Random Music News for August 21, 2014

It was on this day in 1961 when Motown released what would be their first #1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes.  And Joe Strummer would have turned 63 today.

  1. Justin Bieber and his bodyguard are being sued for assault.
  2. Bob Marley: The musical!
  3. So maybe Casey Kasem won’t be buried in Norway after all.  Surprised?
  4. Honda hasn’t done so well with its music-and-marketing plans.
  5. Here’s a cool Q&A with Lemmy of Motorhead. He’s going to stop smoking?
  6. 3D printing now allows for really cool customizing of guitars.
  7. Looking to upgrade your home theatre system?  ATMOS technology is now available.
  8. Dave Grohl welcomes his third daughter just days before Dave’s father dies. The story here.
  9. Morrissey slams his record (ex) record label. They’re definitely done with him.
  10. The Boomtown Rats are coming to North America.  Not anywhere Canadian, sadly.

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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