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Published on April 17th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, April 17, 2017

Yes, it’s Monday, but can you imagine how Sean Spicer feels when the alarm clock goes off? And now, the music news for April 17.

  1. Radiohead didn’t have a good time at Coachella. They blamed aliens.
  2. The White House is holding a Beyonce-free Easter egg roll.
  3. How’s this for a group vacation: Springsteen, the Obamas, Tom Hanks, Oprah… Here’s more.
  4. This is International Guitar Month. Here is some suggested listening.
  5. Interesting: Taking a look back at the earliest stars of MTV.
  6. And there are still more troubles for Prince’s estate. Get a will, people.
  7. Meanwhile, here’s what it’s like to tour Paisley Park. Then there’s this, too. And this, too.
  8. “Top 10 famous people whose names are sentences.” Just in case you needed to know…
  9. Is the UK now thinking of scrapping FM in favour of digital signals?
  10. So ballet is “immoral” in Iraq?
  11. The music industry is now fully at war with YouTube.
  12. Bruce Langhorne, the man who inspired Bob Dylan to write “Mr. Tambourine Man,” has died at 78.
  13. Guitarist Allan Holdsworth, an inspiration to people like Alex Lifeson and Eddie Van Halen, has died at 70.
  14. This hip hop producer does virtually everything on his phone.
  15. If Metallica ever needs a replacement for Lars, they should call this young woman.
  16. Megadeth has a new alien invasion video game that fans can play for prizes.
  17. Fifty years after it started the whole rock concert thing, Monterey Pop returns.
  18. Katy Perry, queen of the resistance. Wait–what?



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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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