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Quebec musical hero gets reality treatment

Following in the steps of rockers Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons, 63-year old Quebec singer/songwriter Claude Dubois is starring in a reality show about life with his 27-year-old wife and their young daughter.
September 17, 2010

Following in the steps of rockers Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons, 63-year old Quebec singer/song writer Claude Dubois is starring in a reality show, Dubois en réalité, about life with his 27-year-old wife and their young daughter. The series debuted Tuesday on the V network.
Dubois made headlines two years ago when he accused CBC television of being racist against Canadian Francophones, when he and other French-speaking inductees were left out of the televised broadcast of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Dubois has been a popular fixture of the Quebec entertainment business for nearly five decades. He began his career at 12 in the country-western band Les Montagnards and had a successful rock career in Quebec throughout the 1970s and 1980s. His life has been a colorful one and may indeed make for interesting TV. In 1981 he was arrested for drug possession and spent a year in the Le Portage detox centre. After his detox, he released one of the most successful and critically acclaimed albums of his career: Sortie Dubois (Dubois is Out) which sold more than 200,000 copies.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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