Random Music News for Saturday, April 30, 2016

Today is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan.

  1. The album cycle isn’t dead yet, but it’s not feeling well. Not at all.
  2. Got a baby? Play ’em some music. It’s good for them. (Via Tom)
  3. Bon Scott of AC/DC finally gets his statue.
  4. A big reason Prince has sold 4 million albums since his death is because you can’t stream any of his stuff.
  5. Prince’s Purple Rain coat is going up for auction. I wonder how much less it would have sold for two weeks ago?
  6. If you’re a fan of Daniel Johns and Silverchair, you might want to have a listen to this new track by Slumberjack.
  7. U2’s The Edge met the Pope at a medical conference.
  8. Interesting question: He was very sickly as a child. He once drank 16 bottles of wine a day. He did loads of coke. So why does Ringo Starr look younger than his son? Broccoli.
  9. Good point: Beyonce is now an album artist, not one just focused on singles.
  10. Speaking of whom, Lemonade is likely to be the #1 album in the US this week, selling about 654,000 copies. Not bad.
  11. Does she write her own songs? Does it matter?
  12. Women who work on TV in Afghanistan: not an easy job.
  13. This is fun oi you’re a fan of the Lumineers.
  14. Use this to counteract Caturday this 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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