Random Music News for Thursday, March 31, 2016

On this day in 1949, Newfoundland became Canada’s tenth province. Now, in music news…

  1. Spotify has raised another $1 billion in financing. Now officially too big to fail?
  2. Meet the female Afghan rapper (!!!) dedicated to helping girls sold as child brides.
  3. Melissa Etheridge almost had Brad Pitt’s babies. Wait–what?
  4. The rap album that prompted a murder investigation.
  5. How much do you miss the music of the 90s? Do you miss it this much?
  6. Does your cat have an accent? You heard me.
  7. Study says sad songs are good for helping people grieve. (Duh.)
  8. Who be the drummer for the Guns ‘N Roses reunion? Steve Adler?
  9. If you have time: Elvis Costello’s 500 favourite albums. (Via Adam)
  10. The frontman for Five Finger Death Punch has been hospitalized.
  11. Empire is a flop for Fox overseas. Is it because of a rejection of diversity on TV or because the show is bad?
  12. A live album from Motorhead’s final show will be released soon.

 

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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