Random Music News for April 2, 2014

Real news you can use today.

  1. Model and QB Tom Brady’s squeeze Gisele Bundchen sings, too.
  2. Two hundred of the world’s rarest guitars go up for auction today, including one from 1930 (one of fourteen made) that could go for $2 million, which would be a record for a single guitar.
  3. First you paint the orchestra. Then you play it.
  4. Defending Neil Young’s Pono audio system.
  5. David Byrne speaks out for artists in the era of music streaming services.
  6. A soon-to-be-released Michael Jackson song tells the story of a 12 year-old who runs away and turns to prostitution.
  7. Albums by U2, CCR and Linda Rondstadt chosen to be preserved for all time by the Library of Congress.
  8. Flea is set to write his memoirs. It’ll be interesting to compare his memories against those of Anthony Kiedis in Scar Tissue.
  9. A Kurt Cobain Broadway musical? Courtney isn’t against it–so long as it’s tasteful.
  10. And this could be the most intense protest video you’ll see for a while.  Remember the Bhopal disaster in India?


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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