Random Music News for August 13, 2014

Goddammit, this Robin Williams thing has me depressed.

  1. Looks like Pussy Riot is going to end up with a guest spot on House of Cards.
  2. Menstrual Pancake, Assfault, Prison Dating: these are part of a list of the 20 worst band names ever.
  3. There was a death at a music festival. A woman was found hanged in a toilet.
  4. Say hello to Mr. Knocky, a cool kind of drumming toy.
  5. We may soon be able to charge our mobile phones with sound.
  6. Spotify continues to hire for positions for a Canadian launch. If you’re a music director in radio, you might want to try for this gig.
  7. Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney won’t be applying for the job.  He HATES streaming.
  8. Russia’s equivalent to Facebook is being sued for music piracy.
  9. Australian police offer $100,000 AUD in a 20 year-old cold case involving the murder of a former AC/DC manager.
  10. Rush officially gets their own park in Toronto.
  11. Evanescence could be history.

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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