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Published on April 3rd, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On this day in 1973, the first-ever handheld mobile phone call was made. As for music news on April 3, 2019…

  1. I love this: “Top 10 Rush Sex Jams.”
  2. An arrest has been made in the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle. Police say his name is Eric Holder.
  3. This is a review of Serving the Servant, Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg’s book on Kurt Cobain. You’ll need this playlist as you read.
  4. Here’s some fascinating new data on the media consumption habits of Millennials.
  5. If you’re a fan of the history of the electric guitar, here’s a story with some fun trivia. (Via Sean)
  6. Speaking guitars (and other musical instruments), I gotta check out this exhibition of ultra-famous gear at The Met in NYC.
  7. The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. DJ Kitcho has created this special musical mashup.
  8. Fiddy’s Connecticut mansion has finally sold at an 84% loss.
  9. Diddy’s son got a gold jet ski for his 21st birthday.
  10. Petty’s family (his widow and his two daughters) are at war over his estate.
  11. A new documentary about Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott is on the way.
  12. Apple News Plus seems to be off to a decent start.
  13. If you like cover versions, you should check out this spreadsheet of indie bands covering each other.
  14. Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler now has his own gin.
  15. Check this out: Violin lessons assisted by AI.



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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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