Published on April 18th, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Monday, April 18, 2016
A Kardashian is having a birthday today. It doesn’t matter which one. And now, music news…
- I was a guest on the Hogtown Talks podcast. Listen here.
- An 18 year-old man was killed in a car crash at Coachella.
- There will be a Coachella event in the fall that won’t feature any performers under 70.
- Figures from last week say that music sales in Canada are down 21.6% from this point last year. Vinyl? Up 26.2%.
- This is a real headline: “Phish drummer obtains protection order against Belfast chimney sweep.”
- YouTube/Google has unveiled Foundry, a new initiative designed to develop new musical talent. Interesting. Doesn’t YouTube/Google and the record labels need to negotiate a new licensing agreement this year?
- Monday hell: Ranking all the Disney songs from worst to best. (Via Tom)
- Five people are dead as the result of bad drugs at an Argentine electronic music festival.
- KISS’ Ace Frehley is in the hospital…
- …and Paul Stanley missed a gig because he required surgery for a torn bicep.
- Do NOT make fun of the way Michael Bublé eats corn on the cob.
- Run the Jewels had Bernie Sanders introduce them at Coachella. Via video, of course.
- The critics are really piling on HBO’s Vinyl. They ask “Can it be saved?”
- The Lumineers Cleopatra album debuted at #1 in the US with sales of 125,000.