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Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, February 18, 2019

  1. REM 1, Donald Trump nil.
  2. Alexisonfire played a surprise set in a small Toronto venue on Friday.
  3. Here’s a fun and fascinating way to listen to radio from around the world online. You may get lost in Radio Garden for a while. (Via Tom)
  4. The story of The Cranberries final album.
  5. The House of 1000 Corpses, the musical–at least if Rob Zombie gets his way.
  6. Peter Hook (ex-Joy Division and New Order) is selling loads of memorabilia, including the infamous boardroom table from Factory Records.
  7. These 12 rock stars have written their own comic books.
  8. John Lennon and heroin: discuss.
  9. A sign of the apocalypse: Mick Jagger has given up chasing women.
  10. Radio stations have started removing Ryan Adams from their playlists.
  11. And it’s RYAN Adams who has the big #MeToo problem, not BRYAN Adams. Some people are confused.
  12. This Ontario high school band had a big adventure on their way to Carnegie Hall–but it all worked out amazingly well in the end. (Via Glenda)
  13. Metal has always had a Nazi problem. Here’s what some members of the community are doing about it.
  14. These are the 10 most-view YouTube music videos of all time.
  15. William Shatner made his singing debut at the Grand Old Opry.
  16. Is Spotify looking to destroy the traditional music label model?
  17. Want to buy Bing Crosby’s old Nevada ranch? It comes with cows.
  18. This 11-year-old will soon be attacked in a tweet by Donald Trump.



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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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One Response to Random music news for Monday, February 18, 2019

  1. Kent says:

    This Radio Garden is amazing! Thank you.

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