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Published on March 7th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, March 7, 2017

English bull terrier number one is snoring louder than ever. I may have to get her a CPAP machine. And now, the music news.

  1. Has the Glastonbury lineup been leaked? Wait–Diana Ross?
  2. Meanwhile, Gorillaz are planning their own music festival.
  3. A Montreal opera company is going to take on Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
  4. This is an interesting audio performance: Meeting the people behind the counter at Honest Ed’s.
  5. Looking for some wireless sports earbuds? Try these.
  6. Ed Sheeran has put his entire new album on YouTube. Interesting strategy.
  7. A song by Sean Lennon and Carrie Fisher? Yep.
  8. Canadian album sales are down 14.2% so far this year, led lower by a 28.6% drop in digital albums. Vinyl is up a modest 10% over this time last year.
  9. On-demand audio streams are 100.7% ahead of where we were a year ago.
  10. Radiohead fans should check out this special 16-minute megamix.
  11. No, The Fall’s Mark E. Smith is NOT dead. The BBC apologizes for any inconvenience.
  12. A newly-discovered fungus gnat has been named after a death metal musician.



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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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