Random Music News for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The world was supposed to end on this day in 1844.  Something obviously went wrong.

  1. Are you a Beatle or a Stone? Here’s a new twist on that question.
  2. Songza has now been integrated into the Google Play Music app.
  3. Who’s going to fund Ozzy and Sharon’s retirement? Kelly says she will. (Via Tom)
  4. Here’s U2 appearing on British TV this week.
  5. 2Cellos covering Iron Maiden. (Via Tom)
  6. Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album is now certified 20x platinum in the US.
  7. Metallica is set to release a 10th anniversary edition of Some Kind of Monster because apparently the original wasn’t long or whiny enough.
  8. Are these the ugliest sounds ever made on a guitar?
  9. Remember Jeff Goldblum’s annoying laugh in Jurassic Park? Someone has transcribed it into music.
  10. A musical based on a fanzine? Yep.
  11. Watch a trailer for a new REM documentary.

Alan Cross

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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