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Published on April 17th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, April 17, 2015

Back on this date in 1986, a war between the Netherlands and the Scilly Isles ended after 335 years. No, that’s not a typo. I had no idea, either.

  1. So the Foo Fighters are playing a special Record Store Day concert in Ohio. Dave Grohl is this year’s RSD Ambassador, of course.
  2. An ABBA-themed restaurant? Yep. [Insert your own jokes about what they may serve.]
  3. Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” set a one-day streaming record on Spotify.
  4. Want to read one of the craziest music blogs out there?  Try all the compulsive lying on MichaelHutchenceAndMe.com. Once you’re done, sift through this analysis. It is…weird. (Via Blaine)
  5. New information say that one-fifth of people online are pirating…something.
  6. Kayne West has written something about Tesla founder, Elon Musk.
  7. Hannibal Lector wrote a nice waltz.
  8. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson (a big car fanatic) thinks the BBC made a big mistake by firing Jeremy Clarkson.
  9. What do you think of this list of indie rock love songs?
  10. Suge Knight is going to stand trial for murder and attempted murder.
  11. The O2 Arena in London is officially the world’s busiest venue.

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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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