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Published on March 1st, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring! It’s just three weeks away! Don’t you feel better? And now the music news.

  1. Lady Gaga will replace Beyonce at Coachella.
  2. Live Nation now manages more than 500 artists around the world.
  3. Detroit seems to be returning to its vinyl roots.
  4. Want to learn to play the guitar in 60 seconds? Try this.
  5. Is radio dead? Frank Ocean and Jay Z think so. Listen.
  6. Paul Allen–the music-lovin’ co-founder of Microsoft–is bankrolling a new music festival in Seattle. Here’s the initial lineup.
  7. Bulgarian radio hasn’t been able to play modern music for the last two months. The crisis is now over.
  8. This rapper is on tour with Drake even though he’s facing some pretty serious criminal charges.
  9. SoundCloud has launched a new $5/month subscription service. (Via Larry)
  10. This is the only existing footage of Jimi Hendrix playing an acoustic guitar.
  11. A top DJ has ended his life at a Swiss suicide clinic.
  12. This eight-year-old dancing goalie really has it going on.
  13. Liam Gallagher has gone to war with a pub over…track pants.
  14. The pastor who preached at Donald Trump’s inauguration threatened Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick with a “death sentence” for her stand on LGBTQ issues. Nice.



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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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