Random Music News for Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Just a couple more days of winter. Just a couple more days of winter. Just a couple more days of winter.

  1. 101 things that have pissed off Noel Gallagher.
  2. What the music industry can learn from the beer industry.
  3. Why listening to music is good for your health. (Via Rupinder)
  4. The chief of the BBC plans to “re-invent radio.”
  5. It’s official: Ozzy’s going to be a cartoon character. (Via Tom)
  6. Why would the hard-of-hearing require special headphones for listening to music? This new set from Sennheiser solves some of the you didn’t know they problems they have.
  7. There’s a petition demanding that Kanye West be banned from headlining Glastonbury. (Tom again)
  8. How did U2 spend St. Patrick’s Day? Like this.
  9. Spotify is now being used as a leading economic indicator.
  10. How to sing better.
  11. There’s now a United Nations Happy Day. Pharrell Williams is involved, of course.
  12. The new Kendrick Lamar song sets the Spotify record for most streams in a day with 9.6 million. That would be an excellent weekly total.
  13. This story on Bootleg Yoko breaking up Bootleg Beatles would be funny if it were actually true.
  14. Gwen Stefani fears she might have a stalker.
  15. The Suge Knight hit-and-run trial sure is interesting.

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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