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Published on March 8th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy International Women’s Day! Now let’s just dive right into the day’s music news

  1. Irish bus drivers are threatening to go on strike unless they get to listen to the radio while they drive.
  2. Oh, great. Your favourite song may be bad for your health.
  3. Roger Waters is going to work with Opéra de Montreal on turning Pink Floyd’s The Wall into an opera. After all, The Wall did grow from a 1977 event at Olympic Stadium…
  4. Samsung looks like it’s going to shutter its streaming service, Milk Music. What does that mean for the rumours surrounding the purchase of Tidal?
  5. Iron Maiden’s Rob Dickinson talks more about his investment in the world’s largest aircraft.
  6. The new Blink-182 album is apparently finished. (Via Larry)
  7. Check out this woman signing for deaf people at a Slayer concert. (Via Tom)
  8. Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He’s 79.
  9. Here’s a nice David Bowie tribute by Sinead O’Connor.
  10. Google receives two million takedown notices a day. Wow.
  11. So what does Pandora have planned for the future? What do they mean by “beyond radio?”
  12. These celebrities are making big coin off the budding legal weed industry.
  13. This next Metric tour is going to be their biggest yet.
  14. Ticketmaster locations will soon start popping up in Canadian HMV stores.
  15. Adele surprised a couple of fans by letting them sing on stage.



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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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