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Published on April 5th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sixty years ago today, there was a big underwater boom in Canada. A BIG one. Let’s see what’s booming in music news for April 5, 2018.

  1. Time to start guessing about what Apple is going to call the next iPhone.
  2. And will it have a curved screen?
  3. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Alexa is coming to Fire tablets.
  4.  Back to Apple: Props to Vulfbeck for landing a cool synch deal.
  5. Timesuck quiz: Can you identify the guitars on these classic album covers.
  6. Radio is still doing fine, thank you.
  7. Which streaming music service pays artists the best? Nope. Not that one.
  8. The Beatles animated film, Yellow Submarine, is coming back to theatres for its 50th anniversary.
  9. Speaking of old stars, get ready for a lot more Elvis thanks to HBO.
  10. Whale jazz. Seriously.
  11. Aliens. Right. That’s the only explanation.
  12. It looks like Billie Joe Armstrong has a new band outside of Green Day.
  13. North Korea says its sorry over banning the press from a concert in Pyongyang. That’s rare.
  14. Mick Jagger may be 74, but he still likes to bust a move.
  15. When Sting acquires a New York apartment, he doesn’t mess around.
  16. Beware making music videos because as Bon Jovi says, a bad one can ruin a career.
  17. Reverend Adele? Yes.
  18. Let’s be honest: Facebook tricked us into giving it all our data. Here’s how it happened.
  19. Can you imagine U2 and Guns N’ Roses touring together? It almost happened. (Via Tom)
  20. This could be the first time an album makes it back onto the charts because of an Internet meme.



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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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