Random music news for Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Thirty-nine years ago today, Pennsylvania almost disappeared with the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown incident. And for music news on March 28, 2018…

  1. The Junos got good ratings on Sunday night with 1.5 million tuning in during the Barenaked Ladies segment.
  2. Less than 48 hours after it was unveiled, the David Bowie statue was vandalized.
  3. The Uganda Communication Commission has shut down 23 radio stations for promoting and advertising witchcraft.
  4. Psy diplomacy? South Korea wants him to play in the North. (Via Tom)
  5. When will Apple stop selling digital downloads? “When people stop buying.”
  6. The Freddie Mercury biopic seems to be coming sooner rather than later.
  7. A Vietnamese activist singer has been detained following a tour of Europe.
  8. Lindi Ortega: ‘Music helps me cope with body dysmorphic disorder.
  9. Remember those late-night TV commercials pushing cut-rate music collections? George Carlin does. (Via Tom)
  10. R Kelly is being accused of grooming a 14-year-old girl to be a “sex pet.”
  11. Pon Farr. Click on that only if you get the reference.
  12. Heineken has removed an ad after Chance the Rapper called it “terribly racist.”
  13. Noise cannons. God bless America.
  14. The Roy Orbison hologram is going on tour with his son.
  15. Is Spotify really worth $30 billion? Let’s take a look.
  16. What will streaming look like in the future? Let’s take a guess.

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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