Random Music for August 20, 2014

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture is 132 years old today.

  1. If your neighbour’s music is too loud, do NOT call 911 and do NOT bring out a gun. (Thanks to John for the link.)
  2. Does the cable of your headphones drive you crazy when it rattles around?  Here’s the solution. (Thanks to Rupinder for the link.)
  3. More love for Phantom of the Paradise, 40 years after its release. I’m TOTALLY on board with this! (That one came from Daniel.)
  4. More Trooper Beer coming from Iron Maiden.
  5. The Prodigy are back, this time with Warner Brothers.
  6. Kate Bush says “Don’t you DARE take pictures at my upcoming shows!”
  7. Why Peter Frampton went nuts over that fan’s cell phone.
  8. Roger Waters version of The Wall (the concert rendition) will be screened at TIFF. (Thanks to Bobby.)
  9. An interesting look at America:  Top 40 music from a summer of discontent.
  10. How an ex-member of Megadeth became a superstar in Japan.
  11. It’s the return of Phil Collins!
  12. Former Canadian Idol contestant found not guilty on terrorism charges.
  13. Canada will get regular reports on streaming music services from Nielsen SoundScan starting next month. About time.
  14. Five songs that were originally much more creepy that you might expect. (Via Greggory)

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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