Random Music News for Friday, April 10, 2015

On the way home from SE Asia. Still. Damn, it’s a long way…

  1. Theses pieces of cardboard are worth £17,000. Well, they did appear with the Beatles
  2. It was NOT fun managing Guns ‘N Roses. No fun at all.
  3. Bjork is selling one of her houses for £140,000 ($261,000 CAD). No, that’s not a typo.
  4. Twenty years ago, singer Selena Quintanilla was killed. Now she’s going on tour. Seriously.
  5. And it won’t be long until you’ll be able to touch a hologram. Holy holodeck!
  6. This is worth reading: an open letter to the digital music industry.
  7. Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley talks about his near-death experience resulting from too much partying.
  8. It’s Coachella time again. Here’s a list of the 20 best performances (video).
  9. And here are some all-time great outfits worn by performers at festivals throughout the years.
  10. If a girl makes you take a written exam on Beyonce before she’ll date you, move along.
  11. Damn. Yesterday was officially Riot Grrrl Day in Boston–and I missed it.
  12. You know that guy who slugged Marilyn Manson in a Lethbridge Denny’s? Manson’s gonna press charges.
  13. The Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder has a new drug habit: testosterone. By injection, of course.
  14. How can we ever believe anything Vin Diesel says in the future?

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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