Random Music News for Saturday, April 1, 2017

I hate April Fool’s Day. There will be none of that malarkey around here today. And now, some non-fake, non-pranky music news.

  1. A modest proposal: Could earlier start times for gigs result in a stronger music culture?
  2. Fun: These innovations changed music videos forever.
  3. There is a measles alert for people who attended a gig in Brisbane.
  4. This sculpture of Beyonce is literally cheesy. You’ll see what I mean.
  5. Paul Weller and Boy George together at last! Wait–what?
  6. Drummer-turned-chef (he’s got a Michelin star!) Graham Garrett has a new book called Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls. Curious? Go here.
  7. A look back at Prince’s Sign O’ the Times, 30 years after its release.
  8. Kasabian’s new video has annoyed mental health professionals.
  9. The Spinal Tap movie fight–it’s a royalties battle–gets weird.
  10. Bob Dylan is a fan of… Stereophonics?
  11. Looking for a soundtrack to anything? Try Moodelizer.
  12. Suge Knight says that everything in the Tupac death documentary is all true.

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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