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Published on March 6th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, March 6, 2015

Here’s a tip: if you have a garburator in your sink, don’t flush down egg shelves. I learned the hard way that calcium carbonate + water + time = sedimentary limestone. Trust me on this. It cost me $275 to find out.

  1. Interesting thought: has EDM reached its peak?
  2. Buddy Holly died in a plane crash in 1957. Is the National Transportation Safety Board about to re-open the case?
  3. These musicians from Mali are fighting Islamists with music.
  4. New StubHub app now integrates with Spotify to help make personalized concert recommendations.
  5. Rock Band 4 will officially be out this year. (Via Brent)
  6. Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen is selling off his entire guitar collection.
  7. People are wondering about the future of The Future of Music Coalition.
  8. Here’s an update on Bruce Dickinson’s cancer.
  9. There’s a granola maker with a product called “Haulin’ Oates.” Guess which 70s/80s duo is suing them? (Hint: Say “Haulin’ Oates” out loud.)
  10. Damn. This Viking metal band really should have gone to Eurovision.
  11. McDonald’s should know better than to ask a poor indie band to play for free.
  12. What’s this Apple/HBO deal all about?
  13. This new wireless radio technology could change everything from guitars to cell phones and beyond.
  14. WARNING: DANGEROUSLY CUTE KIDS MIMING PLAYING IN A BAND.

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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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