Random Music News for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Damn. I missed Einstein’s birthday yesterday. Go here to catch up. And now, the music news…

  1. Brian Johnson is not feeling very good about being sidelined from AC/DC due to his hearing issues. Do you blame him?
  2. When I was in a band, I wished my parents would come see us play. But then there’s this guy who took things waaaaaaayyyyy too far in the other direction. (Via Danny)
  3. Someone finally found John and Yoko’s stolen wedding photos from 1969.
  4. Elvis Presley may have been dead since 1977, but that’s not going to stop him from touring the UK for the first time.
  5. Stop it, Bieber. Just stop it. (Via Irish Alan)
  6. The car crash that killed all four members of the British indie band Viola Beach (and their manager) continues to be weird and mysterious. What really happened?
  7. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Kanye Twitty. Make this a Family Guy bit! (Via Tom)
  8. Podcasts: More popular than ever.
  9. What’s happening over at Sonos? Let’s ask the CEO.
  10. Uh-oh. Was there a leak revealing the entire lineup of the Guns ‘N Roses reunion?
  11. CBS, which has been in the radio business since the 1920s, is thinking about selling or spinning off their radio division. Uh-oh.
  12. If you’re an artist, here are nine things to look for when it comes to your streaming music statement.
  13. Apple Music is now streaming DJ mixes and mashups.
  14. Sir George Martin had a quiet private funeral.
  15. Knowing Sir George’s sense of humour, he would have loved this. (Via Tom)
  16. Prepare for the Whitney Houston doc on Showtime.
  17. Keith Emerson’s death has been officially ruled a suicide.

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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