Random Music News for August 8, 2014

Today is Happiness Happens Day, created by the Secret Society of Happy People in Tennessee.

  1. Jimi Hendrix is getting a park in Seattle.  Finally.
  2. Courtney Love wants a LOT of money for a Hole reunion.
  3. Well, you could see this coming:  a Beats section on Apple’s online store.
  4. Of course Morrissey is pissed at his record label.
  5. Mick Jagger and Sting want Scotland to stay in he UK.
  6. Shazam continues to be ambitious in its expansion through media.
  7. This Calgary radio station has taken a really different approach to music.  Thoughts?
  8. The Grateful Dead:  one of history’s greatest punk bands.  Wait–what?
  9. So far, 75,000 people have signed a petition to have Weird Al perform at the Super Bowl.
  10. Confused about the current battle over copyright fees for streaming music in Canada?  Re:Sound, one of the performing rights collectives in this country, offers this fact sheet.
  11. This ICP fan took things too far. Now there’s an attempted murder charge.
  12. Peter Frampton 1, fan’s cell phone 0.
  13. Now here’s a cool music auction with proceeds going to a great cause.
  14. Now THIS is a metal dress!
  15. Here’s a nice look back on the Beastie Boys.

 

 

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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