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Published on April 10th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, April 10, 2017

Forty-seven years ago today, Paul McCartney announced he was leaving The Beatles. And now, the music news…

  1. A Spotify executive was killed in that terrorist attack in Sweden last week.
  2. Chuck Berry got a big send-off funeral over the weekend.
  3. The son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo will play bass for Korn on their upcoming tour. He’s 12.
  4. Kanye West has a new line of chains. Just $17,000 USD, too.
  5. Adele’s 21 album has now been on the Billboard 200 for more weeks than any other female artist in history.
  6. Paul Simon is having problems with his house. First of all, it’s in danger of falling over a cliff.
  7. Jay Z has taken all his music off Spotify.
  8. Will Ed Sheeran survive his cameo on Game of Thrones? He thinks so.
  9. A Perfect Circle introduced a new song at a gig in Las Vegas over the weekend.
  10. 2 Chainz asked to watch butt lift surgery in Brazil–and they let him in.
  11. In case you missed it, Geddy Lee played bass with Yes as part of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  12. A good read: The story of South Park.
  13. The trials of people a punk band when you’re a thirty-something.
  14. This Indian news anchor read a story about a car crash while slowly realizing her husband was involved.
  15. This font seems to a favourite of some musicians these days.
  16. Damon Albarn says that the new Gorillaz album was inspired by Trump’s election.



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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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