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Published on May 6th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, May 6, 2015

On this day in 1949, EDSAC, the first digital(ish) computer ran its first program.

  1. Duran Duran anti-wrinkle cream: just £4,000. Seriously.
  2. You may end up watching this nine second Nickelback parody over and over again. If you do, see a doctor. (Via Tom)
  3. Here’s an interesting project: Ninety-six drawings of David Bowie by comic book artists.
  4. Uh-oh. Is Apple having trouble getting the music deals it needs so it can launch its streaming music service?
  5. There’s a browser extension that will strip out any mention of the Kardashians. Is there one for Bieber? (Via Tom)
  6. This version of Extreme’s “More Than Words” is probably better than the original. (Via Tom again)
  7. Mick Jagger comes to Nepal’s aid. I guess.
  8. Kate Moss will be selling jam at Glastonbury.
  9. Win and Regine from Arcade Fire are opening a restaurant in Montreal called Agrikol.
  10. The Who will close Glastonbury this year.
  11. Prince is going to play a surprise concert in Baltimore on Sunday.  Oops. Did I spoil it?
  12. So why wasn’t present-day Dave Grohl interviewed for the Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck? Here’s the reason.
  13. Uh-oh.  Someone has taken up the Grooveshark cause. This won’t end well.
  14. Despite wanted to get someone murdered, Phil Rudd still wants to be in AC/DC. At least he admits his mistakes.
  15. Sam Smith can’t even speak because of his vocal cord hemmorrhage.

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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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