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Random Music News for Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy (merry?) St. Patrick’s Day. And now, the music news.

  1. Where did Andy Warhol get the idea for the banana on the debut album from the Velvet Underground album? Here.
  2. Here’s more insight on how Facebook is getting deeper into music.
  3. Cool! Abbey Road unveils a new studio.
  4. Can’t someone do something about the boring music heard in stores? (Thanks for the shout-out, FYI Music.)
  5. Wait: We no longer use the word “cassette?” Who says?
  6. An appreciation of noise-canceling headphones.
  7. The Snoop Dogg vs. Donald Trump feud just keeps getting better. So much with that love affair with hip hop.
  8. An Egyptian-Canadian band was refused entry into the US in a visa mixup.
  9. Katy Perry really wants to live in that old convent.
  10. Beach Boy? Meet Charles Manson. (This really happened.)
  11. This week’s Popbitch newsletter contains this but about Meg Matthews, the former Mrs. Noel Gallagher: “Meg is returning as the face of a vaginal rejuvenation company. In her official capacity as a ‘Celebrity Menopause Campaigner’ she promises to offer us ‘a frank and honest look’ into ‘pelvic floor tightening.'”
  12. Time for a Joan of Arc-based protest musical? David Byrne thinks so.
  13. A horde of old gold coins was found inside an ancient piano.
  14. Ray Davies of the Kinks is not only a well-respected man, but he’s also now a knight.
  15. Want to know the secret behind writing a hit song or creating a viral video? This book might explain a few things.
  16. Love vintage guitars? Then feast your eyes on this collection.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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