim this Saturday, and you could be there courtesy of The Q, with round trip transportation on the Coho, tasting tokens, free casino play, food vouchers and more. Play Fact Or Crap: The Beer Edition on The Q Afternoon Show starring Ryan Awram, and your weekend might just be a lot more fun than you expected.
In recognition of that, we’re opening up the Q’s beer and wine store on Rockline Theme Thursday at noon today, and playing songs which have something to do with drinkie-poos, as Charlie Harper‘s mom might say.
If there’s a particular song you’d like me to play for you, send me an e-mail request, or join me at noon oh five and call or text me at 250 475 100.3 as we rock responsibly, on The Q’s Rockline Theme Thursday.
Fire up the audio player below to hear some musical selections which would get thumbs up from the the Rockline Theme Thursday judging panel today.
The performance lineup for October’s Desert Trip concert extravaganza in Indio California is mind-boggling, but at least one legendary band is conspicuous by its absence: Led Zeppelin. We’re now hearing mumblings that they could have been there, if not for Robert Plant‘s steadfast refusal to consider any future Led Zeppelin reunions.
Writing in Showbiz411, Roger Friedman claims Plant turned down a $US14 million offer for the band to play at the festival, which also features Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Roger Waters. It’s a staggering fee, but apparently Plant was stoic in his refusal.
Friedman says that Jimmy Page, meanwhile, pretty much lost it when he heard about Plant turning down the offer. He quotes an unnamed source as saying, “Jimmy went crazy. He really wanted to do it.”
While this all seems to be heard-it-through-the-grapevine stuff, it’s worth considering that Friedman is the one who originally revealed the existence of Desert Trip, and the $14 million offer is in the same neighborhood as the amounts the confirmed performers will be loading into Brinks trucks after their sets. Each of them is said to be pulling down $7 million per weekend (which ostensibly means that Paul McCartney is going to do a lot better than each member of The Stones).
Elsewhere on the Desert Trip front, Steely Dan‘s Donald Fagen dropped a few hints about future plans for the festival during a recent tête-à-tête with Los Angeles Times hacks, saying The Steelies had been contacted about being part of a future lineup. “There was some talk of us doing it next year,” said Fagen. “You know, a lot of these people are still very creative and still have the will and the charisma to make something like that successful. On some level for a musician, a job is a job, no matter what they call it. The Senior-delic Festival or whatever it’s supposed to be — we don’t care so much what it says on the sign out front.”
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