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Published on April 12th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Playoffs! Baseball! Yay! And now, the music news for April 12.

  1. HMV will be done completely by Saturday night. Can Sunrise Records take its place as Canada’s national music chain? I hope so.
  2. Prepare for the resurrection of Creed’s Scott Stapp.
  3. Ed Sheeran paid $20 million USD to make a nasty songwriting situation go away.
  4. Who wants to look at Jared Kushner’s Last.FM account?
  5. Need to lose weight? Iggy Azalea recommends twerking.
  6. A British DJ went to Mount Everest to spin at “the highest party on earth.”
  7. Tool has announced an epic one-day concert that also features The Melvins and Primus.
  8. Wattie Buchan of The Exploited has been hospitalized with a serious heart condition.
  9. The state of Georgia is spending $500,000 on a bronze statue of Tupac.
  10. Are you a Gorillaz fan? Get the app so you can hear the new album first.
  11. U2 appears on a song called “XXX” on the upcoming Lamar Kendrick album, Damn.
  12. Members of Prince’s Revolution will speak at an event commemorating the anniversary of his death.
  13. Alanis Morissette’s former business manager stole from her and other clients. Now he’d like everyone to know he’s very, very sorry.
  14. Are you a musician? Here’s a way to get more $$$ (well, potentially) out of your lyrics.
  15. A new species of shrimp has been named after Pink Floyd. (Via Tom)
  16. Statues of famous musicians around the world.



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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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