Random Music News for Thursday, April 9, 2015

One this day in 1967, the Boeing 737 made its first flight.

  1. Someone paid over a million bucks for the original lyric sheets for Don McLean’s 1971 hit, “American Pie.”
  2. Google was asked to wipe out 100 million links to pirate sites so far this year.
  3. Chad Kroeger talks about his wife’s Lyme disease.
  4. One of the guys from One Direction is going to work as a caddy at the Masters. No, seriously.
  5. And in more One Direction news, file this one under “Poor Zayn.”
  6. Monkey whispers.
  7. If you’re a Grateful Dead fan, you’ll want to look at this collection of stuff that’s going up for sale.
  8. How Tidal could actually hurt an artist.
  9. This new battery technology could have all kinds of implications for portable tech.
  10. Did you watch Fox’s Empire? Here are some behind-the-scenes secrets.
  11. The Ed Sheeran green juice diet.
  12. And while we’re there, here’s The Green Party Boy Band.

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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