Pop Goes The News — For the first time since fans learned that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer, Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip performed live Friday night in Victoria.

It was the first show in a summer tour to support the band’s new album Man Machine Poem. Scheduled to stop in nine more cities, the tour will wrap up Aug. 20 in Kingston, Ont.

UPDATE (7/21): Measha Brueggergosman has deleted her GoFundMe page and the links to it she shared on Twitter and Facebook. No explanation was given.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian opera singer Measha Brueggergosman is lashing out at the person who stole her property — and appealing to her fans for help.

The 39-year-old soprano was the victim of a break-and-enter on Monday night and now wants the public to help her “avoid an unjustifiable expense.”

This article has been updated.

Pop Goes The News — Twisted Sister’s concert last month at Quebec’s Amnesia Rockfest is one the 80s rock band would like to forget.

In a blog post (Update: it was deleted shortly after this article was posted) on the group’s official website, a tour assistant known as Armadillo Terry slammed the music festival in Montebello, about an hour east of Ottawa. This year’s event ran from June 23 to 26.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian singer Matt Dusk became a first-time dad early Wednesday.

The 37-year-old and his longtime partner Julita Borko shared the happy news on Facebook.