Random Music News for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Back on this day in 1967, Robert Ebert filed his first movie review for the Chicago Sun-Times.

  1. What’s with the lack of women when it comes to festival lineups?
  2. Bob Geldof is getting married again. And the planned location is a bit…weird.
  3. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich spent £30,000 to get some boy band called McBusted to play his daughter’s 18th birthday party.
  4. The Prodigy: still doing well in Britain.
  5. So much for those Neanderthal flutes
  6. US album sales were down 1.8% in Q1.
  7. BB King was rushed to hospital. Something to do with his diabetes. He’s 89.
  8. Can rap lyrics send you to jail? Yes, actually–at least in the US.
  9. Three members of two metal bands were killed in a horrific crash in Georgia.
  10. This has nothing to do with music, but it’s cool that a Game of Thrones pop-up shop is now in operation in Toronto. (Via Larry)
  11. Yeah, Tidal is having trouble with their “exclusives”…
  12. From my post here in Singapore this week, I have news about WORMROT. (Metalheads: read this.)
  13. THIS is the defining song of March Madness 2015? Um, isn’t it a love song?
  14. Wait: there won’t be any Elvis impersonators at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas?
  15. The 10 music apps every artist should download. (WARNING: It’s a slideshow.)

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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