Random Music News for August 6, 2014

Short weeks are sooooo long.

  1. Elton John is working with Alan Ball (True Blood, Six Feet Under) on a new HBO series about 18th century musical prodigies.
  2. There’s gonna be some kind of big Foo Fighters announcement on Monday.
  3. The NFL has announced that the season opener will be kicked off by Soundgarden.
  4. This is the office SoundCloud maintains in Berlin.
  5. Comedians explain how they would fix MySpace.
  6. Let’s be clear: London Grammar are NOT members of the Illuminati.
  7. Blink 182’s Travis Barker just bought himself a really nice house.
  8. There’s apparently going to be a “big” iPhone event on September 9.
  9. More on the Morrissey-vs-the-fan-club guy–and Morrissey’s denial that he wished harm on him. But there’s going to be a lawsuit, anyway. (Thanks to Fouad for watching this.)
  10. Did Marianne Faithful’s ex kill Jim Morrison? She thinks so.
  11. For some reason, Chris Pratt was caught rapping some Eminem. (Via Greggory)
  12. And because it’s been a while since we’ve heard some creepy stuff Michael Jackson, I direct your attention to this.

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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