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Editor’s Picks: Our favourite stories from 2017

Dangerous escapes to Canada. A tribute to Gord Downie. A sexual abuse scandal. Read some of our best stories from 2017 The post Editor’s Picks: Our favourite stories from 2017 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Gord Downie championed Indigenous rights. But did he make a difference?

‘Activism is not about embracing a famous person who makes an album about a situation. It’s about facing hard truths that may make you feel uncomfortable' The post Gord Downie championed Indigenous rights. But did he make a difference? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Stream Gord Downie Introduce Yerself

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie died this month after a battle with brain cancer. After his diagnosis, he continued to be wildly productive, with the Hip releasing one final album and completing an emotional farewell tour. That final spell of creativity also included a solo album called Introduce Yerself produced by Broken Social Scene…

6 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Fever Ray, Julien Baker, Gord Downie, and More

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Watch Japandroids Cover The Tragically Hip’s “Nautical Disaster”

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The music world is mourning the death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, particularly in his native Canada, where the Hip are regarded as a national treasure. We've seen tributes from fellow Canucks ranging from Leslie Feist to Justin Trudeau, and last night Japandroids contributed their own. At Toronto's Massey Hall, the Vancouver rock deities…

Watch Japandroids Cover the Tragically Hip

They performed “Nautical Disaster” in tribute to Gord Downie

The gift of Gord Downie: ‘He gave everything he had to this world’

The Rheostatics' Dave Bidini—a friend and tourmate of Gord Downie—reflects on the qualities that made the Tragically Hip's late frontman so special The post The gift of Gord Downie: ‘He gave everything he had to this world’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.

From Gord Downie to J Dilla: What makes musicians’ last albums so brave

Gord Downie's 'Introduce Yerself' is the latest album by a dying musician to stare down death. But what insight do such works really provide? The post From Gord Downie to J Dilla: What makes musicians’ last albums so brave appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Farewell Gord Downie; commiserations Canada

Michael Barclay invited us to share his sensitive obituary. Gordon Downie (1964-2017) was born near Kingston Ont, to Lorna and Edgar. Gordon was the fourth of five children, the one who played goalie for Amherst­view’s successful hockey team. Show More Summary

Tragically Hip Singer Gord Downie Dies

Gord Downie, frontman of the Canadian rock band Tragically Hip, has died, his family said in a statement Wednesday. He was 53.... The singer announced last year he had been diagnosed in December 2015 with terminal brain cancer.... Formed...Show More Summary

Remembering Gord Downie, Kingston’s king

Opinion: What the Tragically Hip's Gord Downie meant to his hometown—a place of contrasts, of potential, and of hope The post Remembering Gord Downie, Kingston’s king appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Drake Remembers the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie

Neil Young and Justin Trudeau have also paid tribute to the beloved songwriter

Canada's Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies at 53

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

Rock poet and Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, whose evocative lyrics helped define Canada, has died at age 53. Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer after suffering a seizure during a walk in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario in December 2015. Show More Summary

Lead Singer of Popular Rock Band Dies

The lead singer and songwriter for a rock band that has been putting out records since 1987 has died. The AP reports that Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip died Tuesday night after a battle with brain cancer. He was...

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