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Random music news for Monday, March 11, 2019

The Monday after the switch to daylight saving time is always the worst, innit? Why is this still a thing when it does bugger-all when it comes to its original purpose of saving energy? Ponder that as we look at music news for March 11, 2019.

  1. Look at it this way: You’re having a better day than R Kelly. And that overdue child support payment? Covered by an anonymous donor.
  2. Sales and streams of Michael Jackson songs have taken a big hit since the airing of Leaving Neverland.
  3. More details on the death of Keith Flint of The Prodigy. It was determined that he took his own life by hanging.
  4. Filter had a gig in El Paso canceled after the venue was offended by the way the band promoted the gig on Facebook.
  5. Here’s a good BBC story about the origins of the electric guitar. (Via Alexander)
  6. The house formerly owned by record producer and convicted murder Phil Spector is for sale.
  7. Damn hipsters.
  8. The story of “Who Let the Dogs Out,” which has been called “music’s most annoying song.”
  9. Too many singles released too quickly: This is a problem for radio.
  10. Do you have any of these valuable vinyl records in your collection?
  11. Garth Brooks set a record by selling 420,000 vinyl albums in 24 hours.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Random music news for Monday, March 11, 2019

  • I absolutely LOVE that you said “Bugger all”. you are so real. LOL


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