Random Music News for Saturday, April 2, 2016

April Fool’s Day is over for another year. Good. It’s a stupid tradition. Here’s some truthful and real msuic news.

  1. This is eye-opening: the difference between people who pay for streaming music services and those who don’t.
  2. If you’re a child of the 90s, you might be interested in this “where are they now” story.
  3. And speaking of the 90s, did you realize that Vanilla ice still has a crapload of money? And he’s going on tour this summer with Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Color Me Badd, All-4-One and Tone Loc.
  4. A clip of Bill Murray singing is always good for the soul. 
  5. Here’s what one founder of Songza has done with the money he made when the company was sold to Google.
  6. Another sober warning about protecting your hearing at concerts.
  7. Madonna: the neighbour from hell.
  8. These Canadian MPs aren’t shy about proclaiming their Nickelback love.
  9. And before you laugh at them, how Nickelback are you? And how will you do on this Nickelback test?
  10. And now some tweets defending Nickelback.
  11. Did you know that American country music is big in Uganda? Neither did I.
  12. This musician sued the Royal Opera over his hearing loss.
  13. There’s a new Ramones museum exhibit. Gabba gabba hey! (Via Tom)
  14. Just in case you need to make a nose flute out of a potato

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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