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Published on April 13th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, April 13, 2019

It was on this day in 1970 that Apollo 13 mentioned to Houston that they had a problem. And it’s also Record Store Day. When it comes to music news for April 13, 2019, we have this:

  1. Speaking of shopping for records, John Lennon apparently loved to do just that.
  2. This man from Ottawa just donated his 12,000-piece vinyl collection to a library. (Via Tom)
  3. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  4. Morrissey has a new beef complaint with Canada.
  5. There was a memorial (21,000 people) and procession for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle. One person died and three were injured in a shooting along the route.
  6. Barack Obama had this tribute to Nipsey.
  7. And another thing: Tickets to the free memorial were being scalped for $400.
  8. Not music related, but topical: Some German students have created an algorithm that predicts who will die in Game of Thrones.
  9. If you’re going to sing for 106 hours to break some kind of world record, read the rules first. Just ask this guy.
  10. Generation Z–the generation behind Millennials–is about to redefine music. Here’s how.
  11. Now that a black metal musician has been arrested for burning three churches in Lousiana, CNN has this black metal explainer.
  12. Do NOT go for a beer with Fuzz Townshend of Pop Will Eat Itself.
  13. Apple Podcasts–as in the app–is getting a new look.
  14. Ever had one of these music experiences on an airplane?
  15. Yes, it would be good to see Izzy Stradlin back with Guns N’ Roses–and it might happen.
  16. More analysis of why Spotify is getting deeper into podcasts.
  17. Fifty years after Frank Sinatra recorded the Paul Anka-written “My Way” is as popular as ever. Why? Let’s take a look.
  18. Burton Cummings 1, noisy dance studio 0. (Via Tom)
  19. The vinyl version of Morbid Stuff, the new album of Canada’s PUP, is going crazy in Australia.



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About the Author

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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