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Random music news for Thursday, April 12, 2018

The first ever space shuttle launch–Columbia and STS-1–happened on this day in 1981. As for music news on April 12, 2018…

  1. This guy says he robbed a bank just to impress Taylor Swift.
  2. Tay-Tay is still with an intruder at her home in Beverly Hills.
  3. And she’s detailing with Nazis. Yes, Nazis.
  4. There’s an uptick in violent crime in London, England. Some people are blaming a form of hip-hop called UK drill.
  5. Cops in the UK were tipped off about a “death cult” on an island. Turns out it was just a bunch of rock fans having a party.
  6. A Cheech and Chong museum exhibit? Yep. And no points for guessing on which date it opens this month.
  7. The latest person to get a Las Vegas residency? Gwen Stefani.
  8. These headphones wash out ear wax. Ew.
  9. Spotify might end up tweaking its free service on April 24. What might that involve?
  10. Looking to get your music on Spotify playlists? Read this.
  11. There’s now a Coachella emoji.
  12. WhatsApp is being used to virginity tests in India. Wait–what?
  13. I had no idea there was such a thing as “vagina pants.” Did you?
  14. Time to start getting ready for Halloween. Iron Maiden has some new Eddie masks.
  15. Mariah Carey is talking about her battle with bipolar disorder.


Alan Cross

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