Random Music News for Saturday, April 29, 2017

The LA riots after the beating of Rodney King started 25 years ago today. And now, the music news for April 29.

  1. Damn, I wish these proposed festival ticket packages were real. Can someone please think about offering stuff like this?
  2. A new survey says people prefer watching TV on their computers than on their TVs.
  3. Five albums that were recorded in weird ways but still sound great.
  4. Gwen Stefani has an eardrum problem. Not good for a singer.
  5. Forget Trump vs. Kim Jong-un. Liam Gallagher has declared war on Noel and Damon Albarn.
  6. An a cappella group has been banned from a university campus on extreme hazing charges. An a capella group?
  7. If you’re a new parent, you’ll appreciate this Ed Sheeran parody.
  8. Here’s an unreleased song from Prince’s Purple Rain era. In fact, there’s a bunch of surprises here. (Via Greggory)
  9. Dancing British cop goes viral.
  10. The “great vinyl scam?” Really?
  11. Henry Rollins conducted this interview with legendary record man, Seymour Stein. (Via Tom)
  12. Looking to downsize your CD collection? Here are eight tips on how to do that.

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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