Music Biz Headlines: April 11, 2017

News and features we discovered around the web we thought were pertinent, impertinent and/or generally worth sharing with our readers.



With her Leonard Cohen Juno tribute, Feist found a way to say goodbye: “It’s touchy, dangerous territory to go into the work of Leonard Cohen," the singer says – Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail


British 70s protest-music chronicle wins music book of the year: Walls Come Tumbling Down explores how revulsion at racist remarks by Eric Clapton helped spark a protest movement led by British musicians – The Guardian

Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla bring rock of ages to Bell Centre: Their weekend anthems betrayed some wrinkles Monday when they headlined a three-band throwback bill, but that didn’t obscure the delight Def Leppard took in striving for eternal youth –Jordan Livitz, Montreal Gazette

How Paul Tollett wrangles the biggest artists in the world into performing in the California desert: The mastermind behind Coachella not only husbanded the landscape; he has branded it -- John Seabrook, The New Yorker

Hey Hey, My My - Aging Rock Fans Still Hold Their Lighters High: Boomers are still boarding buses and trudging through muddy fields to see their favorite bands -- Tammy La Gorce, New York Times

I stole from Alanis Morissette and I'm sorry: Hollywood business manager Jonathan Schwartz pens a column of apology for his embezzlements – Hollywood Reporter






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