Random Music News for Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring! Finally! That makes Monday feel a little less…Monday, doesn’t it? And before we get to the music news, here are three things:’s a Vine of a laughing fox. This will make you feel great!

  1. According to listener data collected by Spotify, these 10 artists are going to blow up in 2016.
  2. Someone stole pictures of Adele’s baby–and she’s pissed.
  3. Oh, Madge… (Part 1)
  4. Oh, Madge… (Part 2)
  5. Someone else hates Gene Simmons. What else is new?
  6. Looking for a place in New York? Here’s a musical address that’s up for sale.
  7. Here’s an interesting streaming music service.
  8. Lars Ulrich of Metallica had a protester problem during a university appearance.
  9. Some long-lost Rolling Stones songs have been found.
  10. So how is Fiddy going to make all that money he lost? Like this.
  11. Bill Murray and Willie Nelson, together at last.
  12. So how did Donald Trump become “the white Kanye West?” Here’s a theory.
  13. Who’s the woman behind this voice?
  14. Horrors! A brass band scandal-conspiracy!
  15. Bubbles the Chimp–yes, Michael Jackson’s old pal–is getting a stop-motion movie made about him.
  16. And here’s a little Mick Jagger-Jerry Hall drama to start the week.

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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