Random Music News for Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It was one year ago today that Russia annexed Crimea. How’s that working out for everyone?

  1. Bette Midler has found singing inspiration in Kardashian tweets. It’s worth a look.
  2. Ed Sheeran received an odd note from a South Korean fan. Thanks–I think.
  3. Do NOT rush Modest Mouse when it comes to making records.
  4. Did you know that bats sing? I didn’t.
  5. Good luck getting any more rap shows, University of Oklahoma.
  6. One of South Africa’s most well-known rappers was allegedly stabbed to death by his girlfriend.
  7. This year’s keynote speaker at SXSW is Snoop Dogg Lion Dogg That should be interesting.
  8. Did I mention that Randy Blythe of Lamb of God is working on a ballet?
  9. Gang of Four gives advice to Viet Cong. You’ll understand when you click here.
  10. Well, here’s someone who won’t be doing a Bond theme…
  11. Here’s the opera Hitler hated–just in case you needed to know.
  12. You wanna know what kind of damage loud music can do? Read this.
  13. This is a very weird “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” story.
  14. Sarah Brightman is writing her space song.
  15. Apple Watch knockoffs are already on sale in China.
  16. Here’s a new way to charge your phone, hikers.
  17. Madonna has been complaining about her marriage to Guy Ritchie.
  18. Will we hear about a North American tour by the Rolling Stones this week?

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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