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Published on April 14th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, April 14, 2017

Unless my calculations are off, the last time Good Friday fell on April 14 was 1933. And now in music news for April 14…

  1. Here’s an actual job interview question from an ad firm in Sweden: “Can you convince us that half the planet is way off the mark and James Blunt’s new pop album is absolutely world class?”
  2. Creed’s Scott Stapp says he was visited by the ghost of Scott Weiland.
  3. The Alberta Ballet is going to create a production using Tragically Hip songs.
  4. In Morrissey concert news that surprises no one, more concerts have been canceled because of illness.
  5. Anyone go to Insane Clown Posse’s Juggalo event in Calgary?
  6. At the other end of the spectrum, these pious Indonesian punks are promoting Islam.
  7. Spotify is coming to Apple Watch, albeit through a third party app.
  8. Someone asked Ringo Starr this question: “Who would headline in a double bill featuring the Beatles and Justin Bieber?”
  9. David Bowie’s Lazarus play is getting the VR treatment
  10. …and Friends, the TV show, is being turned into an off-Broadway musical.
  11. This radio signal hack freaked out the entire city of Dallas.
  12. Drake found an interesting use for Instagram.
  13. South Korean culture (including K-pop) is being forced underground in China thanks to the current crisis with North Korea.
  14. Burger King has a new TV commercial that hijacks Android phones and Google Home speakers.
  15. Are these the funkiest records ever?
  16. This is your weird NFSW music video for the weekend: “Droneboning.”



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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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