2013 Feb 12 Rock Off: Visiting Musicians To Need College Degrees?
It's good news for fans of the Chemical Brothers and Alt-J but bad news for fans of pretty much every other musician ever. According to an article in the Guardian, Chinese authorities have considered a ban on all foreign musicians who do not hold a university degree.
The debate followed the recent dedication of one portly English pop star's Beijing concert to a similarly-proportioned local artist. The Rocket Man is no rocket scientist, so he would not have made the college-educated cut. The proposed policy would also put paid to Icelandic singers who mention a particular place that, erm, sounds very similar to the reason most people visit Macau.
Anyway, the good news is that we can expect to see much smarter visiting acts from now on. Which baccalaureate-holding musical acts would you want to see perform in China? Let us know in the comments below. We're off to find out if The Three Degrees qualify.