Alan Cross: The vinyl resurrection is in trouble. Is it over for LPs? For Canadians, it might be – National

My regular record dealer was over at the house the other day looking to buy some vinyl I didn’t need anymore. “It’s over, man,”

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Alan Cross: New Go-Go’s doc shows why they should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – National

My earliest memories of The Go-Go’s involve hearing We Got the Beat on the daily ride to university. When it was my buddy Charlie’s

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Like the Spotify of their day: Why K-tel records still hold a place in Alan Cross’ heart – National

Anyone who grew up from the late ’60s through to the early ’80s will be familiar with K-tel Records, the Winnipeg-based label founded by

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COMMENTARY: A gentle and careful history of the F-bomb in music from Alan Cross – National

It was somewhere around 8:30 on the evening of Sept. 7, 1977, when my young ears first heard an F-bomb sung by a rock

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Woodstock 50 is a big ball of confusion: Alan Cross – National

Nothing about staging a Woodstock festival has ever been easy. The traffic jams, mud, trespassers and brown acid at the original in 1969. The

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10 musicians who didn’t become famous until after they died: Alan Cross – National

Overheard on British radio: a customer had this conversation with a shop assistant. “Do you have any crucifixes?” “Which kind? We have the plain

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Music streaming has become a monster — and there’s no going back: Alan Cross – National

I’ve been feeling a little bummed out lately and not just because it’s winter. We’ve been snowed under by bad news: COVID-19, railway blockades,

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Coronavirus evacuees raising money for Red Cross

Back on Canadian soil after being flown out of China’s Hubei province, some of the more than 400 evacuees waiting out their coronavirus quarantine in

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What’s going on behind the scenes at the Grammy Awards? Alan Cross explains – National

The scandal that’s tearing things apart in the back office of the Grammys might be a little inside baseball to non-industry folk, but trust

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Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: Boy George, Raconteurs close out 2018 – National

I was ready to close the books on new releases for 2018 — the next day of any significance isn’t until Jan. 11 —

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