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Random Music News for Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It was on this day in 1986 that things went very, very wrong at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. And now, the music news for April 26.

  1. Chris Cornell has this update on the Soundgarden album.
  2. There will be an unauthorized Madonna biopic. The script has landed at Universal. (PS: She’s not happy about it.)
  3. Now that Incubus has a new album (8) out, they’re taking the opportunity to apologize for nü-metal.
  4. Wired has this list of people who are creating the future.
  5. Music revenues continue to grow, but…
  6. Cool tech: If we could get everyone’s cell phones to listen for mosquitos, we could hunt them down and kill them.
  7. Fun tech: Vintage tech ads from the 80s.
  8. “Relax,” says Gregg Allman, “I’m fine.
  9. Hey, 80s kids! Here are some where-are-they-now stories.
  10. Hey, 90s kids! Interested in a cruise with Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc and Naughty By Nature?
  11. Things are better in the music industry. Universal Music Group says it’s worth $22B USD, triple from 2013.
  12. Here’s how weird the singles charts can be in the era of streaming: all 14 songs from Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN album are in the Hot 100 in the US.

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