Random Music News for Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Why is that line from Pink Floyd’s “Time” going through my head today? I need to distract myself with some music news.

  1. Amy Schumer takes on the hit musical Hamilton.
  2. Want to stave off any issues with cancer? Sing in a choir.
  3. Renovations continue on Toronto’s El Mocambo. Could it be open for a soft launch for Canadian Music Week early next month? Maybe.
  4. How close were Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to making cameos in The Jungle Book?
  5. The NRA, Nashville and country music. America and their guns…
  6. This one infographic details every single Apple product from the company’s 40 years.
  7. Wanna buy Glenn Frey’s house? He won’t be needing it anymore, of course…
  8. Hint: If you’re going to call feminism a “cancer,” be prepared for the consequences, right metal dude?
  9. Wait: Was Steve Adler supposed to play with GnR for a bit on Friday? What happened? Oh.
  10. Azealia Banks is being sued by Sarah Palin? Really?
  11. Speaking of lawsuits, Sony has filed a case against Rdio executives over the sale to Pandora. They’re crying “fraud!
  12. Taylor Swift is going to be given the Taylor Swift Award. Wait–what?
  13. How hard was it to get into the Guns ‘N Roses gig at the Troubadour last week. This hard.
  14. The refugee crisis is even affecting this year’s Eurovision contest.
  15. This is how you make a high-end piano.
  16. There are now at least 2,000 YouTube channels that have more than a million subscribers.

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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