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Published on May 3rd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The bull terriers found a nest of bunnies in the back yard. It wasn’t pretty, but they were really proud of themselves. And now, the music news…

  1. RIP Tupac’s mom.
  2. Pearl Jam and Beyonce have recorded a cover together. Expect their version of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” later this year. No, really.
  3. Drake has sold 822,000 copies of Views in the US through just three days. The Canadian number is 89,000. (Via BuzzAngle)
  4. If you’re into the listening/viewing habits of Millennials, you need to read this. And this, too.
  5. If you remember the El Mocambo, you’ll be pleased to know it will re-open in the fall.
  6. If you’re a Midnight Oil fan, you’ll find this Peter Garrett news interesting.
  7. Sales of Canadian vinyl are 42% ahead of last year.
  8. HUGE gap this week between the #1 album in the US (Beyonce’s Lemonade 485,000) and the #2 record (Traveler from Chris Stapleton, 25,000).
  9. Listening to podcasts is good for your brain.
  10. Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane is going to sing with the Boston Pops.
  11. Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd is in trouble. Again.
  12. Well, this was awkward: Mariah Carey’s gave a dude a lap dance. On stage.
  13. They found a Prince-Miles Davis collaboration in Prince’s vault. Wow.
  14. Little Richard, 83, is apparently seriously ill.
  15. Things are weird with Sinead O’Connor. Again.
  16. Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland, then and now.



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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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