Published on March 9th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Barbie Doll made its debut at a toy fair on this day in 1959. And in music news…
- A good question: Why are movie soundtracks so addicted to classic rock?
- Meanwhile, here’s an assertion that classic rock will never die.
- Still on the topic, some of the original paintings used in the 1982 movie version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall are for sale. (Via Tom and Jeff)
- Love this story: Courtney Love remains convinced that Marlon Brando was her grandfather. Here’s why.
- The PM’s wife pokes fun at her husband in song.
- More details on the Bob Marley musical.
- If you’re in the Toronto area and into record collecting, the next Downtown Record Show is on Sunday, March 26th at the Estonian Hall at 958 Broadview. Early bird admission (9am) is $25 and general admission (11am) is $5.
- KISS is now selling cola (kola?).
- Cute: Kids react to hearing Guns N’ Roses for the first time. It starts out well, but then…
- Ed Sheeran’s third album has already hit 1 billion views on YouTube.
- There’s a new copyright board hearing on streaming rates taking place in the US this week. Musicians, record labels and streaming companies have a lot riding on the outcome.
- Should Apple just buy Pandora and be done with it?
- Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone will apparently be called “iPhone Edition.” It’ll be introduced in September along with the iPhone 7S, but won’t go on sale until much later.
- Wait: Amazon is getting into the music festival business?
- Pregnant women should sing to their baby bump if they want a child that cries less.
- Who killed Biggie? Twenty years later, we still don’t know.
- This Banksy project on the West Bank involving Trent Reznor and Flea is…interesting.