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Published on April 15th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, April 15, 2019

It’s a big day in North Korea as they celebrate the birthday of Supreme Leader Kim Il-Sung. I’m sure it’ll be fun. As for music news on April 15, 2019, I have this:

  1. It looks like Amazon is working on a free ad-supported music streaming service. (Via Peter)
  2. D’Arcy Wretzky, ex-bassist of the Smashing Pumpkins, has a new band.
  3. Stop it, Ed Sheeran. Just stop it.
  4. It really does look like Apple is going to finally break up iTunes into something less bloated. But what about the Windows version?
  5. Here’s an interesting albeit challenging read: Why did we evolve to love music?
  6. Meanwhile, at Coachella, a mobile shower facility caught fire.
  7. AC/DC says they’re “definitely” going to tour again with Brian Johnson.
  8. Just weeks after The Prodigy’s Keith Flint took his own life, one of the group’s security men has died.
  9. Did Donald Trump tweet about this?
  10. Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet are fighting again.
  11. Hey, Madonna! What are you trying to tell us? (Via Tom)
  12. Got Game of Thrones madness? Take a look at this matching of characters from the show to an appropriate band.
  13. Bohemian Rhapsody has now grossed north of US$900 million.
  14. Take a listen to the demo Bruce Dickinson sent to Iron Maiden when he auditioned to be lead singer.



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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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