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Published on March 15th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ides of March, etc. And now the music news.

  1. A local musician was shot during a robbery at SXSW. ‘Murcia!
  2. A new trial date has been set regarding the allegations of Michael Jackson and child molestation.
  3. Podcasting is big and getting bigger. Check out these listener stats from the US.
  4. I had no idea Johnny Cash played so many Canadian dates over his career. See? (Via Cameron)
  5. If you’re a U2 fan, you’ll want this 3oth anniversary edition of The Joshua Tree.
  6. Speaking of whom, former manager Paul McGuinness remembers how expensive it was to stage the 360 Tour.
  7. Vinyl was supposed to be good business for Canada Boy Vinyl. It turned out not to be.
  8. Paul McCartney plans to release a cassette for Record Store Day.
  9. Are you an artist planning to travel to the US to perform? How to avoid border hassles in the era of Trump.
  10. Here’s a way artists could see their US incomes bump up.
  11. This is good: An oral history of thrash metal.
  12. A fully-function Apple 1 will go up for auction in a few days. It’s gonna be expensive.
  13. Here’s an interesting interview with the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde. She’s lonely.
  14. The Who is going to perform a residency at Caesar’s in Las Vegas this summer.
  15. This new artist has generated $1 million in sync fees. Read all about this crazy world here.
  16. Google has been woven into this jacket. Wait–what? Details here and here.
  17. Nick Cave may be involved in some resurrecting of the dead in a Gladiator sequel.



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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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