RIP Kenny Shields.
Streetheart are Canadian legends who never got the international recognition I think they deserved. Kenny is one of the best frontmen I’ve ever seen, right up there with all the better known greats. Spider remains my favourite bass player, and is the guy I tried to model my own playing on (although he’s amazing and I’m merely serviceable). Paul Dean and Matt Frenette went on to form Loverboy after they left the band, and Spider is now with Loverboy too.
A sad turn of events all around. We’re wishing Kenny’s family, friends, and bandmates the best.
Thanks for all the great music and shows, Mr. Shields. You will be missed and never forgotten.
All along, all I’ve really wanted to be is a writer. So now I tell people that’s what I am, even though I haven’t earned a dime being a writer.
That being said, I’ll confess that once a day, every day, I wish I was still a musician. That was the one time in my life when I was cool.