Random Music News for Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy second birthday, faithful bull terrier number two. There’s a special biscuit waiting for you at dinner. And now, music news.

  1. Mariah Carey has been “strongly warned” against performing in Brussels.
  2. Adele paid tribute to the victims of the Brussels bombing at a show in London.
  3. The Girl with the Most Cake, Courtney Love’s official biography, is going to come out after all.
  4. Speaking of whom, here’s a Courtney Love beauty sleep tip.
  5. This app lets you scan your CDs in your Spotify library.
  6. And this app will tell you the key and BPM of any song in the Discogs database.
  7. And this new YouTube ripper is going to drive the music industry insane.
  8. The Go-Gos announce their farewell tour. Yes, they were still around.
  9. This documentary on Lee “Scratch” Perry looks very interesting. (Via Fouad)
  10. Further to the music industry sales slump: The number one album in Canada last week, Killswitch Engage’s Incarnate, sold just 4,200 copies.
  11. Wait: Is drummer Steve Adler about to be welcomed back into Guns ‘N Roses?
  12. A documentary on the late Keith Emerson is being crowdfunded. Details here.
  13. Would you get a Donald Trump tattoo in exchange for a year’s worth of concert tickets? This dude did.
  14. It’s time to get famous people to speak at university commencements. Here’s who’s speaking where.
  15. The building where the Sex Pistols used to hang out has been given official historic designation. Forty years ago, no one would have ever guessed this could happen.
  16. Justin Bieber: Not making any friends again.
  17. The response of this Ukranian pilot to being sentenced to 22 years jail for murder? Singing.

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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