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Next Week in Music | Nov. 12-18

Everything that's going to rock your world for the next seven days.

Photo by Arnie Lee.

Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame me if things change at the last minute:


Michael Bublé | Love
The ultimate Canadian crooner returns to sing about the same thing he’s been singing about since he started singing about things. Maybe retirement wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

Mariah Carey | Caution
Does she actually even appear on her own albums anymore, or just wander in and out of the studio while technicians piece together bits of her old songs? Just asking for a friend.

Mark Knopfler | Down the Road Wherever
The guest list includes Imelda May, Richard Bennett and Robbie McIntosh. But really, we just want to hear him play guitar.

Mumford & Sons | Delta
Delta is the fourth letter in the Greek alphabet, and this is the British folk-rockers’ fourth studio album. Fingers crossed that they put more thought into the songs.

Anderson .Paak | Oxnard
Kendrick Lamar, Q-Tip, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Norelle, BJ The Chicago Kid and more join the multi-hyphenate artist on his latest outing.

Smashing Pumpkins | Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.
Seriously, Billy? You reunited with James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, got Rick Rubin to produce, and that’s the title you decided to go with?

Rush | Hemispheres 40th Anniversary Edition
Speaking of titles, here’s one for the folks who can’t get enough of Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres – IV. Armageddon (The Battle of Heart and Mind).


Monday, Nov. 12
Midland | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Charli XCX & Troye Sivan | Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jeff Tweedy, United States Army Field Band’s Six String Soldiers | Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Pentatonix | Late Late Show With James Corden
Family of the Year | Last Call With Carson Daly
Travis Scott | Ellen DeGeneres Show

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Jake Owen | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Muse | Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Elle King | Late Late Show With James Corden
Wombats | Last Call With Carson Daly
Valerie Simpson, Paul Shaffer | The View
Shania Twain, Hanson | Access Live

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Kane Brown | Jimmy Kimmel Live
The Struts, Kesha | Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Pale Waves | Late Night With Seth Meyers
Barns Courtney | Last Call With Carson Daly
Troye Sivan | The View

Thursday, Nov. 15
Troye Sivan | Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jorja Smith | Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Amir Obe | Late Night With Seth Meyers
Dylan Reynolds | Late Late Show With James Corden
Lily Allen | Last Call With Carson Daly

Friday, Nov. 16
Mariah Carey, Ty Dolla $ign | Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Adam Levine | Ellen DeGeneres Show

Saturday, Nov. 17
Lucero | CBS This Morning
Ella Mai | Saturday Night Live
Janelle Monae | Austin City Limits


Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. by Jeff Tweedy


Monday, Nov. 12
Get ready to hear even more Neil Young on the radio than you normally do. The Canadian singer-songwriter was born on this day in 1945.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
In 2004, Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard (real name Russell Jones) collapsed after having chest pains and died at a Manhattan recording studio. He was 35.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
In 1996, Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney, Australia — and never did anything else interesting or unusual to attract attention to himself for the rest of his life.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Give each other Toni Home Perms in celebration: Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger was born on this day in 1974.

Photo by Thakingdome

Friday, Nov. 16
In 2014, U2 singer Bono was involved in what doctors called a “high-energy bicycle accident.” He underwent five hours of surgery, forcing the group to postpone a weeklong residency on The Tonight Show.

Saturday, Nov. 17
If you could read my mind, I wouldn’t have to tell you that folksinger Gordon Lightfoot is celebrating his 80th birthday today.

Sunday, Nov. 18
In 1972, Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten died of a drug overdose at age 29. In 2016, soul singer Sharon Jones died after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 60. In 2017, AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for years. If you’re a famous musician, please be extra careful today.

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