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Published on May 12th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, May 12, 2016

If it’s Thursday, this must be Calgary. Vancouver tomorrow. And now, in music news…

  1. Lemons are popping up all over Manchester. Here’s a map of all of them. Could this foreshadow the release of the third Stone Roses album? (Via Michael)
  2. Despite the seemingly high prices–up to $1,599 USD a ticket–Desert Trip (with the Stones, McCartney, The Who et al) sold out both weekends in three days. The box office gross will be greater than $150 million, the biggest ever for a single show.
  3. Prince hated the Kardashians, too.
  4. These new earphones look like they might have promise.
  5. And these transparent speakers look really cool.
  6. The spirit of K-Tel Records lives on thanks to the Internet. Here’s how.
  7. Def Leppard to meet the Deaf Leopard in Arkansas. This will explain that previous sentence. (Via Tom)
  8. Ozzy has moved back in, but Sharon has moved out. And Ozzy claims he hasn’t relapsed.
  9. You’ve never, ever seen someone play the drums like this. It looks fake, but… (Tom again.)
  10. Revenue from iTunes is crashing for Universal Music. Who else?
  11. Crüe in the theatres.
  12. Here’s a new streaming service: all comedy.
  13. Claim: Beyonce’s “foot water” has healing properties. It’s a miracle!
  14. Rob Zombie has come to the defence of BABYMETAL. Yay, Rob!
  15. People really want to help this operatic bull. (Still more 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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