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Published on February 26th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Off to Vancouver today through Saturday. Need some fresh cedar plank salmon.

  1. Deaf rappers? Yes. And they’re fighting to be heard in a world of sound.
  2. Ozzy is a grandfather for the fifth time.
  3. At least KISS has the guts to admit that they use backing tracks when they play live. Unlike some people.
  4. Noel Gallagher on how Noel Gallagher invented Oasis.
  5. Nearly half of all YouTube channels have something to do with music.
  6. The Robin Thicke/Pharrell trial over “Blurred Lines” has begun in Los Angeles.
  7. Here’s studio footage of U2 working on “Every Breaking Waves” in the studio. (Via Larry)
  8. Can you wank to the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack? SPOILER: No.
  9. Speaking of which, this guy licensed his music to the soundtrack thinking that it was a rom-com.
  10. Lady Gaga has a role in American Horror Story. Just to be clear, I’m speaking of the TV show.
  11. In a totally unnecessary development, scientists have created “Bach for cats.”
  12. Guitar Hero is coming back.
  13. The Robin Thicke/Pharrell “Blurred Lines” trial continues: Day 2.
  14. A Canadian boxer is now being managed by the frontman of the Dropkick Murphys.
  15. John Cusack is involved in a bio-pic of the Beach Boys.
  16. Bono’s daughters are already hanging out at Hollywood parties.
  17. Unearthed: a Frank Sinatra selfie.
  18. There’s a big lawsuit involving Steven Tyler and American Idol. Not that too many people care, mind you…
  19. And Scarlett Johansson’s new band has been hit by a cease-and-desist order.
  20. If you like Lego, you’ll like this dancing CEO. Everything is awesome, indeed.



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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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