Random Music News for Friday, April 29, 2016

Did you know there was an experimental 3D TV broadcast on this date in 1953? Neither did I. And now, the music news…

  1. Amazing: The owner of American Idol has filed for bankruptcy. How is that even possible?
  2. Here’s the lineup for Burlington, Ontario’s, every-growing Sound of Music Festival.
  3. And for a tiny town like Elora, Ontario, they can sure stage a helluva festival! (Via Larry)
  4. This is somewhat freaky: The cinematographer for Purple Rain just died. Then again, he was 81…
  5. About the new Blink-182 song
  6. Playing bass for the Grateful Dead pays very, very well. See?
  7. Here’s Forbes’ analysis of the gains made by Apple Music since February.
  8. This woman is killing it when it comes to the beatboxing world.
  9. Noel Gallagher has taken on skateboarders. This probably won’t end well.
  10. It was Bring Your Kids to Work Day at a radio. One tyke managed to take the place off the air.
  11. Here’s a new song by the Monkees(!) written by Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo(!!!).

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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