Posts Tagged ‘Robbie Robertson’

NEWSTALK 1010: SONG WRITER’S SPECIAL WITH STING, STEVE EARLE AND MANY MORE!

On the December 27, 2020 edition of the Richard Crouse Show we have a look at the art of song writing with an A-list group of artists: Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Geldof, Alice Cooper, Randy Bachman, Bob Ezrin, The Kings, Kevan Staples, Robbie Robertson, Damhnait Doyle, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Bernie Taupin and Sting.

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

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Each week on the nationally syndicated Richard Crouse Show, Canada’s most recognized movie critic brings together some of the most interesting and opinionated people from the movies, television and music to put a fresh spin on news from the world of lifestyle and pop-culture. Tune into this show to hear in-depth interviews with actors and directors, to find out what’s going on behind the scenes of your favourite shows and movies and get a new take on current trends. Recent guests include Ethan Hawke, director Brad Bird, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Eric Roberts, Brian Henson, Jonathan Goldsmith a.k.a. “The most interesting man in the world,” and best selling author Linwood Barclay.

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RETRONTARIO: RICHARD’S 1994 INTERVIEW WITH ROMPIN’ RONNIE HAWKINS!

Over the next few months Richard and Retrontario raid Richard’s archives to spotlight some of his older telephone interviews with fascinating local characters. The third in the series features a vintage chat with rockabilly legend Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins.

Watch the whole thing HERE! (audio only on YouTube)

NEWSTALK 1010: RICHARD CROUSE WITH Robbie Robertson & Measha Brueggergosman!

This week on The Richard Crouse Show Podcast: On this show we’ll have a look back at three musicians who have stopped by the Pop Life bar to share their stories.

Randy Bachman is a household name. He’s best known as the lead guitarist, songwriter and a founding member of the 1960s and 1970s rock bands The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive. Bachman was also a member of Brave Belt, Union and Ironhorse, and has recorded numerous solo albums. He is also a national radio personality and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2016… In this interview we talk about where it all began for him and where he is today.

Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman opens up about life-changing moments and what it means to her to have a ‘full’ life.

Legendary musician Robbie Robertson talks about his earliest musical inspirations, how he was booed by Bob Dylan’s audience and how he once almost turned to a life of crime when he couldn’t get gigs.

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

Here’s some info on The Richard Crouse Show!:

Each week on the nationally syndicated Richard Crouse Show, Canada’s most recognized movie critic brings together some of the most interesting and opinionated people from the movies, television and music to put a fresh spin on news from the world of lifestyle and pop-culture. Tune into this show to hear in-depth interviews with actors and directors, to find out what’s going on behind the scenes of your favourite shows and movies and get a new take on current trends. Recent guests include Ethan Hawke, director Brad Bird, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Eric Roberts, Brian Henson, Jonathan Goldsmith a.k.a. “The most interesting man in the world,” and best selling author Linwood Barclay.

Click HERE to catch up on shows you might have missed!

POP LIFE: THE PANEL ON DISRUPTIONS and innovators in entertainment.

On the season five opener of “Pop Life” the panel, Kelsey Miller, author of “I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends,” Steve Jordan, founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize and Wesley Williams (aka Maestro Fresh Wes), the “godfather of Canadian hip hop,” discuss how to define a disruptor in the arts and what it is like to be a game changer.

“Coming out of Toronto, you know, we knew anything we did was going to be groundbreaking,” says Wes Williams on his influential hit “Let Your Backbone Slide,” “within the parameters of Toronto and within the parameters of hip hop which was at our time was Toronto, New York City, New Jersey and then there was a guy named Ice-T on the west coast. That was it really, so we thought within our parameters we thought whoever comes out with a hit first is going to be the one. I remember the first day I heard my song played in the club. Oh my goodness. They mixed it in with Heavy D and The Boyz. Me my man Farley Flex, we just jumped around the club like like idiots because we finally reached the final destination. We were considered innovators and we were disrupting what was known at the time.”

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Film critic and pop culture historian Richard Crouse shares a toast with celebrity guests and entertainment pundits every week on CTV News Channel’s talk show POP LIFE.

Featuring in-depth discussion and debate on pop culture and modern life, POP LIFE features sit-down interviews with celebrities from across the entertainment world, including rock legends Sting, Meat Loaf and Robbie Robertson, musicians Josh Groban, Shania Twain and superstar jazz pianist Diana Krall, You Tube superstar Gigi Gorgeous, comedian Ken Jeong, writer Fran Lebowitz, stand-up comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell, actors Danny DeVito and Jay Baruchel, celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Gail Simmons and Nigella Lawson, and many more.

POP LIFE: ROBBIE ROBERTSON ON THE EARLY DAYS WITH THE BAND AND MORE!

This week on the season five opener of “Pop Life” legendary musician Robbie Robertson talks about his earliest musical inspirations, how he was booed by Bob Dylan’s audience and how he once almost turned to a life of crime when he couldn’t get gigs.

“It was a revelation to me,” Robertson says of visiting his relatives on the Six Nations Reserve, “because I grew up between Toronto and Six Nations, and when we would go to Six Nations it seemed to me as a young kid that everybody played an instrument or sang or danced. I thought, ‘I just have to join this club.'”

Watch the whole thing HERE!

Film critic and pop culture historian Richard Crouse shares a toast with celebrity guests and entertainment pundits every week on CTV News Channel’s talk show POP LIFE.

Featuring in-depth discussion and debate on pop culture and modern life, POP LIFE features sit-down interviews with celebrities from across the entertainment world, including rock legends Sting, Meat Loaf and Robbie Robertson, musicians Josh Groban, Shania Twain and superstar jazz pianist Diana Krall, You Tube superstar Gigi Gorgeous, comedian Ken Jeong, writer Fran Lebowitz, stand-up comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell, actors Danny DeVito and Jay Baruchel, celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Gail Simmons and Nigella Lawson, and many more.

POP LIFE: THE FIRST SHOW OF SEASON 5 WITH ROBBIE ROBERTSON!

The first episode of season five of “Pop Life,” featuring an in-depth interview with Robbie Robertson, airs Saturday September 28, 2019 (8:30 pm on CTV NewsChannel, midnight on CTV). The legendary solo artist and leader of The Band talks about finding a love of music on the 6th Nations reservation where his mother was raised, going electric with Bob Dylan, where the idea for the song “The Weight” came from and much more.

Film critic and pop culture historian Richard Crouse shares a toast with celebrity guests and entertainment pundits every week on CTV News Channel’s all-new talk show POP LIFE.

Featuring in-depth discussion and debate on pop culture and modern life, POP LIFE features sit-down interviews with celebrities from across the entertainment world, including rock legends Sting and Meat Loaf, musicians Josh Groban and Sarah Brightman, comedian Ken Jeong, writer Fran Lebowitz, superstar jazz musician Diana Krall, stand-up comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell, actors Danny DeVito and Jay Baruchel, celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Nigella Lawson, and many more.

POP LIFE: RETURNS ON SATURDAY FOR A FIFTH SEASON WITH ALL NEW SHOWS!

We’re back! Pop Life returns on Saturday September 28 at 8:30 pm on CTV NewsChannel and midnight on CTV, coast to coast to coast. We’ve been working away over the summer putting together shows and I’m excited to share them with you. This week we start with an in-depth interview with Robbie Robertson. The legendary solo artist and leader of The Band talks about finding a love of music from his relatives on the 6th Nations reservation where his mother was raised, playing at a nightclub called The Skyline because the roof was missing and more! Set your PVR or stay up late with a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beer (whatever floats your boat) and hang out with us.

Later in our fifth season we have great chats with Shania Twain about stage fright, legendary photographer Bob Gruen on his friendship with John Lennon, YouTube sensation Gigi Gorgeous on being true to yourself, Tegan and Sara on high school life and how they knew music was a perfect fit and much, much more.

I’m really happy with Pop Life. In the beginning we set out to make a show that put talk and storytelling at the forefront, that engaged with hot button topics and was fun but not frivolous. I think we’ve done it. That’s a credit to everyone who works on the show from our guiding light Lis Travers, to producer Krystle Hewitt, directors Lesley Hunter and Allan Myers, editor Angelo Altomare, stage manager Steve Trebelco, our wine sponsor Domaine Queylus and the crew who make sure the show looks great every week. A special shout out to Randy Lennox and Wendy Freeman who make it possible for us to do this every week. It’s a pleasure to work with them all and I hope to see their faces at work for a very long time.

While I’m thanking people I want to take a moment to thank everyone who watches. It’s a cliché, I know, but without you tuning in I’d just be screaming into the void, making faces at a camera. I know you have a lot of choice in how you spend your time and I appreciate you spending some of that time with us.

See you all (I hope) on Saturday night!