Random Music News for Tuesday, April 5, 2016

It’s still winter outside my back door. Where are you, spring? At least there’s some music news to talk about.

  1. Paul McCartney has a new 67-track compilation.
  2. The trial date for the “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism case has been set.
  3. If you still watch Empire–does anyone?–the real life Cookie is getting her lawyers ready for an attack on Fox about the show.
  4. Okay, so Radiohead didn’t release their album by March 31 as some expected (Oops!). Instead, they did this bit of business.
  5. If you work in fast food, the least you can do is make your job musical.
  6. This rap duo tried to make an anti-Trump music video. Then the cops showed up.
  7. Meanwhile, Everlast sent a note to Donald Trump: “Cut it out!”
  8. Miley Cyrus was mauled. By a cat.
  9. Lady Gaga is disenchanted with the whole fame thing. Or so she says.
  10. How Kanye West is probably going to have a #1 album even though he’s sold virtually ZERO copies of The Life of Pablo.
  11. The Rolling Stones all showed up at an exhibition of their stuff in London.
  12. Bieber + dreadlocks = Cultural appropriation. That’s the charge.
  13. What’s this about a Suge Knight jail conditions scandal that might involve Dr. Dre?
  14. Looking for an ex-Elvis house? Better hurry.

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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