Randy Renaud

Randy Renaud

CHOM 97 7 is The Spirit of Rock in Montreal.

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March 5, 2024 1 min

Pete, in for Randy, shares memories from a classic Montreal moment! Were you around for it?

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Montreal Alouettes' Shawn Lemon joined Randy Renaud in the CHOM 97 7 studio. He discussed the Eastern Final and what it was like winning the Grey Cup.

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Randy Renaud recently caught up with Wolfgang Van Halen. He discussed his current musical inspirations, the Taylor Hawkins tribute show and what he thinks of the final track from The Beatles. Catch Wolfgang Van Halen live (Mammoth WVH) at Montreal's Beanfield Theatre on November 14.

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CHOM 97 7 midday host Randy Renaud and music director Pierre Landry discuss The Beatles' final song, 'Now and Then', how technology played a role, Peter Jackson's influence and more.

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Bob Ezrin produced The Wall for Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel's debut album, Destroyer for Kiss, Alice Cooper's classic early albums, U2's latest album, as well as albums for Deep Purple, Rod Stewart, Jane's Addiction; and he dropped by the CHOM studios to discuss a new multi-media production that he is involved in, called Le Paysage Abstrait, at the Arsenal Contemporary Art Gallery all this month. Randy Renaud talks with the legendary...

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Montreal is in the middle of summer and festival season. Evenko's Nick Farkas joined Randy Renaud in the CHOM 97 7 studio to preview upcoming music festivals, discuss what makes Montreal's concertgoers unique and whether or not the Verdun Audtorium could play host to more concerts.

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On this the day after the very sad news of the passing of Canada's troubadour Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Renaud pays tribute to him, and explains why he was so important among Canadian songwriters. 

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British graphic designer Aubrey Powell is behind countless legendary album covers. CHOM 97 7's Randy Renaud sat down with him to discuss the success of his company, Hipgnosis, being seduced by The Beatles and the new Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Exhibition. More about the exhibition at PinkFloydExhibition.com.

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CHOM 97 7's Randy Renaud caught up with Nick Mason, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd. Nick discussed coming to Montreal over the years, talked about the early days of Pink Floyd and recording at Abbey Road Studios down the hall from The Beatles.

He also talked about The Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Exhibition on now at Arsenal Contemporary Art until late December 2022. Tickets available at PinkFloydExhibition.com.

 

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The Sheepdogs' Ewan Currie joined Randy Renaud on the CHOM 97 7 phone ahead of the band's show at Mtelus on September 22.

He discussed what it was like touring Europe, recent changes in the band and what it's like being back out on the road.

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Glass Tiger's Sam Reid joined Randy live in the CHOM 97 7 studio. He opened up about some of his takeaways -- as a musician -- from the pandemic. Some similarities between a Glass Tiger song and a recent Weezer song and more. Glass Tiger is set to play the Corona Theatre on December 1.

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Ayron Jones joined Randy Renaud live in the CHOM 97 7 studio ahead of his show at L'Olympia on July 21. He discussed how early age trauma fueled him throughout the pandemic, looking forward to opening for The Rolling Stones, opening for Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy and his success in France.

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After escaping their homeland due to a massive tax debt, the Rolling Stones recorded their first double album in a 19th century manor on the Cote d'Azur. That album, Exile On Main Street would go on to be hailed as one of the greatest rock albums ever. Randy Renaud has the wild tale behind it, in honour of its 50th anniversary. 

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March 14, 2022 7 mins

It was the album that launched this Seattle band to super-stardom. It was Soundgarden's Superunknown. Randy Renaud has the story behind it, and the role the Beatles' played in inspiring the songwriting. On the Chronicles of Rock. 

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March 8, 2022 5 mins

As March began, 49 years ago, rock fans became mesmerized by a new album by a little-known British band called Pink Floyd. That album would go on to set the world record for longest time on the Billboard Album charts. It's still there! On the Chronicles of Rock, Randy Renaud has the story behind Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. 

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45 years ago, on Feb. 27, 1977, while in Toronto to record a live set at the El Mocambo, the RCMP raided Keith Richards' hotel room and found cocaine and heroin. Keith faced doing prison time, but a Quebec City woman whom Keith has since referred to as his "blind angel" helped save the day. Hear that incredible but true story on the Chronicles of Rock. Here. 

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February 21, 2022 6 mins

On February 18, 1980, one of rock's most electrifying performers, Bon Scott, went out on the town in London. By the next morning, he had died. Randy Renaud has the story of Bon's life and death, to mark the 42nd anniversary of his passing, on the Chronicles of Rock. 

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It was one of the most important events in the history of rock and popular culture. On February 9, 1964, The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, and an entire new generation of future rock stars were born. 

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February 7, 2022 7 mins

45 years ago, one of the most popular records in history was released by a former British Blues band who had relocated to California. And with this album, they became leaders of a new era of West Coast Rock. It's the story of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours on the Chronicles of Rock. 

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January 29, 2022 6 mins

Green Day's Dookie album made them global superstars, reaching number 2 on the album charts in the U.S. and number 1 in Canada. It also earned the band a Grammy. So, for its 28th anniversary (Feb. 1), the story of Green Day's Dookie, on the Chronicles of Rock.

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