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Published on March 17th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day. You know what to do. Now, music news from around the world for March 17, 2018.

  1. Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, here are the songs you’re most likely to hear at some point today. Hey, there’s data to back it up!
  2. Here are my weekly music picks for Global News.
  3. Neil Young wonders why that woman from the NRA who hates him so much “doesn’t just shoot” him.
  4. Nirvana Returns (not exactly as illustrated.)
  5. Inmates at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener have released a 10-song album. Listen here.
  6. Did you grow up watching Transformers in the 80s? A soundtrack for the series has finally been released. (Via Tom)
  7. And in case you missed the story of the $300 million lawsuit against Miley Cyrus… (Tom again)
  8. So how do we feel about this list of the 50 best punk albums of all time? (Still Tom…)
  9. Radio: still doing well in the digital era.
  10. Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction, co-founder of Lollapalooza) has a new $100 million VR venture in Las Vegas.
  11. Contextual playlists: the idea of playlists focused on events and activities. It’s a growing thing.
  12. Fun: a list of songs you know but can’t name. Or can you?
  13. Good timesuck: Louder.me is a game based on your musical journey.
  14. So how is Bruce Springsteen doing on Broadway five months into his run? Let’s find out.
  15. Yes, music can make exercise better.
  16. SXSW had a panel discussion about sexual misconduct in the music industry.

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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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