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Published on April 28th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, April 28, 2018

Has anyone seen the new Stormy Daniels video? I mean, this is political research, right? See the NSFW trailer here. Hey, it’s news, isn’t it? Once you’re done, you can review the music news for April 28, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. This year’s Record Store Day was the best ever.
  3. Vicky Cornell has launched the Addiction Resouce Centre for Chris to help people and families struggling with addiction.
  4. Things have taken a toll on the marriage of Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds.
  5. How iTunes murdered the mixtape.
  6. A New Order/The Verve/Devo supergroup? Yep. (Via Larry)
  7. I really gotta get me this uber-cool Beatles poster. When you see it, you’ll understand. (Via Tom)
  8. Guy Garvey, the singer for Elbow, is going to teach a songwriting course at Manchester Metropolitan University.
  9. Scientists are live streaming audio from 4,000 feet below the surface of the ocean. Listen!
  10. Spotify is testing a filter that blocks swearing in songs.
  11. Going to a festival this summer? Here’s a site that offers safety tips.
  12. Thinking of peddling your song for a synch deal? Good idea because this study says that music is more important than visuals when it comes to marketing.
  13. iTunes is finally available in the Microsoft Store.
  14. Toronto bars are pushing to have last call pushed back to 4 am this summer.
  15. Why are shipments of Chinese smartphones slipping so much?
  16. Frances Bean Cobain is not happy with the Stella McCartney store in Manhattan.
  17. This coder killed himself after apparently acquiring tinnitus from listening to too much loud music on his headphones while working.
  18. Still miss disco? Check out this story.
  19. Kate Bush wrote a tribute to Emily Brontë for a monument in Yorkshire, closing the loop on the whole “Wuthering Heights” thing.

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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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