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Random music news for Monday, April 15, 2024

Here’s a site where you can leave a phone message for anyone on the planet. And here’s music news for April 15, 2024.

  1. RIP Canadian punk rock drumming legend Jon Card.
  2. The reaction to this year’s Glastonbury lineup? Meh.
  3. Taylor Swift apparently turned down US$9 million to play a private gig in the UAE.
  4. Drake has been dropped from all the Astroworld lawsuits.
  5. What kind of plans does Spotify have for short-form video? Maybe this.
  6. Burton Cumming is giving up royalties to prevent a fake Guess Who from playing his songs.
  7. AI’s next music-related frontier? Music discovery.
  8. Don’t heckle John Mellancamp. Here’s what could happen.
  9. Martha and the Muffins have a new song about Parkinson’s disease for reasons you might not know about.
  10. Shane MacGowan of The Pogues was one of a kind. Here’s another story about the man. (Via Tom)
  11. This new documentary on the siege of Sarajevo in the late 90s features a lot of U2. Here’s the trailer. (Via Sean)
  12. Peppa Pig covers Katy Perry. You’ve been warned.
  13. Anvil is back!
  14. Marilyn Manson is now apparently clean and sober.
  15. Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s chimp, could apparently party like a rock star.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: Here’s Frank Sinatra at home in Palm Springs in 1964. That would have been a super state-of-the-art entertainment system at the time.

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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