Random Music News for Saturday, March 4, 2017

My mother still talks about a blizzard that hit Manitoba on this day in 1966. It must have been really, really bad for her to keep going on about it this long. And now, the music news.

  1. Can Sunrise Records succeed with their HMV takeover? Here are some opinions.
  2. Did this 1930s jazz guitarist inspire heavy metal?
  3. The schedule for Canadian Music Week has been announced.
  4. Buh-bye to Toronto’s Silver Dollar. Dammit. Why is Toronto losing so many music venues?
  5. These headphones translate foreign languages in real time. Cooooool.
  6. Jared Leto in a reboot of Tron? Maybe.
  7. A Foo Fighters update.
  8. A Bruce Springsteen biopic? People are interested in making one.
  9. Not only is the car in which Tupac was shot up for sale, so is the one in which Biggie died.

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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