Canadian rock band Billy Talent are celebrating a couple of milestones in Canada. The childhood friends, who normally headline arenas in Canada, are performing a handful of smaller shows to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band and 10th anniversary of the release of their multi-platinum debut album, ‘Billy Talent.’
Billy Talent have been together for two decades and gained a massive following all over the world. The band is back on the road this year in support of their latest record ‘Dead Silence.’
After almost two decades with the same line up - the first eight as the underground indie band Pezz, Canadian arena headliners Billy Talent let guitarist Ian D'sa fully take the reigns for their forthcoming album, Dead Silence, to be released in the States on Sept...
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Billy Talent drummer Aaron Solowoniuk, 37, is recovering from open heart surgery.
"On Feb. 2nd, I had open heart surgery to repair a leaky aortic valve. The surgery went perfect but healing takes a while," the musician, who also suffers from multiple sclerosis, wrote on the Canadian rockers' website, noting it would a "couple of months" to recuperate.
Billy Talent is one of Canada's leading hard rock/pop bands. They sell out stadiums, tours, and are pretty huge in Europe. Guitarist Ian D'sa has had his share of life experiences, starting musical life in high school in an indie band, to mainstream labels like Warner, Atlantic and Roadrunner...
This past weekend's HeavyTO was the inaugural Toronto counterpart to the aptly named Montreal metal fest Heavy MTL. Situated in Downsview Park (ironically, also the location for the 2002 Pope-squat, the controversial two-week long Catholic convention that hosted Pope John Paul II and brought shame to the park due to massive septic flooding), the two-day fest boasted a who's who of the metal world
So what does a band whose singer has been called "a star" and an "enigmatic manic personality onstage" by the person who signed them have to do when they plan to release only animated music videos? The answer -- tour.
"This has been one of those things where have been having a big huge battle with us as to how people are going to see us," admits Hail the Villain fro