Random Music News for Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Pi Day (or Steak and BJ Day, whichever is more relevant to you.)

I had to remove a tree in my back yard last fall because it was ruining a stone patio. This past weekend, the cardinal that had built a nest in it for the last couple of years returned. It’s very pissed. Now, in music news…

  1. A sad end to the life of Britain’s oldest DJ.
  2. Madonna had another onstage meltdown apparently stemming from her ugly custody battle.
  3. Get ready for a long (and long overdue) discussion about sexism in the music industry.
  4. Rule #1 with swag: proofread your t-shirts. Right, Biebs?’
  5. Speaking of which: Justin Bieber is still a spoiled douchebag.
  6. Fun: 13 musicians and their conspiracy theories.
  7. The Internet really got upset with Keith Richards over this one.
  8. Don Henley says the Eagles will never play live again.
  9. Praise for a band called Diarrhea Planet. Trust me: it’s worth the read.
  10. Here’s a good timesuck: The Walk of Life Project.
  11. And another: Sesame Street characters perform Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
  12. These hyper-accurate celebrity dolls are both cool and creepy.
  13. These horses look a lot like certain musicians and celebrities. (Via Andrew)
  14. Mariah Carey: Not popular with the rest of her family.
  15. Live Nation is asking acts to stop increasing ticket prices. Wait–really?

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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