Random Music News for August 27, 2014

Another travel day. I’m tired of airplanes.

  1. Shades of the Sub Pop Singles Club: Indie vinyl subscription services are taking off.
  2. Neil Young is divorcing his wife of 36 years. What happened?
  3. Family Guy/American Dad creator Seth McFarlane is going to release a straight up swing-style Christmas album. Wait–what?
  4. Here’s an acoustic demo of a song that will appear as part of the deluxe reissue of Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory. (Thanks to Greggory for this one.)
  5. Are you an Iron Maiden fan?  Then you’ll want these vinyl reissues of their 80s albums.
  6. You know how Suge Knight was shot before the MTV MVAs? He’s still alive, but the case has been moved to Homicide.
  7. There’s a big fight over control of the new .music domain.

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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