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Published on May 10th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy birthday, Dad! Oh, and Bono, too. Here’s some music news for May 10.

  1. The Stone Temple Pilots have apparently picked their new singer. We just don’t know who it is yet.
  2. The Grammy Awards are definitely heading back to New York.
  3. An interesting scientific note about a Stradivarius violin.
  4. In case you’re wondering, the combined age of the Rolling Stones is now 293, but they keep on rollin’ with yet another tour.
  5. A “digital Geneva Convention?” Not a bad ide.
  6. Gordon Lightfoot’s biography will be published in September.
  7. It’s been 20 years since the long, dark night of nü-metal.
  8. This guy thought he had set a record for the longest-held note on a wind instrument at 46 minutes and 38 seconds, but
  9. Green Day’s Mike Dirnt is selling two West Coast homes. Wanna look?
  10. The new president-elect of France is also a pianist.
  11. Kanye has gone to the mountaintop? Apparently.
  12. The Chinese government says that the national anthem should be sung at this speed and this speed only.
  13. That solo album had better be really good, Liam Gallagher…
  14. Is Apple planning to include AirPods with the new iPhone 8?
  15. This Pink Floyd exhibit in London looks really, really cool. (Via Tom)
  16. Another company jumps into the concert ticket refund business.

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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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