Random Music News for April 15, 2014

I’m somewhere in the western Indian Ocean for the next week, but that’s no excuse.

  1. The Deftones paid tribute to bass player Chi Cheng who died one year ago.
  2. Justin Bieber takes the stage at Coachella.  What was anyone thinking?
  3. The Elvis Presley estate is suing a gun manufacturer over false claims the King was an endorser.
  4. More money was spent on online advertising than traditional broadcast in the US last year.
  5. This is the worst possible memo an advertising agency could ever hope to see.
  6. So what does the modern DJ do besides twiddle knobs and bob their heads?
  7. A piece in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about music writing has pissed off a lot of people.\
  8. A Pakistani metal version of the Game of Thrones theme?  Why not?

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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