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Published on March 20th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring starts at 5:58 pm EDT. Let’s get on with it. Meanwhile, let’s indulge in some music new for March 20, 2019.

  1. Relax, KISS fans. Drummer Eric Carr is fine. It was a hoax.
  2. Must read: T-Bone Burnett’s keynote at SXSW. (Via Larry)
  3. Google did it. They’ve released their new gaming platform. Introducing Stadia.
  4. A former member of Pantera has had his New Zealand shows canceled because he made “white power” comments in the past.
  5. China = Counterfeit audio products.
  6. Microsoft has finally put its Groove music streaming service out of its misery.
  7. This was one of the weakest music plagiarism suits I’ve seen in a while.
  8. The Church of Kanye West: It’s a real thing.
  9. Tupac lives! (In the Black Panther universe, anyway.)
  10. A good question: What do songs about the music industry tell us about the music industry?
  11. ChartHopper is an app that’s like fantasy football but for music.
  12. Well, that’s one way to hand off lead vocals. (Via Danny)



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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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