Random Music News for September 5, 2014

The only week I hate more than the week after Labour Day is the week in January when we all go back to work after Christmas.

  1. Courtney Love STILL hopes that there will be a Hole reunion. Maybe next year.
  2. Ozzy has his own Halloween attraction this year.
  3. Singing apes are funny.
  4. Ringo Starr hates ISIS. As he should, of course.
  5. Now you can actually erase Justin Bieber!
  6. Stream the first new Tea Party album in ten years here.
  7. Universal has made good on its promise to put its entire catalogue online.
  8. A Canadian 80s alt band has decided to cover AC/DC.
  9. Spandau Ballet is back for a reunion worth $35 million.  Wait–what?
  10. The Deadmau5-Disney war is ON!
  11. Bruce Springsteen, TV actor.
  12. Has Sunrise Records changed ownership?
  13. Michael Hutchence’s death to be examined in new TV show.
  14. Man arrested for posting metal lyrics on Facebook–but the issue wasn’t copyright infringement. Instead, it was–well, you’ll see.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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