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Published on April 21st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, April 20, 2018

Record Store Day! Yay! What else is making music news on April 21, 2018?

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for Global News.
  2. If you’re still on a high from 4/20, then you might want to take a look at this.
  3. Bono has been awarded the inaugural George W. Bush medal.
  4. Roberta Flack collapsed during a show last night and was taken to hospital.
  5. “Stop playing ‘Despacito’ on the subway. Or else!”
  6. Classical music is annoyed at Kendrick Lamar.
  7. Here’s another example of how far we’ve come when it comes to what’s acceptable in songs.
  8. Then again, there’s this: A Coachella attendee was sexually harassed 22 times in 10 hours. What’s wrong with people?
  9. Are you an artist looking to get your songs on more Spotify playlists? Read this.
  10. Here’s a 19-hour playlist of David Bowie’s music in chronological order.
  11. Or maybe you’re an Arcade Fire fan. Here’s a podcast dedicated to deconstructing every Arcade Fire song in alphabetical order.
  12. And speaking of Bowie, he’s taken over a NYC subway station.
  13. Will Smith met Michael Jackson. Once. Here’s what happened. (Via Tom)
  14. Albuquerque, New Mexico, is known as the setting of Breaking Bad. It’s also the city with a headbanging heavy metal mayor.
  15. 3D audio is a thing. It’s expected to grow a lot this year.
  16. There will be a benefit concert for the Humboldt Broncos next Friday.
  17. The Toronto chiropractor who tours with Radiohead (among others).
  18. Don’t do it, CBC! DON’T DESTROY THIS MUSIC!
  19. These are some of the weirdest musical things ever found in a thrift shop. Two words: Dragon Band. (Via Andrew)



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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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