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Published on April 6th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, April 6, 2015

I feel…older.

  1. Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has some things to say about his ex, Zooey Deschanel.
  2. A Seinfeld-inspired album is heading for the #1 spot on the US album charts this week. (Via Andrew)
  3. Morrissey has announced a new American tour. Questions: (1) Will he get sick again and have to cancel everything? (A: Probably); and (2) Are there any Canadian dates? (A: No, because we all still club baby seals.)
  4. Tidal and the future of music: music has a future; Tidal doesn’t.
  5. Just admit it, Jay Z. Tidal is a dumb idea even if you don’t think so.
  6. Sony is about to shut down a CD/DVD plant in Mexico. That should tell you something about the state of physical media for music and movies.
  7. Here’s a list of events for the big Rock and Roll Hall of Fame weekend that’s coming up.
  8. Let’s test out Neil Young’s Pono, shall we?
  9. The Frozen soundtrack has now passed 4 million in sales.
  10. The frontman for Puddle of Mudd has yet another meltdown.
  11. Can you imagine the fallout if a male performer did something like this? (Although I’m not entirely sure what the male equivalent might be…) (Via Tom)
  12. The Police’s Andy Summers has a new documentary in which is says what he really thinks of Sting.
  13. And speaking of documentaries, there’s a new HBO film on Frank Sinatra.
  14. More famous daddy-daughter combinations.
  15. The iPad is now five years old.
  16. And Beyonce is the first to release an exclusive song on Tidal.



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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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