Random Music News for Monday, April 25, 2016

It’s still all Prince, all the time–mostly. But there is other music news to report.

  1. Here’s a playlist to accompany any discussions of Game of Thrones today.
  2. According to a new book called Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation by Edward Humes, 8% of traffic accidents are called by “singing/moving to music.”
  3. Britney Spears is really upset about her dogs eating all the cheese. You read that correctly.
  4. Stop it, Mariah Carey. Just stop it.
  5. Any loud noise (including music) makes this woman collapse into a paralyzed heap.
  6. Rock’n’roll Nigeria.
  7. MTV plans a big reinvention.
  8. Mick Jagger is NOT going to be happy about this new book.
  9. If you’ve ever listened to music on an airline’s in-flight entertainment system, you might be interested in this lawsuit.
  10. Tidal: they don’t get listeners.
  11. Listen to a song that was lost for 1,o00 years.
  12. Ricky Gervais says that David Bowie kept his illness from everyone.
  13. Canadian music sales are still running more than 21% below where they were this time last year…
  14. …but Record Store Day goosed vinyl sales. They’re now running 43% ahead of last year.

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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