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Published on May 4th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy Star Wars Day. As a Star Trek fan, I’m sitting this one out. As usual.

  1. Here’s a list of celebrities who share a birthday with the new royal baby.
  2. Talk about a record collection: this guy has every UK chart record dating back to 1952. And it’s all for sale.
  3. The new book from Stones’ guitarist Ronnie Wood sounds like a scream. Orgies? Drugs? Theft? Gotta read it.
  4. Going to the Morrissey gig at Madison Square Garden at the end of next month? BYOM.
  5. There’s more to the story of BB King being in hospice care. There are stories that he was abused and robbed by his manager.
  6. Tomorrow has been declared National Concert Day in the US. By who? Live Nation.
  7. Someone just got picked as one of Taylor Swift’s dancers. Here’s the reaction. (Video)
  8. The man who discovered Indian music. As in India.
  9. If you were delayed heading in or out of Japan, blame Taylor Swift.
  10. The first people who got to hear the new Britney Spears duet with Iggy Azalea were Uber riders.
  11. Vinyl and turntables are still super, super hot.
  12. Roger Waters is an angry, angry man. He has some choice words for the music industry.
  13. The “Blurred Lines” trial, v2.o. Here we go again.
  14. The guy who created Google Maps now has a music startup.

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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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