Random Music News for Thursday, April 30, 2015

No taxes due today!  Thank you, CRA.

  1. Are these the most legendary metal clubs of all time? (Via Tom)
  2. Well, Japan got lucky with a Macca show. (Via Larry)
  3. Katy Perry’s dress just pissed off 1.4 billion people.
  4. Here’s how to turn any body part into a biometric password.
  5. Hate that relentless hum of aircraft engines? There’s hope! (On a related note, airline seats might just get more comfortable.)
  6. SiriusXM now has 27.7 million paying customers.
  7. Every hear of Jukely? Call it “Spotify for concerts.”
  8. As a result of the injuries he sustained in last year’s bike crash, Bono won’t be playing guitar in concert anymore.
  9. The new Blur album is doing really well in the UK.
  10. This story of the death (and soon to be reborn) London pub is fascinating. A developer tore it down but has now been ordered to rebuild it brick-by-brick.
  11. “No pop.” It’s a thing. Use the word in a sentence today.
  12. Apple has poached a bunch of producers away from BBC Radio 1 for its impending launch of a streaming service.
  13. Ending harassment of punk.
  14. Instagram Music? What?

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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