Random Music News for Friday, April 8, 2016

It was a Friday, April 8 in 1994 that we heard about Kurt Cobain. Jeebus, that was 22 years ago. And now, the music news…

  1. Tove Lo was in a recording session with Diplo that got interrupted by a rattlesnake.
  2. Rick Astley is coming out of retirement with a comeback single. (NOT a rickroll link. This is true.)
  3. A company making products called “Feyonce” has been sued by Beyonce.
  4. Entomological fact: caterpillars use “anal drumming” when calling for help.
  5. If you’re going to use a razor blade as a prop in a musical, there’s potential for something going wrong. And in this case, it did.
  6. Here’s more misplaced romanticism for the era of the cassette. *Sigh*
  7. This list of product flops contains some music gear. Wanna guess which?
  8. Because we all need a musical fridge
  9. If you want to stave off an ageing brain, try dancing.
  10. No, NWA will not perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
  11. Fifty great moments in pop and rock that never happened.
  12. Now one of David Bowie’s drummers has died of cancer.
  13. Jane’s Addiction is going on the road for the 25th anniversary of Ritual de lo Habitual.
  14. So is an update on the new Tool albums? Well, almost
  15. Mariah Carey has taken out $70 million insurance “on her body.”

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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