Random Music News for Thursday, March 24, 2016

Go home, winter. You’re drunk. Your last call was days ago. And now, the music news.

  1. Here’s the lineup for Lollapalooza 2016 in Chicago this summer.
  2. Miley Cyrus is looking for ways to help victims of the Brussels bombings.
  3. YouTube hates it when you compare it to Apple Music and Spotify.
  4. Meanwhile, Bieber rules YouTube views.
  5. Here’s a fun fake story on a petition asking that the US national anthem be changed to Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” (Via Tom)
  6. RIP Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest. Complications from diabetes at age 45.
  7. Elton John is selling this rare Aston Martin. Hey, I’ll take it off his hands.
  8. This major label music executive has gone to war against Donald Trump.
  9. These recordings have been added to America’s National Recording Gallery. It includes George Carlin’s famous “dirty words” bit. (Via Tom)
  10. Here’s a good interview with Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, etc.)
  11. Well, this was an interesting WW II history lesson.
  12. Apple and Vice get into bed together with some original TV programming.
  13. Holy crap! Has “MMMbop” been going through my brain for 20 years now? (Tom again)
  14. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are mixing their new album. This points to a fall release.
  15. A previously unheard David Bowie song from 1970 can be downloaded/streamed here.
  16. The Rolling Stones play Cuba Friday. They released this message to the Cuban people ahead of the gig.

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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