Steven Page Rejoining Barenaked Ladies For Hall of Fame Induction

by VVN Music

Former singer Steven Page will reunite with the Barenaked Ladies on March 25 at the Juno Awards where they will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Page was a member of the band from their founding in 1988 until he left in 2009 during a time when they had major hits like "One Week", "Pinch Me", "Brian Wilson" and "If I Had a Million Dollars". He departed after being arrested for allegedly possessing cocaine. The band called it a "time to move on".

The original plan was for the the group to just stand together on stage while receiving the honor but it has now been decided that they will perform.

Drummer Tyler Stewart told CBC News "There is a certain chemistry within the band musically that was always there and I believe will always be there. Playing music together on a stage ... easy."

Singer Ed Robertson added "I'm not looking at it, like, this is a time to rehash everything. I'm just going for the celebration."

Keyboard player Kevin Hearn said "I know I'm going to wish we could do five songs, not just two. It's going to go by really quick."

Barenaked Ladies join a distinguished group of Canadian artists who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame including, in the last five years, k.d. lang, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Alanis Morissette, Burton Cummings and Sarah McLachlan.



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