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Random Music News for Friday, March 21, 2014

You’ll need to know this stuff if you’re going to outdo your friends on music knowledge this weekend:


  1. On this day in 1987, U2’s The Joshua Tree hit #1 on the British charts and would stay on those charts for 156 weeks (Thanks to Larry for that.)
  2. According to Forbes, John Mayer is famous.  (Thanks to Pamela Chelin for the link.)
  3. The newest music-related crowdfunding campaign seeks funds to refurbish a famous grunge-era mixing console.
  4. Joy Division’s debut EP among the releases coming for Record Store Day April 19.  Here’s the latest list of what’s coming out.
  5. Princeton University is going to hold an academic concert devoted to Pink Floyd.
  6. Krist Novoselic weighs in on Canadian writer Carl Wilson’s book on people with bad taste in music. (Thanks to Alan for this one.)



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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