Random Music News for Monday 07 March 2016

Back on the air again. Starting today on 102.1 Edge/Toronto, you’ll hear me Mon-Fri from 1-2pm ET. Let’s see what I come up with. One thing’s for sure: there will be music news.

  1. Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh was shot dead outside a recording studio.
  2. Wait: The Who has appeared on American late-night TV ONCE in fifty years?
  3. A fan was stabbed to death in an LA mosh pit at a show by the Feels.
  4. Is there a song about selling a house with her ex in Taylor Swift’s future?
  5. Speaking of domestic issues, things didn’t got well for Madonna her in custody case with Guy Ritchie.
  6. Is Kendrick Lamar’s surprise new album actually for LeBron James?
  7. The fine print in the deal for the NBC show Songland is causing people to pause. Here’s why.
  8. A feel-good story about a youth orchestra that’s bringing classical music to the slums of Nairobi.
  9. A former drummer for Hatebreed has been found guilty of murder.
  10. Iggy Pop: The last one-and-only?
  11. Lady Gaga took a polar plunge in Chicago. Lake Michigan still recovering.
  12. Someone has finally decided to turn Genesis’ “Mama” into something more industrial.
  13. Samsung says they’re NOT going to buy Tidal from Jay Z.
  14. Speaking of Jay Z, here’s the story on how he wanted to sign a 16 year-old Rihanna.
  15. Flava Flav does the weather. No, no really.
  16. Mick Jagger’s ex, Jerry Hall, is now officially married to 84 year-old Rupert Murdoch.
  17. Grimes has a gig promoting perfume.

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.

3 thoughts on “Random Music News for Monday 07 March 2016

  • March 7, 2016 at 10:23 am
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    The Darkness had better be on one of these match-ups soon. Not including them on a list of potential worst bands ever would be gross negligence.

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  • March 7, 2016 at 10:58 am
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    The link about the Who goes to The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 747: Airplanes!

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