Random Music News for Wednesday, March 9, 2017

A lot of the snow has melted in the back yard, exposing the ugly reality of having two English bull terriers over the course of a winter. And with that mental image in mind, here’s the music news.

  1. The Eagles’ Randy Meisner is on a psych hold following the accidental shooting death of his wife on Sunday.
  2. Look! Cutesy Taylor Swift photos from her MySpace era!
  3. If you’ve ever wondered if birds complete each other’s sentences
  4. Yeah, I don’t think they’re going to play Fetty Wap at Nancy Reagan’s funeral.
  5. Nice to see festival announcements for the summer. Harvest Lake near Hamilton is a go.
  6. Now Rhapsody has been hit with a you-didn’t-pay-royalties lawsuit.
  7. Wait: Barack Obama is skipping Nancy Reagan’s funeral to go to SXSW?
  8. Here’s another musical shot at Donald Trump.
  9. Old floppy drives seem to be the future of retro music. Here’s what I mean.
  10. Want to buy Frank Zappa’s house? It’s yours for $9 million USD.
  11. Here are some super-cool and creative uses for vinyl. (Via Bobby)
  12. Prince and the Internet: they just don’t get along.
  13. Will The Weeknd serenade Justin Trudeau when he visits Washington?
  14. Glen Campbell is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s.

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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