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Published on March 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sixty years ago today, US Customs seized copies of the Allen Ginsberg poem “Howl” on obscenity grounds. Man, if they only knew what was to come with music. And speaking of which, here’s some music news.

  1. All stock at HMV is now up to 60%. Many stores will be closed by next weekend.
  2. This company just landed the contract to fly U2 from gig to gig on their upcoming tour. (Via Larry)
  3. Is this the best (i.e. the most useful) singles chart in the world?
  4. Jay Z is involved in producing a documentary about the death of Trayvon Martin.
  5. If you’re at a gig tonight and the lights go out, don’t panic. Over 100 venues across the country are participating in the Lights Out campaign, which is part of the whole Earth Day thing.
  6. The Motley Crue biopic The Dirt is going to end up on Netflix.
  7. Want to buy some of the same air Adele breathed while in Australia? Some people do. (Via Tom)
  8. Get this: The US law against ISPs selling the browsing history of their customers has been killed. Users have been sold out to advertisers. (Via Larry again)
  9. Liam Gallagher says the backup band for his solo career is “DANGEROUS.”
  10. Willie Nelson: “I’m still not dead.”
  11. The former Mrs. Chris Martin answers all your questions about anal sex. You heard me.
  12. Rediscovering the Twin Peaks soundtrack.
  13. Speakers in a Turkish city suddenly started blaring porn.
  14. Taking note of how political Depeche Mode can be when they want to.

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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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