Random Music News for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Morrissey was so outraged about the flippant way the news was treated by a BBC DJ that he wrote this song in response.

And now, some music news from today:

  1. China has blocked movies from iTunes. Is music next?
  2. This is fun: some old UK radio commercials have been rescued from cassette.
  3. The world’s first noise-blocking ear buds look to become a reality.
  4. The Who’s Roger Daltrey isn’t impressed with the idea of Axl Rose subbing in for Brian Johnson in AC/DC.
  5. The missing art in the art of music. (I miss album artwork…) (Via Bobby)
  6. Bluetooth turntables? Wireless turntables? We’re starting to see more of them, like this one from Audio-Technica.
  7. The star of the Broadway musical Hamilton helps us understand the Puerto Rico debt crisis through rap.
  8. Interesting observation: What will happen to radio when we all have self-driving cars?
  9. Well, here’s some dirt on Sir Paul McCartney. It’s old dirt, but still…
  10. Here’s a shot of Prince at a Jehovah’s Witness event.
  11. The reboot of Twin Peaks lists Trent Reznor and Eddie Vedder in the cast.
  12. Got a baby? Play ’em music. Here’s why.
  13. Kid Rock’s assistant was killed in an ATV crash.
  14. Spotify hacked?

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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