Random Music News for Saturday, March 28, 2015

It was back on this day on 1979 when things started melting down at Three Mile Island.

  1. The latest Illuminati conspiracy: Did Beyonce fake her pregnancy?
  2. Jimmy Page is dating a 25 year-old. He has a 44 year-old daughter. Just sayin’.
  3. Dave Grohl helped a fan with terminal cancer cross something off his bucket list.  (Try not to tear up at this one.)
  4. Interesting that the US iTunes store now has “indie” listed as a separate category under “Genres” and the Canadian store does not. At least not the last time I looked.
  5. Liam Gallagher has settled his most recent baby-momma issue.
  6. Top of the Pops is not coming back to the BBC.
  7. The Echos–Germany’s version of the Junos–were awarded the other night. Here’s who won what.
  8. Will North Korea’s cheerleading team get to attend the Gwangju Summer Universiade?
  9. Still with the DPRK, this new cheap media device could f**k things up for Kim Jong-Un’s regime.
  10. When it was announced that Zayn was leaving One Direction to go in a, er, new direction, Spotify streams for the band’s songs spiked 1,900%.
  11. A Lostprophets tribute band? Are you serious? Yes, apparently.
  12. A new book is coming: The Art of Rush. It’s all about their album artwork and such.

Alan Cross

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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