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Published on February 10th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, February 10, 2018

This is Cliff Burton Day! I hope you bought a card. In other music news for February 10…

  1. Here are my music recommendations for the week for Global News.
  2. More opioid-and-musicians talk as the family of a late 3 Doors Down guitarist speak.
  3. There’s new information in the disappearance of Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards 23 years ago. It’s interesting, but I’m not sure how this will help. I hope it does, but…
  4. Should you date someone who has different musical tastes than you? Well, it depends… (Via David)
  5. This is the kind of penthouse One Direction money can buy.
  6. Pearl Jam and Elvis Presley, together at last.
  7. “Pop stars are ruining our parks and wildlife.” What?
  8. The BBC has revived The Old Grey Whistle Test.
  9. “The most challenging orchestra concert of the century?” Really?
  10. Let’s back up a bit and talk about International Clash Day.
  11. On April 6, Sloan will release their twelfth album. Called 12, it will feature twelve songs. I see what you’ve done there.
  12. Tens of thousands of karaoke mics are being recalled because they could explode. (Via Tom)
  13. Can Apple AirPods blow up in your ears? This guy says it happened.
  14. RIP Craig MacGregor, bassist for Foghat.
  15. And RIP Pat Torpey of Mr. Big.



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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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