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Published on April 23rd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, April 23, 2018

The first-ever YouTube video, “Me at the Zoo,” was posted on this day in 2005. As for music news on April 23, 2018…

  1. A dude broke into Taylor Swift’s NYC home, took a shower, then a nap.
  2. The English Beat is going to release its first album of new material since 1982.
  3. And Tears for Fears is about to release their first album in 14 years.
  4. Daisy is a new Apple robot. It can take apart your iPhone in 18 seconds.
  5. Want to live to 106? Start by being a music lover.
  6. The UK is entertaining new legislation to outlaw (or at least cut down on) scalping of concert tickets.
  7. Good: Live Nation is looking to eliminate plastic straws at its venues.
  8. Lynyrd Skynyrd will play their last-ever show in the city where they started.
  9. Damn. Should’ve looked for this Star Trek soundtrack on Record Store Day.
  10. John Lennon’s self-portrait–the one depicting himself as Hitler–just sold for $54,000 USD.
  11. Note to Jack White: Don’t even THINK of skipping “Seven Nation Army” when you play live. (Via Moe)
  12. Here’s a good article on six music stars who also became producers.
  13. This might be one of the strangest music jobs in the world. Only in Japan… (Via Tom)
  14. What does a Coachella performer have to do to get attacked by 20 security guards?
  15. Paul Stanley of KISS is going to deliver a university commencement address.
  16. A British woman posted some Snoop Dogg lyrics online. She’s now been found guilty of racism.
  17. Eminem says he’s now officially been sober for 10 years.
  18. We need more female record producers like Sylvia Massy. See?



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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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