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Published on March 3rd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, March 3, 2016

It was 25 years ago today that Rodney King got his beating from LA cops. It was a dark time. And now, music news.

  1. MapleMusic is no more. Please refer to them as Cadence Music Group.
  2. Did anyone else notice that a member of Black Flag won an Oscar on Sunday? Missed that one…
  3. Here’s another Oscar note: Rob Zombie was tackled by security because they thought a homeless man was trying to get in.
  4. Spotify has a new music discovery tool called “Fresh Finds” that looks like it might be useful.
  5. A new company in Hollywood is going to help Bono give away his money.
  6. It looks like Kanye West is a secret user of The Pirate Bay.
  7. The keynote speakers at SXSW this year? Barack and Michelle Obama. (Via Larry)
  8. Fiddy sells his house.
  9. BC’s Squamish Valley Music Festival has been cancelled for 2016. Blame the low loonie? (Via Danny)
  10. Bob Dylan sold off 6,000 personal items in a massive decluttering. Collectors are freaking out.
  11. Twitter fun: Cher vs. The National Enquirer
  12. Lorne Michaels to the rescue of Kanye West. Man, it’s tough to defend this guy.
  13. Guns ‘N Roses is taking Alice in Chains on tour with them. A good bill.
  14. Deezer is coming to Windows 10 A little late, maybe?
  15. Meanwhile, Rhapsody is burning through $3 million losses per month.
  16. Interesting: the black power revolution in music.



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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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One Response to Random Music News for Thursday, March 3, 2016

  1. JC says:

    “Here’s another Oscar note: Rob Zombie was tackled by security because they thought a homeless man was trying to get in” – is from a onion type site.

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