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Published on February 22nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Thursday, February 22, 2018

If Dolly the Cloned Sheep were still alive, she’d be 21 today. In music news for February 22, 2018…

  1. The Arkells tweeted once about the Olympics. Now they’re on their way to Seoul to help Team Canada.
  2. When a member of a K-Pop band committed suicide, the group continued to tour with an empty mic onstage.
  3. Is Toronto too tough on opening bands?
  4. Here’s why you should listen to music when you work out.
  5. The latest 80s band to reunite? Soft Cell.
  6. This game asks the question “How well can you spread fake news?”
  7. If you’re a fan of Pink Floyd, you probably should take a look at this new book.
  8. Billy Corgan has revealed eight song titles from the upcoming (almost) classic lineup reunion.
  9. How are listeners finding new independent music these days? Read this.
  10. People get more into radio in the summer months. (Tell me something I didn’t know…)
  11. How much do musicians make compared to people with regular jobs? Glad you asked
  12. The 25 best apps for consuming and creating tunes.
  13. Are you in university? How many CDs are there in your dorm? Yeah, I thought so.
  14. The state of Tennessee has taken some positive steps on #MeToo issues that will protect musicians.
  15. An ode to the Discman (and other portable CD players.)
  16. The latest rock star to be booked at SXSW is…Bernie Sanders?

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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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