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Random Music News for Wednesday, April 20, 2016

4/20. You know what that means. Best get the music news in now before–well, you know…

  1. Here are my five buzz band picks for Canadian Music Week.
  2. The North Carolina concert industry is taking a shit kicking from the boycotts over the HB2 legislation.
  3. The 12th annual Toronto Independent Music Awards are now taking applications.
  4. The Nyckelharpa: One of the weirdest musical instruments you will ever see.
  5. Top 10 Music Video Babes.” If that’s your thing.
  6. GREAT trivia question! What world record held by Led Zeppelin was broken by Kobe Bryant?
  7. Well, this isn’t going to help Led Zeppelin’s chances in their “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism trial.
  8. Miss the lite rock of the middle 70s? Have I got a cruise for you!
  9. Yes, some concerts are so expensive that you can buy tickets on an installment plan.
  10. The guitar Kurt Cobain used during his last-ever concert is going up for auction.
  11. Here’s why music education is so bloody important.
  12. All Tomorrow’s Parties, the famous music festival, seems to have run out of money.
  13. Tracy Morgan has followed Bryan Adams in cancelling a show in Mississippi over the state’s anti-LGBT laws.
  14. This should be required reading for all radio newsrooms. Hell, ALL newsrooms.

Alan Cross

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