Random Music News for August 15, 2014

Off to Edmonton today for a speaking thing this weekend.  Maybe we’ll run into each other.

  1. Why does it take so damn long to make an album?
  2. Is prog-rock cool again?  Could be
  3. The movie based on Bjork’s Biophilia is coming. Here’s the trailer.
  4. Tool drummer Danny Carey is going on the road with Primus.
  5. A Steel Panther TV series? God, NO!
  6. Paris Hilton thinks she’s just the best DJ...
  7. Australian music festival apologizes for the use of Indian headdreses.
  8. Check out these last-known photographs of famous people--including a bunch of musicians.
  9. There’s a new Michael Jackson video–and it was done by the same guy who did “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for Nirvana.
  10. Interesting revenue numbers for YouTube.
  11. Slash is writing music for a Universal Studios Halloween maze.
  12. Well, this Afghan Whigs cover of the Police’s “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” is kinda dark…
  13. From the world of Canadian copyright fees and musicians comes this update.

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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