Random Music News for August 28, 2014

You know that desperation that sets in as we approach Labour Day and the first day of school? You never really get past that, do you?

  1. Fancy a Motorhead cruise?  it’s called “Motorboat,” of course.  Details here.
  2. What a scum. Thief steals iPod from disabled army vet. And not just any iPod, either.
  3. So what will Paul Shaffer do once David Letterman retires? (Thanks to Tom for the link.)
  4. The last Motley Crue tour is still chugging along, but that hasn’t stopped Nikki Sixx from releasing material with his other band, SIXX A.M. Here’s a video for the first single from Modern Vintage, due October 7.
  5. So much for Evanescence. Amy Lee releases a solo single.
  6. And Brandon Flowers is taking a break from The Killers with a solo album.
  7. Here’s your latest plagiarism scandal.
  8. James Brown pitching miso soup? Yes.  It actually happened.
  9. Here’s an album that was based on 350 actual love letters.
  10. In Denmark, more people stream music than buy it.
  11. How big is Kate Bush in the UK? Her entire catalogue–ALL OF IT–is in the UK charts.
  12. Suicidal Tendencies bassist passes away.

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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