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Published on August 14th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for August 14, 2014

Singer David Crosby is 73 today.  Most of him, anyway.

  1. It’ll cost the city of Chicago $266,000 to repair the damage of Lollapalooza.
  2. Chris Walla will leave Death Cab for Cutie after 17 years. His last gig with the band will be at the Rifflandia festival in Victoria BC next month.
  3. Something might be wrong with Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer’s heart. Is surgery next?
  4. The guys from KISS frightened babies at a Toronto hospital. They also gave post-natal advice to new moms. No, really.
  5. This could be the best karaoke bar in the world.
  6. U2 is doing a massive video shoot on the French Riviera right now. (Thanks to Bobby for the link.)
  7. U2 deserves some props for this music education effort. The Edge is really big into this sort of thing. (Thanks to Michael for the tip.)
  8. On related note, you can now go for a degree in music therapy here.
  9. So what’s Brazil going to do with all those stadia they built for the World Cup?  Concerts.
  10. Google is experimenting with a new type of music search.

 




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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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