Random Music News for Friday, March 25, 2016

Merry Good Friday. Here’s your music news.

  1. Jack White’s massive Third Man record store in Detroit is turning into a big hit.
  2. Rumour: Axl Rose to take the place of Brian Johnson for remaining shows on AC/DC tour.
  3. So what do Garth Brooks, St. Catharines, Ontario, and Syrian refugees have in common? This.
  4. Don’t you just hate it when your tour bus bursts into flames? Fortunately, no one was hurt.
  5. Chris Martin finally signed the divorce papers.
  6. Gene Simmons owns 15 early demos by Van Halen. He discovered them, you know…
  7. Fortune magazine lists Bono and John Oliver among “the world’s greatest leaders.”
  8. Madonna’s fake NYC parking scam BUSTED.
  9. Want to buy Ringo Starr’s childhood home? Asking price is about $100,000 CAD.
  10. Sex Pistols graffiti: Art or crap?
  11. I once stood at the gates of David Bowie’s Indonesian-inspired villa on the private Caribbean island of Mustique. It’s now up for rent for the first time–for $40,000 USD a week.
  12. Here’s a book that might be worth buying when it comes out: Jack Antonoff‘s Record Store.
  13. How radio can continue to matter to drivers in the future.
  14. Bieber is the first person to reach 10 billion views on YouTube.
  15. First, Keith Richards. Now Paul McCartney is joining Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean.
  16. The drummer for Tears for Fears is now making pickles.

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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