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Published on April 27th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, April 27, 2015

It was on this date in 1967 that Expo 67 official opened in Montreal.

  1. In addition to my newsletter, here are seven others that you should subscribe to.
  2. Chris Martin has given Gwyneth a present now that they’re getting divorced. How…sweet.
  3. If you’re a U2 fan, here’s a cool slideshow featuring all of the band’s visits to Canada.
  4. Judge: taking an 11 year-old to a Pink concert is not bad parenting.
  5. Lemmy has to cancel another concert because of his health.
  6. Interesting question: do charts matter in the age of Spotify?
  7. Jay Z is on a Twitter spree saying: “Tidal is doing just fine.” Uh-huh. Tell is another one.
  8. Al Gore is caught in another climate change hypocrisy–and this one involves music.
  9. The details include in this upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary are rankling some feathers with her father.
  10. The guy on top of Warner Music Group–Ukrainian oligarch Len Blavatnik–has been named the richest man in the UK.
  11. Three women in Russia have been jailed for twerking in public.
  12. Okay, so Spotify might not be worth more than the US recording industry.



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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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