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Published on March 10th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, March 10, 2017

Seventeen years ago, the NASDAQ peaked. After that, it was the end of the original dot-com bubble. And now, music news.

  1. Black Sabbath made their retirement official on their Facebook page. It really looks like an obituary, doesn’t it?
  2. Could Tom DeLonge be on his way back to blink-182?
  3. And could Ace Frehley be headed back to KISS?
  4. Remembering the night Biggie was murdered in LA.
  5. I feel silly admitting this, but I didn’t know Jay Weinberg, drummer for Slipknot, is the son of Max Weinberg, drummer for Bruce Springsteen.
  6. And here’s another interesting relationship: Peter Mensch, co-founder of the powerful management company Q Prime (Metallica, AC/DC, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Page, etc.) is married to Louise Mensch, the conspiracy queen founder of Heat Street, a website that believes a lot of what Donald Trump says.
  7. This is sick: a man has been charged with child sex offenses after impersonating Justin Bieber.
  8. Name That Tune could become a Broadway musical.
  9. Elmo really loves Adele.
  10. Is Spotify planning to launch a Shazam competitor?
  11. Meanwhile, Apple’s Siri has learned to speak Shanghaiese.



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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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