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Published on April 9th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, April 9, 2016

Today is Day 100 of 2016. Thoughts on things so far? Meanwhile, here’s some music news…

  1. What your musical tastes says about your personality.
  2. They should name this feature on Pluto after David Bowie somehow.
  3. They love Michael Jackson in India. See?
  4. Companies like iTunes and streaming music services price their stuff in local currency. Spotify just launched in Indonesia with a premium tier worth $3.80 USD.
  5. Iggy Pop has launched an Instagram account for his cockatoo. I said cockatoo, not–never mind. You know, the bird?
  6. These ten Canadian bands never won a Juno. Rather unbelievable.
  7. The possibility of Axl Rose joining AC/DC for some shows will not go away. Stand by.
  8. Love British indie music? Start using #indieamnesty for a window onto soooo much cool stuff.
  9. The album of the year in Germany is…a Christmas record?
  10. The streaming music industry is still losing money. See?
  11. And I’m not the one wondering about the lack of angry music today.
  12. Want to see video of Motley Crue’s Vince Neil fighting with actor Nicholas Cage? Okay.
  13. Fight! Ice Cube and NWA vs. Gene Simmons at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame here and here.
  14. Meanwhile, here are some pictures of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers before they were famous.
  15. Broooooooce! Springsteen canceled a show in North Carolina in protest over a law that “attacks LGBT rights.”



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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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