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Published on April 6th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, April 6, 2017

Once more ’round the sun. And now music news.

  1. Paul O’Neill, leader and guitarist of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra has died at age 61.
  2. Prince’s wife says she never saw him use any kind of drugs.
  3. And now, subbing in for Neil Young, David Letterman. Wait–what?
  4. If you want to use Apple Music on Android, the app has been redesigned.
  5. Can’t make it to Coachella? You’ll be able to stream opening weekend.
  6. Israel’s election has been delayed because of a Britney Spears concert.
  7. Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo has always been fascinated with Japan. Now he’s going to release a Japanese-language album.
  8. Will Chance the Rapper end up as the mayor of Chicago? Stay with me on this.
  9. Barry Manilow has come out as gay to the shock of no one.
  10. Gorillaz has teamed up with Sonos (yes, the music hardware company) to do this.
  11. Jay Z’s latest thing is a Champagne that costs $850 USD a bottle.
  12. This new exhibition of the history of electronic musical instruments in Berlin looks fantastic.
  13. That’s one chatty parrot.
  14. Justin Bieber’s world tour is nearing $200 million USD in grosses.
  15. Great trivia question: Can you name the people who have been inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame more than once?
  16. So what’s next for Apple’s Beats 1? Quite a lot, apparently.



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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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