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Published on March 27th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, March 27, 2017

Viagra was approved for use in the US on this day in 1998. And now, the music news.

  1. Damon Albarn and Noel Gallaghers besties now. BFFs forever, apparently.
  2. That laptop/electronics ban on flights to the UK and US from the Middle East and Africa? It was triggered by an iPad plot.
  3. Michael Stipe is looking a lot like David Letterman these days.
  4. Wait: John Legend had a suitcase worth $31,000?
  5. Kiwi weatherman drops the c-bomb in TV, blames Adele.
  6. This is actually a pretty nice way to safely store your headphones.
  7. Rock photographer Don Hunstein has died at the age of 88.
  8. Ed Sheeran declared 50,000 tickets for his tour null and void in an effort to screw scalpers.
  9. Like we needed another reason to hate Chris Brown…
  10. Why can’t the members of Jimi Hendrix’s family stop suing each other?
  11. Are you watching Big Little Lies? Have been paying attention to the music? You should. Here’s why.
  12. Interesting question: how long before we have same-sex pronouns in music?
  13. Here’s an appreciation of Boston’s debut album. The guy is bang-on, really.
  14. Drake’s More Life was streamed more than 600 million times in its first week. Yes, that’s a record and good for a #1 album.
  15. Are we heading for consolidation in the secondary ticket seller space?



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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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