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Published on April 24th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy 27th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope! And now, the music news for April 24

  1. So did you go shopping on Record Store Day? The founders look ahead to the event’s 11th year.
  2. Crazy music industry fact: For the first time in 33 years, there is not a single woman in the Top 10 of US Hot 100 singles chart this week.
  3. Fascinating Prince fact: The combination to his vault was his ex-wife’s measurements.
  4. The UK is having trouble with ticket-buying robots, too.
  5. Fox News: The Musical. Wait–what?
  6. Universal Music Canada is moving to a new “rock star” headquarters.
  7. A Memphis home once owned by Elvis was damaged in a fire.
  8. The weird history of the infamous disco hotspot, Studio 54.
  9. Here’s a Courtney Love story I understand completely. I’ll tell you about my experience one day.
  10. The modern rock music festival has been around for 50 years now. Here’s a look back in pictures.
  11. Ex-Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante can apparently “fold himself backward” while doing yoga.
  12. They sure love their Depeche Mode in LA…



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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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