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  1. Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams


    Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer songwriter, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer.

  2. Chad Kroeger

    Chad Kroeger


    Chad Robert Kroeger (born November 15, 1974) is a Canadian musician and producer best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band Nickelback. In addition to his work with Nickelback, Kroeger has been involved with a variety of collaborations, appearing as a guest musician in several songs and has contributed in both production and songwriting. He has co-written several songs for other artists and for films.

  3. Neil Young

    Neil Young


    Neil Percival Young, OC OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield together with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. He released his first album in 1968 and has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, spanning over 45 years and 35 studio albums, with a continuous and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as "one of rock and roll's greatest songwriters and performers". He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

  4. Deryck Whibley

    Deryck Whibley


    Deryck Jason Whibley (born March 21, 1980) is a Canadian musician and producer, best known for his work as the guitarist, lead vocalist, songwriter and producer of the Juno Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated rock band Sum 41. Following drummer Steve Jocz's departure on April 17, 2013, Whibley is now the longest-lasting member of Sum 41.

  5. Adam Gontier

    Adam Gontier


    Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. Gontier left Three Days Grace on January 9, 2013. In addition to his work with Three Days Grace, he has been involved in collaborations with other bands including Art of Dying and Apocalyptica.

  6. Burton Cummings

    Burton Cummings


    Burton Lorne Cummings, OC OM (born December 31, 1947) is a Canadian musician and songwriter.

  7. Raymond Ablack

    Raymond Ablack


  8. Melissa Auf der Maur

    Melissa Auf der Maur


    Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur (/ˌɔːf dər ˈmaʊər/; born March 17, 1972) is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, photographer and actress.

  9. Jesse Marchant

    Jesse Marchant


    Jesse Marchant, better known by his stage name JBM, is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

  10. Alex Lifeson

    Alex Lifeson


    Aleksandar Živojinović, OC (born August 27, 1953), better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush. In 1968, Lifeson co-founded the band that would become Rush, with drummer John Rutsey and bassist and singer Jeff Jones. Jones was replaced by Geddy Lee a month later, and Rutsey was replaced by Neil Peart in 1974; the band's lineup has remained the same ever since.

  11. Robbie Robertson

    Robbie Robertson


    Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson, OC (born Jaime Robert Klegerman; July 5, 1943) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter within The Band. As a songwriter, Robertson is credited for such songs as "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Up On Cripple Creek", "Broken Arrow" and "Somewhere Down the Crazy River". He has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was ranked 59th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

  12. Randy Bachman

    Randy Bachman


  13. Jeff Healey

    Jeff Healey


    Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey (March 25, 1966 – March 2, 2008) was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s.

  14. Phil Xenidis

    Phil Xenidis


    Philip Eric "Phil X" Xenidis is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. He replaced Richie Sambora as Bon Jovi's lead guitarist in 2013 after his departure from the band and will be featured on the band's upcoming 2016 album.

  15. Aldo Nova

    Aldo Nova


    Aldo Nova (born Aldo Caporuscio on November 13, 1956 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Nova initially gained fame with his self-titled debut album Aldo Nova in 1982 which climbed to Billboard's number 8 position, and its accompanying single, "Fantasy," which climbed to number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  16. Raine Maida

    Raine Maida


    Raine Maida CM (born Michael Anthony Maida on February 18, 1970), is a Canadian musician best known as being the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the alternative rock band Our Lady Peace. He has come to be known for his unique countertenor nasal falsetto singing voice, as well as his cryptic and poetry-influenced song lyrics. He occasionally plays certain instruments, such as the acoustic guitar, while performing with Our Lady Peace.

  17. Jeff Martin

    Jeff Martin


    Jeffrey Scott Martin (born October 2, 1969 in Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter best known for fronting the rock band The Tea Party. Martin began his career as a solo artist in October 2005, when The Tea Party went on hiatus.

  18. Devin Townsend

    Devin Townsend


    Devin Garret Townsend (born May 5, 1972) is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has had an extensive career as a solo artist.

  19. Logan Mader

    Logan Mader


    Logan Conrad Mader (born November 16, 1970 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a record producer and current guitarist in melodic death metal band Once Human, as well as former guitarist in groove metal band Machine Head, which was formed in Oakland, California in 1992.

  20. Kyle Riabko

    Kyle Riabko


    Kyle Riabko (born 29 September 1987) is a singer, guitarist, composer and actor who was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

  21. Fallon Bowman

    Fallon Bowman


    Fallon Bowman (born November 16, 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a musician from Ontario, Canada, best known for her involvement with Kittie, Pigface and Amphibious Assault, as well as a solo career. She is of Dutch and Indonesian descent.

  22. Zal Yanovsky

    Zal Yanovsky


    Zalman "Zal" Yanovsky (December 19, 1944 – December 13, 2002) was a Canadian rock musician. Born in Toronto, he was the son of political cartoonist Avrom Yanovsky. He played lead guitar and sang for the Lovin' Spoonful, a rock band which he founded with John Sebastian in 1964. According to Sebastian, "He could play like Elmore James, he could play like Floyd Cramer, he could play like Chuck Berry. He could play like all these people, yet he still had his own overpowering personality. Out of this we could, I thought, craft something with real flexibility." He was married to actress Jackie Burroughs, with whom he had one daughter, Zoe.

  23. Steven Page

    Steven Page


    Steven Jay Page (born June 22, 1970) is a Canadian musician. Along with Ed Robertson, he was a founding member, lead singer, guitarist, and a primary songwriter of the music group Barenaked Ladies (BNL). He left the band in 2009 to pursue a solo career.

  24. Skip Spence

    Skip Spence


    Alexander Lee "Skip" Spence (April 18, 1946 – April 16, 1999) was a Canadian-born American musician and singer-songwriter. He was co-founder of Moby Grape, and played guitar with them until 1969. He released one solo album, 1969's Oar, and then largely withdrew from the music industry. He had started his career as a guitarist in an early line-up of Quicksilver Messenger Service, and was the drummer on Jefferson Airplane's debut album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off. He has been described on the Allmusic website as "one of psychedelia's brightest lights"; however, his career was plagued by drug addictions coupled with mental health problems, and he has been described by a biographer as a man who "neither died young nor had a chance to find his way out."

  25. Bob Rock

    Bob Rock


    Robert Jens "Bob" Rock (born 19 April 1954), is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, and record producer best known for producing bands and artists such as The Tragically Hip, Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, 311, Metallica, Our Lady Peace, Bryan Adams, The Offspring, Michael Bublé, Black Veil Brides and Ron Sexsmith.

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