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Random music news for Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The last person I need to school me on the upcoming eclipse is Marjorie Taylor Greene’s boyfriend. What a loon. Music news for April 3, 2024, is much more factual.

  1. Dozens of people have died in an Istanbul nightclub fire.
  2. There’s more concern about replacing human artists with AI. A bunch of musicians are speaking out. Take a look at their open letter.
  3. RIP Chris Cross of Ultravox. He was 71.
  4. Will Sony pull its music from TikTok like Universal did? It’s a possibility.
  5. With the big eclipse coming up on Monday, Bonnie Tyler is having a moment. (Via Christopher)
  6. ABBA has announced a multi-million-dollar deal to bring the Avatar show to Las Vegas. Seems like a natural, right?
  7. Two Gallaghers will be onstage for the 30th anniversary tour of Definitely Maybe. It’ll be Liam and…his son, Gene.
  8. Video didn’t kill the radio star. In fact, radio continues while TV is imploding.
  9. The US is trying something new when it comes to advertising on FM radio: Geo-targeting.
  10. Alice Cooper is re-writing some of his best-known songs for a kid’s album. (Via Rick J)
  11. Another example why The Boss is THE BOSS. (Rick again)
  12. This woman is getting a lot of mileage out of her new book on dyeing David Bowie’s hair.
  13. Pharrell Williams is in some new legal trouble over trademarks.
  14. This map of the world shows the most popular metal band in each country. Thoughts on Canada?
  15. Is vinyl bad for the enviroment? Well, it is plastic…
  16. “The woman who invented rock.” Discuss. (Rick J again)

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BONUS: This. (Via Christopher again)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, April 3, 2024

  • #14. What the heck is going on in South Africa? Holy moly.


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