Random Music News for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pet peeve: songs where the third verse is the same as the first.

  1. AC/DC drummer (ex-drummer?) Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill some guy.
  2. A country singer who comes out against guns? Yep?
  3. Three people were killed and 12 were injured at a concert in Chile by UK band Doom.
  4. We might have had a Metallica album sooner if Kirk Hammett hadn’t lost his phone on which he had recorded 250 possible riffs.
  5. Portishead is upset at how much money they made from streaming. At least they know who is to blame.
  6. Speaking of record stores, HMV is once again the number one music retailer in the UK.
  7. Here’s how Miley Cyrus celebrated 4/20.
  8. More on the (alleged) Oasis reunion plot.
  9. Ed Sheeran has been streamed more than 2 billion times on Spotify.
  10. It looks like U2 has gone into full live rehearsals in Vancouver. And there’s been a Bono sighting. (Via Larry)
  11. Australian music streaming service Guvera–no, I’ve never heard of them, either–now has 10 million users worldwide. That’s solid.

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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