Random music news for Thursday, April 11, 2019

Apollo 13 was launched on this day in 1970. Two days later, KA-BOOM! As for music news on April 11, 2019…

  1. Bob Dylan is now in the whisky business with a distillery in Nashville.
  2. Apple is apparently censoring songs in China that make reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre, the 30th anniversary of which is coming up in June.
  3. An iPhone that’s even more expensive? Possibly.
  4. WhatsApp may finally be coming to the iPad.
  5. Proof that the guys in Metallica are good charitable boys.
  6. If you’ve ever wondered why people still rabbit on about Joy Division, read this.
  7. Game of Thrones: the album.
  8. Kanye’s unreleased sneakers are selling for US$5,000.
  9. Open mic night has moved online. Take a look at this site called MicTurn.
  10. Mmm. Rum.
  11. Do you wear earbuds while driving? Better read this.
  12. Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie (which stars Bill Murray, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, among others) will open the Cannes Film Festival.
  13. We’re definitely in the golden age of rock documentaries and movies. See?
  14. What did we lose in the “accidental” MySpace purge? Will we regret it?
  15. Like Drake, The Weeknd is investing in esports.
  16. Beatles memorabilia is still selling for big bucks.
  17. Elvis may have left the building in Collingwood, Ontario.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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