Random Music News for Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy birthday to English Bull Terrier the Younger. She’s three today. Today is also “Wear Your Metal T-Shirt to Work Day.” Seriously. And now, the music news.

  1. Speaking of metal, here are 30 great metal bands from around the world.
  2. The new travel ban on electronic devices on flights from the Middle East and Africa could prove difficult for musicians.
  3. Here is the official lineup for the 2017 Warped Tour. (Sorry, Canada…)
  4. The plan to build a David Bowie lightning bolt sculpture in Brixton has been scuppered due to lack of funds.
  5. Silverchair drummer Ben Giles may never tour again because of an injury he suffered while training in a gym. He’s suing.
  6. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready is planning to release a book.
  7. Thinking of heading to Lollapalooza in Chicago this summer? Here’s the lineup.
  8. Diddy has finally sold his New York condo.
  9. This doctor promotes safe sex for seniors using this hip hop video. Wait–what? (Via Tom)
  10. Vancouver’s 54-40 will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards next month.
  11. Spotify can’t find the owners of 247,112 songs.
  12. This guy played bass in a church band for twenty years and never realized that his amp had been turned off the entire time. (Via Danny)
  13. If you were ever a fan of Ministry–and how can you not be?–read The Lost Gospels of Al Jourgensen. (Via Rupinder)
  14. Music collector site Discogs has launched a spinoff site called Gearogs. It’s great for people looking for music gear.
  15. Eurovision crisis! Russian contestant banned by Ukraine, contributing to rising tensions in the reason.
  16. The most annoying modern Christmas song of all time is being made into a movie. GOD, NOOOO!

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.

One thought on “Random Music News for Thursday, March 23, 2017

  • March 23, 2017 at 10:30 am
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    Item 12 is from a satire site. Unfortunately, more than a few people will think is it real. (Which explains why we have such a problem with “fake news”.)

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