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Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Yep, I have the post-Canadian Music Week cold. Anyone else? And now, music news for April 25.

  1. Record Store Day releases are already on eBay for inflated prices. What a surprise.
  2. Here comes the new Queens of the Stone Age album.
  3. People have it in their heads that Harry Styles is going to play a young Mick Jagger in a movie.
  4. Everybody can (and should) sing. Just don’t obsess over talent.
  5. Engineers made this robotic arm for a girl so she could again play the violin.
  6. It appears that Neil Young has killed the Pono.
  7. The next reunion on the horizon? Bananarama, apparently–even after a bad, bad breakup.
  8. And maybe No Doubt, too.
  9. Who else should get back together? Here are some suggestions.
  10. The music supervisor of the HBO series The Leftovers pulled off a miraculous bit of music licensing with Wu-Tang Clan.
  11. The UK election has interrupted that country’s look at how to curb concert ticket-buying bots.
  12. Here’s another story of a guy who had to sing whilst doctors performed brain surgery on his wide-open skull.
  13. Looking to getting into grand theft auto? These $11 radio gadgets will help.
  14. Anyone else having trouble getting work because of ear piercings like this guy?
  15. Is having Kenny G play live on your flight better or worse than being dragged off a United Airlines plane?
  16. Rod Stewart has seven full-size soccer pitches on his property.
  17. This rapper is using illegal cell phones to post music videos from inside prison.
  18. Finally, another collection of terrible album covers.



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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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