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Published on March 29th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, March 29, 2018

On this day in 1999, the Dow hit 10,000 for the first time. Damn, I wish I’d invested in something back then. And now, some music news for March 29, 2018.

  1. You might want to download your Facebook data to see what the company knows about you. Here’s how to do that. You may end up being rather terrified.
  2. Looking to really, really, really delete yourself from Facebook? It’s complicated.
  3. No wonder Facebook is delaying the release of their smart speaker. People think it might end up listening to us and gathering even more data.
  4. And yes, our smart speakers do listen to us.
  5. The bankruptcy of iHeart Radio in the US is NOT the end of radio. The company made some super-stupid real estate deals and now it’s paying for it.
  6. Why is dating a musician so hard? Read this.
  7. This is cool: a gig in an abandoned Toronto subway station.
  8. Here are ten really bad instances of product placements in music videos.
  9. This is another explanation about how music and mathematics are inextricably intertwined. (Via Larry)
  10. And now, an Iron Maiden pinball machine. Want.
  11. #WhoBitBeyonce is a real thing. And a big mystery.
  12. And why do so many weird things swirl about Beyonce? Let’s dig into that.
  13. Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones has been declared cancer-free.
  14. Jack? Is that you?
  15. Need a really portable recording studio? Take a look at this.
  16. And here’s still more on the Queen biopic. It hasn’t been easy.



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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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