So I was checking out my Twitter account on the commute home last night and I noticed that my number of followers had blasted up from 1435 to an impressive fourteen-hundred and thirty-six. My new follower was a guy named Niro Knox, who looked like a pretty rockin' dude.

So I took a gander at some of his tweets and found one labelled "Guitar Solo" that was a link to a year-old YouTube video he'd posted. It's just him riffing out on a goldtop Les Paul, but as he soon as he hit a note it reminded me of Gary Moore, so I immediately followed him back.

That is all.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Los Angeles experimental musician-producer Flying Lotus at the Commodore. Lydia Reedeeah was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Flying Lotus at the Commodore Ballroom on November 19, 2014. Thanks Lydia.

I finally got around to checking out the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2015 and, lemme tell ya, that institution has developed its most severe case of HUA (Head Up Ass) Syndrome yet.

Okay, firstly, let's rattle off the nominees: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, the Smiths, the Spinners, Sting, Chic, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, Bill Withers, War, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Told ya it was embarassing!

From that lame-ass batch, the only ones worthy of nomination in my books are Jett, Reed, Butterfield, and Vaughan.

Fvck Chic.

There's no denying that the vast majority of rock 'n' roll animals heading to the sold-out Rogers Arena this Friday night will be huge fans of Mötley Crüe, which is performing on its heavily publicized "Final Tour".

But I doubt I'll be the only one going there to revel in the killer tunes and theatrical shock-rock shenanigans of "special guest" Alice Cooper.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kim Churchill at the Imperial. Wilf Leung was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Kim Churchill at the Imperial on November 18, 2014. Thanks Wilf.

Live Nation has announced that Canadian folk-rock duo Whitehorse will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in support of its upcoming studio album Leave No Bridge Unburned.

Consisting of husband and wife Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, Whitehorse builds its live shows on skilled guitar work and vocal chemistry, along with complex layers of percussion, keyboard, and telephone-receiver amplification, tangled with the help of looping pedals.

Tickets for the show are priced at $27.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale Friday, November 21, at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed English dream-pop singer FKA twigs at the Commodore. Christina Singh was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. FKA twigs at the Commodore Ballroom on November 17, 2014. Thanks Christina.

Musician and humanitarian Sir Bob Geldof has always used salty language—even when he worked as music editor the Georgia Straight in the mid 1970s.

But apparently, it's a bit much for Rupert Murdoch's Sky News.

In the interview above, the 24-hour news operation wouldn't allow Geldof to use the term "bollocks" to dismiss criticism of his latest effort to help people in Africa.

After he uttered the term a second time, the interview was abruptly halted.

You can see the interview without the "bleeps" here.

Band Aid 30 recorded a new version of "Do They Know It's Christmas" to raise money to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.

You can see the video below.

AC/DC just released the title track of its upcoming album, Rock or Bust, which is due out December 2.

Sounds like AC/DC to me, with or without Malcolm Young.

It's no "Shoot to Thrill", but then again, what is?

Whaddya think?

 

Laryngitis prevented Joan Baez from making an appearance at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this past summer.

But the ’60s icon and activist made up for the cancelled show with her concert at the Vogue Theatre on Sunday (November 16).

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