Random Music News for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It was on this day in 1991 that cameras caught cops beating up Rodney King.

  1. Just to prove that not everyone hates Nickelback comes word that their new No Fixed Address album has gone platinum (80,000 copies) in Canada.
  2. Are Toronto’s indie labels in trouble?
  3. There’s a rumour that U2 is going to SXSW. Something about the Apple watch, which almost makes sense.
  4. Well, so much for the house in which Ian Curtis hanged himself becoming a museum…
  5. Madonna will launch her Rebel Heart world tour in August.
  6. The Eagles had to bail on a festival show in Australia when wind speeds reached 85 mph.
  7. Wait: Snapchat was in talks to buy Taylor Swift’s record company. Snapchat?
  8. Is Twitter’s recently-departed head of music heading for Apple?
  9. Metal singer who vandalized Dimebag Darrell’s grave says he’s sorry.
  10. Who was better: Elvis or the Beatles? Discuss.
  11. A restored version of The Breakfast Club will be screened at SXSW.
  12. Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore announced that a new solo record is coming.
  13. Someone bought Paul McCartney’s childhood home in an auction that lasted all of 6 minutes.
  14. Remember that one-of-a-kind Wu Tang album? It won’t be available for sale for another 88 years.
  15. Tsk. Someone has been messing with Kanye’s Wikipedia entry.

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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