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Published on April 14th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, April 14, 2018

Go home, polar vortex. You’re drunk. That’s all I’ve got–other than these music news items for April 14, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for Global News.
  2. Art Bell, the former host of the late-night radio show Coast to Coast, has died at 72.
  3. The doc-style TV drama, Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… is set to tackle the death of Chris Cornell.
  4. You know Katy Perry’s plan to purchase that convent? Nuns are appealing all the way up to the pope to make her stop.
  5. This reminds me: It’s time to watch Scarface again.
  6. Good story: Five musical geniuses who overcame physical disabilities.
  7. A Mariah Carey memoir? That could be weird.
  8. Did you ever have a MySpace account? Your data is being sold, too.
  9. Rod Stewart paid tribute to the Humboldt Broncos at a show in Calgary this week. He’s a hockey dad, too.
  10. Maybe Apple’s HomePod speaker isn’t selling so well.
  11. Apple hates leakers. They had 12 employees arrested.
  12. If you listen to music on SoundCloud, you might like this new mini-player that allows you listen while you browse.
  13. Advertisers are going after podcasts. Here’s how the money is being spent.
  14. This is interesting. Fruit Punch Music is a streaming music service just for kids.
  15. An interesting auction: the doors to the rooms used by Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Leonard Cohen at the Chelsea Hotel in New York have been sold for big money.
  16. If you’re going to go on an international tour, make sure you have all the proper permits. Or else.
  17. Huey Lewis and the News has canceled all 2018 gigs because Huey can’t hear. (Via Tom)



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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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