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Random Music News for Tuesday, March 29, 2016

On this day in 2004, Ireland became the first country in the world to ban smoking in all public places, including pubs. That went down well. And now, the music news.

  1. Remember those rumours about Axl Roses subbing for Brian Johnson for those last few AC/DC shows? Yeah, well, they might be true. (Via Tom)
  2. Holy crap! The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead is coming up on its 30th birthday in June.
  3. Bob Geldof says he was suicidal after his daughter Peaches died of a drug overdose.
  4. A rapper in Angola has been jailed on charges of “rebellion.”
  5. Yet another “100 greatest albums of all time” list. (Via Larry)
  6. Another Wes Scanlin/Puddle of Mudd meltdown.
  7. Will Elton John meet with Vladimir Putin? Don’t rule it out says TASS.
  8. Latest year-to-date music sales in Canada say things are down 20% from this point in 2015 with Alberta taking the biggest hit at more than 28%.
  9. Anyone remember this book featuring pictures of rock stars in their underwear?
  10. At this rate, we’ll never see Pandora back in Canada. Too much boardroom turmoil.
  11. Lil Wayne is suing Universal because he says he’s owed money from Drake. Wait–what?
  12. Legendary Toronto morning man, CFRB’s Wally Crouter, has passed away at the age of 92.

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