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Published on April 28th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, April 28, 2017

Fifty years ago today, Muhammed Ali refused induction into the US Army. He was stripped of his championship and his boxing license during the prime of his career. And now, the music news for April 28.

  1. Good trivia question: Can you name the four acts who had Top 40 hits in the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s? The answer here.
  2. Well, that’s one way to ask for someone to turn a lost iPod…
  3. Peter Murphy is suffering from some serious vocal cord issues.
  4. I’d give this Oxford Street busker a quid or two, just for his sheer confidence.
  5. World leaders re-imagined as hipsters.
  6. Fact-checking the script for the proposed Madonna biopic.
  7. The time is ripe for the return of cultural tricksters, The KLF.
  8. A new film alleges that Whitney Houston was bisexual.
  9. This 92-year-old says going to raves keeps him young.
  10. What does Apple have planned for iTunes in the future? Is this more evidence that it will eventually disappear?
  11. Meanwhile, Facebook is getting into the business of selling tickets.
  12. Goth ice cream? Looks delicious.
  13. Yes, there will be a Gorillaz TV series.
  14. Great story on how the Beatles helped “Twist and Shout” conquer the world.
  15. Recommended reading: The first book dedicated totally to Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. (Via Michael)



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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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