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Published on March 1st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, March 1, 2018

Yes, March can get all lion-like at the beginning, but it’s only three weeks until the first day of spring. Hang in there. Distract yourself with some music news for March 1, 2018.

  1. I don’t understand high finance, Spotify lost $1.4 BILLION last year, but is now going public. And people will line up to buy shares.
  2. Phil Collins made it to a gig after being detained in Brazil. But his health is such that he had to perform from a chair.
  3. If you ever find yourself on the moon, there will be cell service. Sort of.
  4. Ring, a tech rejected by Shark Tank, was just bought by Amazon for $1 billion.
  5. Weezer has started work on a new album. Will this be their “black” album?
  6. Led Zeppelin has a special 7-inch single planned for Record Store Day. That’s interesting because back in the date, Led Zeppelin HATED releasing singles.
  7. Speaking of singles, Secret 7-Inch returns this summer.
  8. Turns out that Fiddy was lying when he said he was a bitcoin millionaire.
  9. Every year at the Junos, they have a celebrity hockey game. This year’s lineup is now set.
  10. Here’s an excellent list of music industry groups and events for women by my friend Karen Bertelsen.
  11. Elton John’s mom snubbed her son in her will. Not that he really needs the money, of course.
  12. Keith Richards thinks Mick needs a vasectomy.
  13. The Spice Girls on the royal wedding? Maybe.
  14. Can we trust the taste and musical judgments of our heroes? Maybe, maybe not.
  15. What’s it like to be a sign language interpreter at a Snoop Dogg show?
  16. Here’s an interesting theory about the Dire Straits song “Walk of Life.” (Via Tom)

 




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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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