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Published on May 16th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, May 16, 2015

Camping on the May long weekend? No thanks.

  1. Great news! Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has been ruled cancer-free.
  2. Robin Thicke is mortified by what his father Alan had to say about sex. Yeah, none of us needed to hear this stuff. (Via Tom)
  3. Why would you pay $1,200 USD for one of these new Walkmans? (Tom again)
  4. It’s not exactly weaponizing Guitar Hero, but it’s sort of close. There’s also that bit about how the underlying technology could lead to better x-rays. (Um, Tom?)
  5. Not exactly music-related, but here’s how to enable the Vulcan salute emoji in iOS and OS X.
  6. Feel like listening to the Lamb of God album? It’s streaming here.
  7. Here’s more on the extension of copyright of music in Canada. It’s coming. (Via Jeff)
  8. Billboard has a nice feature on Florence Welch and Florence + the Machine.
  9. Here’s a short timesuck: how many of these 80s bands can you name?
  10. Off to the Cannes Film Festival? Then hang out in Bono’s favourite bar.
  11. Why is Lars Ulrich wearing a g-string/thong? (Still more 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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