Random Music News for April 9, 2014

This should keep you reasonably up-to-date.

  1. The Breeders are working on their first album in six years. It’s not like Kim Deal has the Pixies to worry about anymore.
  2. WalMart is about to cut the floorspace for its CD section in half. This is not what the music industry needs to hear.
  3. Are Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher talking about making music together?
  4. Kayne West’s Adidas sneakers are coming in June.
  5. Will the role of Kurt Cobain at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performance go to…Joan Jett?
  6. So Peter Gabriel is going to play a show in Kiev, is he?
  7. More about stars being paid to attend Coachella.
  8. Sheryl Crow still can’t sell her house so she’s dropped the price again.
  9. Listening to rap drives teenagers to drink.  Apparently.
  10. Was Kurt Cobain planning to record a blues album before he died?
  11. Hillary Clinton admits she likes Pussy (Riot).

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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