Random Music News for Thursday, April 14, 2016

The first Volvo was produced on this day in 1927. I don’t know what you need to know that, but just in case. And just in case, here’s all your random music news.

  1. Jared Leto is weird. Very weird. THIS weird.
  2. So why wasn’t Matt Sorum invited into the Guns ‘N Roses reunion?
  3. The Maynard James Keenan autobiography: how much of it will actually be true?
  4. A graphic novel based on the life of Kurt Cobain is on the way. [SPOILER ALERT: It doesn’t end well.] (Via Tom)
  5. Ice Cube has come out in favour of Donald Trump. You read that right.
  6. Ringo Starr is the latest performer to cancel a show in North Carolina as a result of the state’s LGBT laws, but…
  7. …Cyndi Lauper is going ahead with her NC show. She, however, is donating all the proceeds from the gig to LGBT causes
  8. …and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! are going to play a NC show “as a form of protest.”
  9. Want to buy a rock star winery?
  10. An interesting idea: What song changed your life?
  11. Katy Perry beats the nuns.
  12. These are the acts lining up for the re-opening of the Bataclan in Paris.
  13. If you have backstage passes to Coachella, don’t even think of reselling them.
  14. Speaking of festivals, is Glastonbury going to move?
  15. The Gavin Rossdale/Gwen Stefani divorce is getting interesting.
  16. Justin Bieber: “I like colouring books!”

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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