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Published on April 13th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, April 13, 2017

The words “Houston, we have a problem” were uttered on this day in 1970. Now, the music news for April 12.

  1. How badly does a movie have to bomb before the musicians involved don’t get paid? This bad.
  2. This 50th-anniversary reissue of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper sounds fantastic.
  3. A live album is coming from the Dead Weather.
  4. What if a rave broke out on your morning commute? It happened in London.
  5. Trip-hop in the occupied areas of Pakistan.
  6. The man who “interviewed the wind.”
  7. This 82-year-old dumpling maker decided that she’d rather be a club DJ.
  8. Alt-J has launched a new app to go with their upcoming album, Relaxer.
  9. Why you shouldn’t wear headphones while at the gym–and this is advice that comes from a trainer.
  10. I wonder if there’s a connection between music and the amount of cocaine found the wastewater of these cities.
  11. Montreal is going to get a downtown mural that pays tribute to Leonard Cohen.
  12. Here’s a great where-are-they-now story: Jas Mann of Babylon Zoo is now doing what?
  13. Toshiba, the electronics company, is in serious financial trouble, mainly because of its nuclear power investments.
  14. Scroll to the end of this trailer for an interesting Depeche Mode/Kanye mashup. Full version here. (Via Andrew)
  15. Noise really, really bothers killer whales.
  16. This playlist is the best for your workout–according to science, anyway.



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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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