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TERRY SUMSION SIGNS WITH THE "NEW" BULLET RECORDS"

Terry Sumsion

By RB Renegade

NASHVILLE, TN: Bruce C. Elrod, President and Keith Bradford, Executive Director of Bullet Records (Nashville) are pleased to announce the signing of Canadian Country Music Icon, Terry Sumsion to the newly activated “Bullet Records”.

The “Bullet Record” label based in Nashville, USA, which was started in 1945 by Jim Bulliet and C.V. Hitchcock. Bulliet was an early partner in Sun Records. Its only national hit was Francis Craig's pop recording of "Near You" made in early 1947, but the label was known for country music artists such as Boots Woodall's Radio Wranglers, who also recorded for Capitol Records, and Southern Gospel artists such as the Rangers Quartet and Speer Family. In 1949 they released B. B. King's first commercial single, Miss Martha King. Too much money was spent in hope of repeating the success of Francis Craig's "Near You" and the label was in trouble by 1949. Jim Bulliet sold out to W.C. "Red" Wortham, who had his Delta label (distributed by Bullet) in the same building. The label limped on for a few years but was out of business by 1952.

Bullet Records has now been revived.  Purchased by Bruce C. Elrod, President & CEO of Cashbox Magazine and Cashbox Records, Bullet Records will focus on Country Music artists.  The Nashville Office is headed by Keith Bradford (Executive Director).  Keith is a noted musician, having been the front man and bass player of Kitty Wells for over 16 years.  As the head of KMA Records, Nashville, Keith has produced over 500 albums and written close to 600 songs.

Rock n Roll He Scores!

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider

Bruins To Unveil Bobby Orr Statue Outside Garden
by Bill Delingat

The month of May is not only the start of spring but also The “Stanley Cup Playoffs where every man, women and child in Canada are glued to their fat screens as their heroes battle it out for the prestigious cup. Well one of the giants of hockey Bobby Orr was honored by the Boston Bruins unveiling a statue of Bobby Orr in his defining moment as their most beloved player in team history is depicted flying through the air with his arms outstretched after scoring the goal that clinched the 1970 Stanley Cup championship against the St. Louis Blues. It was unveiled on Monday outside the TD Garden.

The ceremony comes on the 40th anniversary of the goal.

Metal legend Ronnie James Dio dead at 67 after battle with stomach cancer

Ronnie James Dio

Wayne Parry, The Associated Press

Ronnie James Dio, whose soaring vocals, poetic lyrics and mythic tales of a never-ending struggle between good and evil broke new ground in heavy metal, died Sunday, according to a statement from his wife and manager. He was 67.

Dio revealed last summer that he was suffering from stomach cancer shortly after wrapping up a tour in Atlantic City, N.J., with the latest incarnation of Black Sabbath, under the name Heaven And Hell.

"Today my heart is broken," Wendy Dio wrote on the singer's site, adding he died at 7:45 a.m. "Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away.

"Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all," Wendy Dio continued. "We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us ... Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever."

The statement was confirmed by publicist Maureen O'Connor, who said Dio died in Los Angeles. He had been treated at a Houston hospital, according to his site.

Though Dio had recently undergone his seventh chemotherapy treatment, he was hopeful to perform again. Earlier this month, Heaven And Hell cancelled its summer tour, but Dio did not view being sidelined as a permanent thing.

TOMMFest 2010!

TOMMFest

FRIDAY, JUNE 18 -

SQUAREDANCE CALL – 6PM
THE CHEM CHIKS & THE CHIKLETS – 7PM
THE GIBSON BROTHERS – www.gibsonbrotherw.com – 9PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 19 –

MAPLE LEAF CHAMPIONS JUG BAND – www.myspace.com/mapleleafchampionjugband 10AM
AIDEN MCGILL – 11AM
TRADITIONALLY WOUND – www.queensbush.ca/bands/traditionallywound.htm - 12PM
NIKKI SAGE – 1PM
VALDY – www.valdy.com – 2PM
TRADITIONALLY WOUND – 3:30PM
VALERIE SMITH & LIBERTY PIKE – www.valeriesmithonline.com – 5:45PM
RUEBEN DEGROOT – www.myspace.com/ruebendegroot - 7PM
RIK REESE & NEON HIGHWAY – www.neonhighwayband.com – 8:15pm
DESERT HEAT – www.desertheat.com – 9:45PM

TOMMFest (Tristin Osborne Memorial Music Festival) started with a dedicated group of volunteers at the family home of Tristin Osborne 5 years ago. TOMMFest was established for Tristin Osborne who passed away just ten days short of her 24th birthday. Tristin was a warm, caring person who believed that all people, independent of the abilities and disabilities, have worth, importance and contributions to make. In spite of her own learning disabilities, her focus on education was specializing in teaching children with disabilities and educating the educators who taught them. The Osborne family decided to put positive energy toward allowing her beliefs and dreams to carry on by way of a scholarship program – The “TRISTIN OSBORNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP” is given away annually to a learning disabled student who is determined to achieve post secondary education.

Country Faces Cancer

Light The Night

Country Faces Cancer (CFC) is an industry-wide effort led by Great American Country's Nan Kelley, a proud lymphoma survivor, to help raise awareness and support for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) through its Light The Night Walk.

Country music fans in partnership with their favorite country artist will raise funds to make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients and their families!

Leukemia is a malignant disease (cancer) of the bone marrow and blood. It is characterized by the uncontrolled accumulation of blood cells. Leukemia is divided into four categories: myelogenous or lymphocytic, each of which can be acute or chronic. The terms myelogenous or lymphocytic denote the cell type involved. The are four major types of leukemia.

Lymphoma is the name for a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are the two main types of lymphoma.

Lymphoma originates in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the body's immune system, which is the body's defense against infection. The marrow and lymphocytes are part of the immune system. Some other parts of the immune system are the lymph nodes, the lymphatic vessels and the spleen.

Lymphoma starts with a change to a lymphocyte. The change to the lymphocyte causes it to become a lymphoma cell. The lymphoma cells pile up and form masses that gather in the lymph nodes or other parts of the lymphatic system.

Elaine Tennyson plans the 1st Annual Friends Day Celebration in Ontario, Canada.

Elaine Tennyson

Dear Friends,

I hope you and yours are healthy and happy. It was Mother's Day 2009 at Washington Savage's funeral, when I conceived the idea to have a "Friends Day" Celebration. I attended Gary Quinn's "Celebration of Life" the night before, and Kenny MacLean's funeral a few months prior. I recall standing outside the church with Molly Johnson reminiscing and embracing the reality of mortality, saying, "today is Mother's Day, there's Father's Day and Family Day." There should be a "Friends Day." The seed was planted.

That was just the beginning. Like some of you, I've lost many family/friends/acquaintances the last couple of years - twenty one to be exact. I saw friends and acquaintances I hadn't seen or contacted in years at the funerals. We all agreed to "get together soon!" Well, here it is one year later - the way some of us reconnected was at funerals.

Years go by - we get older - and die. Let's get together and Celebrate Friends & Life!

WHAT: Canada Day "Friends Day" Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 2010 (stay for the long weekend)
WHERE: Bogey's @ Sauble Golf & Country Club, Sauble Beach, ON
saublegolf

"One of Canada's Top Beaches" located on Lake Huron - 2 hours from Toronto, 30 minutes from Owen Sound www.saublebeach.com

ITINERARY: Canada Day July 1st
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: BBQ/Dinner (complimentary with admission)
Sunset: Fireworks at Sauble Beach

Special Ops Invade "Through The Heart of The Infidel" Canada & US Tour Dates Presented by RockstarWeekly.com

Special Ops Tour Dates

Releasing their third studio album "Through The Heart of The Infidel" via Vancouver label Thorny Bleeder Records (digitally April 27th and CD in stores on May 25th). Montreal rockers Special Ops are proud to announce their "Through The Heart of The Infidel Tour" presented by RockstarWeekly.com. The tour will kick off in Toronto on April 28th and see the infantry invade Canada & US dates to support their latest release.

"We're really looking forward to performing for all the fans across Canada & the US, and now with our recent signing to the Thorny Bleeder Records family, we are really excited to hit the road and promote "TTHOTI"." commented guitarist Akbar Johnson.

Tour Dates

April 28, 2010 Toronto, ON Annex Wreckroom
April 30, 2010 Detroit, MI I Rock
May 1, 2010 Cincinnati, OH Blue Rock Tavern
May 5, 2010 Pulaski, VI The Stage
May 6, 2010 Murfreesboro, NC Zakk's Coffee House
May 7, 2010 Myrtle Beach, SC Drink
May 8, 2010 Jacksonville, FL The Ocean Club
May 12, 2010 Bryan, TX Stafford Main Street
May 13, 2010 Forth Worth, TX Toppers Sports Bar
May 14, 2010 Houston, TX The Jet Lounge
May 18, 2010 Phoenix, AZ Jugheads *early Show
May 18, 2010 Scottsdale, AZ Mardi Gras * late show
May 19, 2010 Pacific Beach, CA 710 Beach Club
June 4, 2010 Everett, WA Club Broadway
June 5, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 8, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 9, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
June 10, 2010 Fraser Valley, BC TBA
June 11, 2010 Kamloops, BC Pogue Mahones
June 12, 2010 Okanagan, BC TBA
June 15, 2010 Calgary, BC Dicken's Pub

Vancouver's The Random Humans Join The Living Legends - L.E.S.S IS MORE Canadian Tour

Radnom Humans Tour

Montreal, QC - April 28, 2010

Vancouver's hip hop duo The Random Humans will be joining the Living Legends on their L.E.S.S IS MORE Canadian Tour. Releasing their 3 song EP teaser earlier this year. The Random Humans have been on a steady climb on the hip hop scene in west coast Canada. Currently working on their full length debut album due out later this fall. The Random Humans have been building and building hard. To check out tunes from these rising hip hop flowsters and to download a free track of "What You Do" from their EP please go Here

Upcoming Show Dates

Facebook Eevent - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121839621161173&ref=ts

April 30, 2010 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $25
May 1, 2010 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $20
May 2, 2010 - Red Deer, AB - Cheers North - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, The Random Humans
May 3, 2010 - Lethbridge, AB - Blarney Stone - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, The Random Humans - $10
May 6, 2010 - Calgary, AB - The Republik - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $17
May 7, 2010 - Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar - L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $20 adv | $25 door
May 8, 2010 - Kamloops, BC - The Rez Bandshell- L.E.S.S. is More Tour w/ Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Sunspot Jonz, The Random Humans - $20 adv | $25 door

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2011 BRINGS SOUTHEAST ASIA TO YOUR DOORSTEP

The 2011 instalment of Canadian Music Week will feature an international focus on Southeast Asia.

From March 10-11, Canadian Music Week delegates will get an insider's look at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - one of the world's fastest growing economic regions. With a population of 575mn people and a combined GDP of $1.4 trillion, the ASEAN is considered Asia's free trade hub. A growing market for western music, ASEAN represents important trade opportunities for Canadian artists and the music industry at large. Industry professionals from the ASEAN, including Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore, will be on hand presenting market overviews, conducting one-on-one meetings with Canadian delegates, and participating in speed dating networking sessions.

Ensure your place. Connect and network with market specialists from the world arena and gain access to a vast global market.
BUILDING BRIDGES WITH EMERGING MARKETS...

Over the past seven years, Canadian Music Week has been traveling the world, making inroads into emerging markets and securing partnerships with leading events to provide opportunities for Canadian artists, musicians and music companies. From Australia to India, England to Hong Kong, we have brought in buyers from all over the globe to network, strike deals, and hear some of the best talent Canada has to offer.

Fattooth Release Fan Video From Recent Too Cold To F@ck Tour & In Search of "Toothy of The Month"

Fattooth

NEWS RELEASE

Montreal, QC - April 30, 2010

Montreal punk rockers Fattooth who recently came off their TOO Cold To F@ck Tour will be releasing a series of videos collected and submitted from their fans via their youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/FattoothMusic

"This was a wicked tour of heavy weight champion music. We want to say thanks to all our amazing fans that painted their faces, chanted our slogans and created the most dangerous mosh pits. We're looking forward to crush the road again!" commented front man Hucifer.

Fattooth is still calling out to those across Canada who attended their tour dates.

"We want you! Send us your video and if you got pics we want those too!

In addition to fan submitted material, Fattooth will be choosing one lucky fan for their submissions to be the "Toothy of the Month" and will receive some free swag from the band.

Dates for Fattooth's next upcoming tour will be announced soon.

“These nine tracks become almost a deli platter of variety where one can pick and choose whatever entices them at that moment." - Exclaim!

“With their randy sense of humour and witty one-liners, Fattooth boast an amusing slice of tongue-in-cheek punk rock’n’roll heavily influenced by the likes of hardcore, metal and even elements of cock rock.” - Exclaim!

“The energy and talent coming outta this band is phenomenal… I love the sound” – Snap! Magazine

“You'll be hooked” 4/5 - Shockwave Magazine

"Fattooth brings on a mix of Punk, Cock Rock and Metal roots that make the sluts rip their shirts off..." -Komodo Rock

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