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Published on April 25th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, April 25, 2019

Sixty years ago today, the St. Lawrence Seaway opened for business. Moving on to music news for April 25, 2019…

  1. Bereft over the Toronto Maple Leafs’ loss to Boston? Fans are blaming Justin Bieber.
  2. Some numbers from Record Store Day are in. The event drove sales of 827,000 new albums, 72% of which were sold by indie music stores.
  3. Let’s get an update on Ozzy’s health, shall we?
  4. Here are a few things about smart speakers that you might not have considered yet. Interesting…
  5. And speaking of smart speakers, there’s this troubling development.
  6. Coldplay’s Chris Martin has a stalker problem that’s before the courts right now.
  7. Okay, this is weird: The Mueller Report interpreted by red carpet looks.
  8. Spotify has removed the music of Blood on the Dance Floor for content violations. As in hate content.
  9. At least one guy thinks that artificial intelligence will spawn a whole new type of pop music industry.
  10. Uh-oh, radio.
  11. This jammer could silence annoying mobile phones in public places.
  12. Michael Stipe is quite the photographer.
  13. Nicholas Cage + Prince’s “Purple Rain” = This.
  14. This new device could allow the mute to speak again.
  15. Facebook is expecting to be fined how much for privacy violations?
  16. Florence + The Machine set a record for the most-Shazamed song in 24 hours with her version of “Jenny of Oldstones” on Sunday’s Game of Thrones.



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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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