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Published on March 18th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, March 18, 2016

March can be so cruel. After a stretch of nice spring-like weather, our spirits will no doubt by crushed by the reality that it’s still winter. Hang in there.  Distract yourself with some music news…

  1. If you must, here are some pictures featuring Daft Punk without their masks.
  2. If you’re DJing in a bar that’s being raided by the cops, you might not want to play this song as it’s going down.
  3. Politicians in Washington DC aren’t happy with PJ Harvey’s new song.
  4. Michaelle Obama was just recorded a single. Seriously.
  5. Birds learn to sing while still in the egg.
  6. CONSPIRACY: Is Ted Cruz secretly the lead singer of Styper? (Via Danny)
  7. What’s the best way to release an album? The answer is trickier than you might think.
  8. The Rolling Stones are going to play a free concert in Havana on the 25th. They’re having to import EVERYTHING.
  9. Drug ballads are becoming increasing popular in California, just like the narcocorridos in Mexico.
  10. Not a question I’ve ever asked, but who dresses Taylor Swift?
  11. If I’m AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, I’m feeling weirder every day that I’m sidelined from the band. Here’s the latest.
  12. Kurt Cobain was prone to mood swings. Imagine that.
  13. Kanye has “fixed” three of the tracks on The Life of Pablo. You’ll have to subscribe to Tidal to hear them, though. (Via Tom)
  14. Sony and SoundCloud have reached an agreement. This is a good thing.
  15. STOP IT, BIEBER! YOU’RE NOT KURT COBAIN!
  16. The studio where David Bowie recorded Blackstar has shut down.



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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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