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Published on April 3rd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, April 3, 2017

Happy 7th birthday, iPad! And now, the music news…

  1. Over the weekend, Bob Dylan finally picked up his Nobel Prize, five months after the fact.
  2. First Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow got divorced. Now she wants him to walk her down the aisle when she remarries consciously recouples.
  3. Beyonce is spending $500K USD on a nursery for the twins she’s expecting.
  4. Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of electronic music company Roland, has died at age 87.
  5. I wonder if this happens to us here in Canada when we download music and movies to our mobiles.
  6. Smiths fans! Take this quiz. (Via Andrew)
  7. Insane Clown Posse has been accused of plagiarizing Chicken Soup for the Soul. Wait–what?
  8. Should Jack Black really be doing an a capella version of Prince’s “When Doves Cry?”
  9. Interesting: Invisible band members from big bands.
  10. U2 played a private gig in Oxfordshire Saturday night. Little is known about the event, but people are on it. (Via Larry)
  11. Vancouver will host the 2018 Juno Awards at the Rogers Arena.
  12. Podcasting is working and earning hundreds of millions of dollars.
  13. Is Apple’s Beats 1 really “the biggest radio station in the world?”
  14. There will be a special fundraiser show for Hugh’s Room on April 29 with the goal of putting the Toronto venue on the road to financial stability.



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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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