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Published on February 21st, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It was on this day in 1958 that the peace symbol was unveiled. I have no idea its official name is the CND symbol. And now, the music news.

  1. Kurt Cobain would have been 50 yesterday. Here are Nirvana’s biggest songs in the UK since then.
  2. So Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are working together again?
  3. David Cassidy, best known as Keith from The Partridge Family, has revealed he has dementia. His admission explains this.
  4. Brexit is screwing with classical music in Britain.
    1. Meanwhile, this violinist is annoying London commuters.
  5. Disney–yes, them–is working on amazing wireless charging technology.
  6. Good question: Is Donald Trump affecting radio ratings?
  7. In the Dominican Republic, a couple of radio people were shot dead in the middle of a broadcast.
  8. Toronto’s club scene is shrinking. How does one make a living now?
  9. Digital album sales continue to dive in Canada, down 31% from this time last year. Meanwhile, on-demand streams are up 96%.
  10. This sanctuary established in Amy Winehouse’s name is doing real good for people who need help.
  11. Brian Mulrooney once serenaded Donald Trump. Think before you click.
  12. Is American Idol about to get a reboot?



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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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