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Published on March 8th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy International Women’s Day! Remember that as you peruse the music news for March 8, 2018

  1. There will be one final Cranberries album with Dolores O’Riordan.
  2. This kid was messing with his mom’s locked iPhone and managed to lock it down for 48 years.
  3. The latest jurisdiction to investigate concert ticket sales and scalping is British Columbia. (Via Alan)
  4. Weeks after that school shooting in Florida, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wind Symphony played at Carnegie Hall.
  5. The organizer of last year’s Fyre Festival debacle has pleaded guilty to misleading investors.
  6. Here are your winners of the Canadian Podcast Awards.
  7. St. Leonard of Montreal?
  8. Are you an artist who loves classic drum machine sounds? Then you might want to take a look at the new unit from Roland.
  9. The Flaming Lips are releasing a record filled with pink beer. You read that right.
  10. Rumour: Your next car may come with a free six-month subscription to Apple Music.
  11. Fred Durst, movie director. And he’s directing John Travolta, too.
  12. Pussy Riot is going on tour. Putin can’t be happy.
  13. Tommy Lee is having parenting problems.
  14. You’ve heard of pub crawls, right? How about a record store crawl?
  15. Interesting fact: Americans listen to 200 billion minutes of audio every week.



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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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