Random music news for Friday, March 30, 2018

On a plane on the way to Asia this Good Friday for a much-needed vacation. But because I’m obsessive about maintaining appearances, I’m still doing things like reporting on the music news for March 30, 2018.

  1. This is concerning: Matt Good is still in hospital suffering from pneumonia.
  2. This is fun: Eight songs where you can hear rappers’ chains clinking.
  3. This is cool: Tom Waits made a 76-song playlist of his own music. I wish other artists would do this.
  4. This is interesting: Kanye has split with his longtime manager.
  5. This is probably due: a classical musician has won a lawsuit over damage to his hearing during a performance of Wagner’s Die Walkure.
  6. This is a lot: There are more than one billion mobile connections in India.
  7. This is bad for Mark Zuckerberg: Playboy has deleted all of its Facebook accounts.
  8. This is a blast from the past: Anyone else remember grebo music from the UK?
  9. This is weird: the new “music from another room” meme.
  10. This is nice: Apple Music has added curated streams of music videos to its library.
  11. This is stupid: Tiffany Haddish was asked to sign an NDA about who really bit Beyonce.
  12. This is disturbing: The Glenn Frey wrongful death lawsuit.
  13. This is awkward: James Corden interviewed Julian Casablancas and–well, you’ll see.
  14. This is for rent: Some notorious LA apartments.
  15. This is some good advice for your eyes: Beware what your screens are doing to your vision.
  16. This is questionable: Fall Out Boy’s bizarre Princess Diana video.
  17. This is unnecessary: Drake’s solid gold Air Jordans that are worth $2 million US.
  18. This is a sign of the Apocalypse: Snoop Dogg has the #1 gospel album.

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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