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Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, April 22, 2019

The first Earth Day was celebrated on this day in 1970. As for music news on April 22, 2019…

  1. Nine Inch Nails setlists are being auctioned off to raise money for youth writing projections. Details here.
  2. Adele has separated from her husband. This divorce is gonna be expensive.
  3. Mick Jagger is now up and around after his heart surgery. He was spotted at the world premiere of the Rolling Stones ballet in NYC.
  4. Wait: A Rolling Stones ballet? Yes.
  5. Beyoncé’s new deal with Netflix is worth a reported US$60 million. Wow.
  6. It looks like the fight over Prince’s $200 million estate is going to go on for a long, long, long time.
  7. Did I mention that Bandcamp has launched a vinyl-on-demand service? (Via Tom)
  8. Vinyl is still incredibly hot. Pressing plants are starting to show the strain.
  9. Why is the Caribbean Sea whistling? (Via Larry)
  10. Interested in listening to YouTube Music on your smart speaker? Read this first.
  11. Eminem has now been sober for 11 years and has something to say about that.
  12. The owner of the Indianapolis Colts dropped US$718,000 on John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper piano.
  13. This was what a contest winner got in an MTV competition with Van Halen back in 1984. Imagine this happening today.
  14. These are the most metal strains of weed.



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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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