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Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happy birthday, Twitter! You’re now 13 years old. As for music news on March 21, 2019…

  1. The Junos drew almost a million viewers. That’s a pretty good number for Canada on a Sunday night considering all the competition.Watch this nine-year-old rip through the solo in “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
  2. It looks like someone from Radiohead will show up at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony after all.
  3. Five thousand metalheads were put on a cruise ship and sent to the Bahamas. This is what it was like.
  4. Lady Gaga can afford any car she wants but chooses to drive a 1993 Ford F-150 SVT.
  5. Wanna buy a piece of the Fyre Festival? US Marshalls are auctioning off various assets.
  6. This guy changed his name to “Michael Jackson” because he was such a fan. Now he having second thoughts.
  7. The Michael Jackson wax figure at Madame Tussauds isn’t going anywhere
  8. …but Neverland Ranch could face demolition.
  9. Ariana Grande only gets 10% of the royalties from her song “7 Rings.” Here’s why.
  10. How could this company have been so careless when it comes to clearing music rights?
  11. Whoa. A real-life Babel Fish translator like we saw in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
  12. Chinese authorities seem to have launched a crackdown on goth fans.
  13. Jerry Lee Lewis has been released from hospital following a stroke.
  14. BTS Barbie? Yep.
  15. A French rapper has been fined £4,300 for inciting violence with a song called “Hang White People.”
  16. Bryan Adams would like to set the record straight on the origins of “Summer of ’69” one more time.
  17. Shaq is going to DJ at Lollapalooza this year.
  18. If Beto O’Rourke becomes president, he’s already picked out the band to play his inauguration. Cool.



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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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