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Published on February 15th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Me and The Wife just saw Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in Arrival.  It took us a while to figure out the plot. And now, the music news.

  1. Boy George came in second on Celebrity Apprentice.
  2. HMV price cuts are now as high as 40% as we head toward the closing of all Canadian stores.
  3. The British indie band Viola Beach died a horrible death in a car accident last year. But they managed to accomplish a lot in that year.
  4. Katy Perry and “purposeful pop.” That’s what they’re calling it now.
  5. How to swindle $50,000 of Super Bowl tickets by using Ed Sheeran’s name.
  6. Here’s an interesting music start-up created by a musician who knows how tough it is to start. (Via Tom)
  7. Autoplay for audio on Facebook? Noooooooooooo!
  8. Someone broke into Alanis Morissette’s LA home and made off with $2 million in jewelry.
  9. Ever hear of Anghami? It’s the “Spotify of the Middle East” and has 30 million users.
  10. If you’re interested in novels set back in the days of the UK punk explosion, try This Is Memorial Device.
  11. Prince Charles accidentally photobombed Kasabian’s guitarist.
  12. More iPhone 8 rumours about the death of the home button.
  13. Why “it’s important to not be like Bono.”

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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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