Medical Mysteries of Music

Published on February 18th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, February 18, 2017

Still in Western Australia, drinking a local whiskey called Limeburners. Dangerous. And now, some music news…

  1. Former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr has died at 56 as the result of complications of MS.
  2. Coldplay’s Chris Martin came to the rescue of a charity event. What a nice boy.
  3. Pop stars are continuing to bet big on gigs in Vegas.
  4. Now that Prince is on Spotify, a lot of people are streaming his stuff–and some of what’s being streamed is a surprise.
  5. Maynard James Keenan has started on the vocals for the new Tool album. Ten years, nine months, 21 days since 10,000 Days
  6. New trend: Duets with starts from beyond the grave.
  7. Former major league pitcher and Cy Young winner Barry Zito is launching a career in music.
  8. The Grammy telecast has driven sales for Adele and Beyonce up more than 200%.
  9. America’s FCC has endorsed the use of the FM chip in mobile phones but has stopped short of ruling it has to be switched on.
  10. More cassette revival malarky. (Via Tom)
  11. During this summer’s total eclipse in the US, Ozzy says he’s going to bark at the moon.
  12. Michael Jackson’s tax trial continues. It’s weird.
  13. Apple has turned some tweets into commercials.
  14. Some fascinating reading on the neuroscience of music.



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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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2 Responses to Random Music News for Saturday, February 18, 2017

  1. Ian says:

    That whiskey is getting to your head Alan, Clive died 4 years ago 🙂

  2. Marty Murray says:

    I was just going to say, Clive died on March 12, 2013. I was lucky enough to see him play live.

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