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Published on March 18th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, March 18, 2019

And how are we after St. Patrick’s Day? I wonder what absenteeism is like today. Ponder that as we go through music news for March 18, 2019.

  1. Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael, was said have made a suicide attempt. She says “What are you talking about?”
  2. The Beastie Boys are going on tour again. Sort of.
  3. Roger Daltrey of The Who has some views on Brexit. (Via Larry)
  4. The dance studio is too loud for Burton Cummings. (Via Tom)
  5. Here’s a fun percussive twist on The Ramones. (Tom again)
  6. Fall Out Boy is apparently in legal trouble over some llama puppets. You read that correctly.
  7. Fans of Green Day should take a look at this archive of rare and/or unreleased songs.
  8. A lot of money–£9,264,000–was raised for charity by selling off George Michael’s stuff.
  9. Meanwhile, Fyre Fest merch is up for sale.
  10. The Radiohead “gloom index.” This is worth a look. Details on how this was calculated can be found here. (Via Tim)
  11. No, it wasn’t a kidnapping. It was actually a music video shoot.
  12. The new Captain Marvel movie is goosing a bunch of songs from the 90s.
  13. And here’s why it’s good to be an Irish band with good drinking songs on St. Patrick’s Day.
  14. Would Google ever think about buying Universal Music? Maybe.
  15. A good question: Why do so many musicians keep using Pornhub as a streaming music service?
  16. There’s a possibility that the iPod will make a final big return later this year.



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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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