Random Music News for Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Beware the Ides of March, etc. Here’s some music news:

  1. Kesha fans are petitioning Sony to drop Dr. Luke.
  2. Speaking of the whole sad saga, Billboard has this story.
  3. Sobering: Taylor Swift videos are more popular than a lot of network TV shows.
  4. Spotify has dropped support for Windows Phone.
  5. Action Bronson interviewed Phil Collins. Seriously. (Via Larry)
  6. This was a BBC Radio 1 oopsie.
  7. Chris Brown isn’t helping matters much when it comes to violence at Trump rallies.
  8. You can now buy Prince’s wedding china for just $50,000 USD.
  9. The British Library is celebrating 40 years of Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks. Imagine predicting that back in 1976…
  10. Watch this kid CRUSH his hecklers with a Megadeth guitar solo.
  11. Kanye asked to redesign the LA Clippers Mascot. Owner Steve Balmer says “Let’s talk.”
  12. The country house where Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones died (was murdered?)–and the estate that inspired Winnie the Pooh–is up for sale again.
  13. The circumstances around the accidental shooting death of the wife of Eagles’ Randy Meisner just keeps getting weirder.
  14. How Instagram is affecting music sales.
  15. This new biography of the Replacements sounds like it could be pretty juicy.
  16. Rush sponsored the MusiCounts Canadian Music Teach of the Year award. Here are the details.

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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