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Published on April 26th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, April 26, 2018

Today is Melania Trump’s birthday. I wonder what she really wants? Meanwhile, in music news for April 26, 2018…

  1. For some reason, Panic! At the Disco has been sending fans potatoes.
  2. The Arctic Monkeys usually release music from a new album ahead of time. Not for this next album.
  3. Moby is selling off some of his gear for charity. Interested? Go here.
  4. Kanye: The Corporation.
  5. Prince Harry and Megahan have announced the musicians for their wedding.
  6. #DeleteFacebook? Didn’t seem to affect Q1 earnings.
  7. Fascinating: the language we speak can change our perception of colours.
  8. Was Prince suffering from depression in his last days? That’s what his girlfriend says.
  9. Another possible Spotify feature: an “explicit filter” for families.
  10. YouTube is going to produce a documentary on disgraced boy band svengali Lou Pearlman. This will be interesting.
  11. Did Mark Zuckerberg tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when he testified before Congress? Maybe, maybe not.
  12. And what is going on with YouTube? This isn’t good.
  13. Satan has moved beyond rock. The Dark One has infiltrated hip-hop.
  14. Meanwhile, the rock is dead/long live rock debate continues for the 40th year in a row.
  15. Indie bands are getting on the vinyl revival thanks to some new boutique pressing plants.
  16. Fraud detection software is coming to the music industry. This could change a lot.
  17. Sky-TV has ordered a documentary on Blondie drummer, Clem Burke.
  18. What’s the future of concerts? Could it be cutting-edge forms of multimedia? Maybe.
  19. How did K-pop get turned into a propaganda tool? Like this.
  20. The Charity Single Era: a good idea at the time, cringe-worthy when we look back.

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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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