Author Archives: Ernest Skinner

Where Oh Where Is Hayley Cramer?

Good question, as we were supposed to have a phone interview to promote the upcoming Kewadin show with Pop Evil and Buckcherry this Saturday, but she was a no show, no call ha ha ha ; but I was ready, my phone app was on, my questions were carefully in order and tic tok tic tok is all I heard. ...

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Can’t Get Enuff of Z Donnie Z

Fly High Michelle put Donnie Vie and his former band Enuff Z Nuff on the world stage in the early ’80s and I thought I’d check in with the man behind the microphone. Before I get into what Donnie is doing now, let’s refresh a bit. During EzN’s heyday, the band was so popular that they were guests on Howard ...

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New Energy & Vibe Injected into Queen Street and Downtown SSM

Yes, for many years, the city has been talking about the downtown core dying, but that seems to have slowly started to change and I believe it has not only come out of it’s recession, but is going to grow and become as vibrant as it ever was. There are many reasons for this and I will get into them ...

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BUCK Likes SALT on his CHERRY

Yeah, well you’ll get what I mean after listening to the audio clip attached haha . Anyhow, I had the privilege of speaking with Josh Todd of Buckcherry the other day as Pop Evil and Cherry will be cranking out their hits at Kewadin on Aug 3 with an outdoor concert that is sure to bring out the masses. Before ...

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Bazooka Joe to play Kewadin Casino SSM

Yes, it’s true, hall of fame guitar master Rick Nielson and Cheap Trick will lighting the lamps at Kewadin Casino on July 11 and yours’ truly had a chance to chat with him recently. Since Rick takes on the character of Huntz Hall of the Bowery Boys, with his onstage appearance, I had to google this Huntz feller. Although there is ...

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Who Remembers Gowan?

I’ll bet many of you do; he was a Canadian pop idol in the mid-’80s with A Criminal Mind and my personal favourite Moonlight Desires. Well, a few of you might have thought he stopped making music and retired into the forest to rest on his laurels…………..but that’s not the case. Lawrence Gowan has been the lead singer for about the last 20 ...

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Autograph’s Steve Lynch Speaks…

to Wawa. the Canadian Soo and all da Yoopers out there! Get ready to Turn Up Your Radios……………as Slaughter and Autograph will be taking the stage in St. Ignace, Michigan on Saturday, June 29 at 8 pm with an outdoor show, and during the very popular Car show weekend. Make sure to get a loan as tickets are outrageously priced at $10 ...

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A Monster Truck Show is Coming

…to BlaSters (Soo Blaster) on Friday, June 28 at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30). This hard-hitting Canadian act with an energetic stage show hails from Hamilton Ontario. These Canadian rockers have three studio full albums under their belts (Furiosity, 2013, Sittin’ Heavy, 2016 and are currently pushing their latest True Rockers, 2018) The band is loud and is knows ...

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Soo Blaster CEO to Donate 80% of Liam Kelly Show to ARCH Foundation

Soo Blaster CEO has been overwhelmed over the last couple of years for the warmth his family and businesses have received from the Soo faithful. According to Mr Kumar, “I want to give back and help our local community and this is why I have taken on this initiative.” The initiative he is talking about is making a major donation ...

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Anvil to play SSM’s SooBlaster

SooBlaster will be juggling two heavy metal titans on Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Canadian legends Anvil will be headlining the show with Edmonton-based rockers Striker as the main co-host of the event. This will be two metal shows in the past six weeks as SooBlaster has realized there was an appetite for hard rock in the Soo with ...

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BlaSter is Re-opening under New Management

BlaSter Restaurant, Bar, and Arcade is holding a grand re-opening in May and is under new management.  The state of the art downtown location has recently reinvested in its playground with the purchase of 53 of the newest and most modern games for kids young and old. In comes the new and out goes the old. All games currently available for your playing ...

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Richie from Judas Priest – Ready for 2019

Christina:  Hi is this Ernest? Moi:            It is. Christina:  Hi this is Christina from Epic (Records), How are you doing today? Me:              I’m doing great thanks. Christina:   I’ve got Richie from Judas Priest on the other line; are you ready for me to connect you? …and that’s how ...

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“Phoner” With the Silent Assassin of Symphony X

Mike LePond of Symphony X has been busy during Symphony X’s layoff for the past couple of years, but I wouldn’t have guessed it as he set up our “phoner” interview for 10 am last Sunday morning. Even on holidays, I don’t get up before noon on a Sunday, let alone 10. Anyway, I noticed through social media that the ...

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Kristina Walz & Rock of Ages Are Almost Here !

Regina, (Kristina Walz) and the rest of the cast are set to arrive in Sault Ste Marie next Tuesday (19) to entertain the GFL faithfull with the musical performance of the Broadway hit musical Rock of Ages. I had the chance to chat with Kristina recently and ask her about her personal history and her experience touring with the show. Before ...

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The King is Still Alive in Los Angeles

        Southern California that is… Yes.it’s true, the legend’s wife during a recent conversation needed to get permission from “The King” regarding a phone interview I was requesting; “let me check when the King wakes up” was her exact words; so there you have it. I just gave you proof and feel free to let the tabloids ...

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