Random Music News for April 1, 2014

I hate the whole concept of April Fool’s Day, so I won’t be punking anyone.  This is real news.

  1. There’s a report that the godfather of house music, Frankie Knuckles, has died at age 59.  The BBC confirms it.
  2. There’s also a report that former D.O.A. guitarist Dave Gregg has died.  Early word is that it was a brain aneurysm.
  3. The Pixies have launched a contest, asking fans to design some album artwork.
  4. Is Duff McKagan rejoining Guns ‘N Roses?
  5. Modern rap is being watered down by white and effeminate artists. That’s the accusation, anyway.
  6. Want to buy some Nirvana photos?  Go here.
  7. There’s a battle over the “sex sells” attitude in the world of classical music.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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