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Published on May 27th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for May 27, 2014

I golfed for the first time in more than three years yesterday.  See you again in 2017!

  1. No, Tina Turner didn’t have a stroke. Or at least that’s the official story.
  2. The Casey Kasem family weirdness continues.  I feel so bad for the guy.
  3. Someone has invented an “infinitely tone-adjustable guitar pickup.”
  4. Speaking of guitars, is this the future of guitar lessons?
  5. Artist flies to Australia for a gig. The airline sent his gear to Serbia.
  6. You’re never, ever too old to be a punk.  See?
  7. Remember UB40? They’re acting like the Gallagher brothers.
  8. The Mods vs. Rockers thing is a big foreign to us in North America, but it still resonates in the UK.
  9. Prepare for an onslaught of dead celebrities appearing as holograms.
  10. Remember Macaulay Culkin?  He’s a musician now–and things haven’t been going so well.
  11. Rap Genius founder resigns after saying something incredibly dumb about that recent mass shooting.
  12. They didn’t have university courses like this in my day.



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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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