Hearing continues for man killed after Radiohead stage collapse in 2012

18th November 2015 No comments

It’s been three years since a stage collapsed in Downsview Park, killing Scott Johnson and injuring three others. Three years that Ken Johnson has waited for answers and for someone to take responsibility. An engineer working at the concert, concert promoter Live Nation Canada, Live Nation Ontario and Optex Staging and Services are all facing charges in […]

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In Memoriam: Doug Hopkins

5th December 2013 No comments

Few songwriters have had as big an impact on my life as Doug Hopkins. While many may not know him by name, anyone who has ever been near a radio has undoubtedly heard his music. Doug was the founder and chief songwriter of Tempe, Arizona band the Gin Blossoms. The band exploded in the 90’s […]

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Remembering Scott Johnson

16th June 2013 No comments

It was one year ago today that Radiohead drum tech and friend, Scott Johnson, was killed in a catastrophic stage collapse in Toronto. Not one’s for maudlin platitudes, Radiohead paid tribute to Johnson in a subtle yet heart wrenching way during their first show back after the accident. The following video is from Nimes, France […]

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The Season of Giving: Music Stylee

14th December 2012 2 comments

Regardless of your religious leanings, or lack thereof, most people celebrate some type of holiday around this time of year. Receiving gifts from your favourite relatives (or perhaps an end of year work bonus, if you’ve been especially good this year) coupled with the overall merriment that tends to fill the ether around Decembertime, tends […]

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