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Random Music News for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day. Go plant a tree or something.

  1. Katy Perry’s “left shark” suffers a setback.
  2. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are now completely consciously uncoupled.
  3. On a related note, Phil Collins ex-wife–the inspiration for “In the Air Tonight”–has a few things to say after 35 years.
  4. Have you been wondering how Creed’s Scott Stapp has been doing with his mental health issues? Here’s an update.
  5. Music revenue in Japan dropped 5.5% last year. Considering that’s the second-largest music market in the world, that’s bad for the global music economy.
  6. YouTube will stop working on aging devices (including the old Apple TV) soon. Here’s why.
  7. Blink-182er Mark Hoppus is streaming is new album To the Stars here.
  8. Kurt and Courtney made a sex tape? Apparently.  And no, it’s not in Montage of Heck.
  9. Ever hear of cult favourites Rocket from the Tombs? No? Here’s a chance to get caught up.
  10. The case over the theme to Iron Man has been settled. This is a big deal, apparently.
  11. Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard deconstructs the science of songwriting.
  12. Canada has extended copyright protection from 50 to 70 years.

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