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Published on August 21st, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, August 21, 2015

Thankfully, Labour Day is as late it cane be this year. By the time everyone gets back to work, there will be just three weeks left in September. That’s good, right?

And now, some Friday music news.

  1. Here’s a new club for vinyl freaks: Vinyl Me, Please.
  2. There’s a new Metallica documentary coming out. It’s called Mission to Lars.
  3. Speaking of bio-pics, there’s one coming on Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
  4. Remember that dude who broke out in tears at a Foo Fighters show earlier this week? Here’s the reason for the waterworks.
  5. Looking for high-tech bone conduction earphones? Try these.
  6. The performers and The Grand Jury have been announced for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.
  7. Alanis Morissette is planning a special 20th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill.
  8. Lady Gaga: The next Iron Maiden? (Via Tom)
  9. How pop stars stay relevant in today’s connected world.
  10. *Sigh* More Beyonce.
  11. Why would anyone release an 80 minute album today? Who has time to listen to something like that?
  12. Syrian rockers are finding safety (and new fans) in Lebanon.
  13. Five things you probably didn’t know about the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction.”
  14. Meanwhile, Stones drummer Charlie Watts has a weird family issue: a stuffed wolf worth £32,000 was stolen from his granddaughter
  15. Here’s why that guy got all teary at the Foo Fighters show last week.
  16. How do you make a music video for deaf people? Like this.
  17. Patti Smith says goodbye to Aqua Teen Hunger Force.



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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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2 Responses to Random Music News for Friday, August 21, 2015

  1. john says:

    Mission to Lars was out years ago and was very good – I don’t even like Metallica and enjoyed it

  2. Tom McGaffin says:

    The soon-to-be-released Iron Maiden album is just over 90 minutes. I will buy the CD and listen to it from start to finish many times.
    Why just listen to a couple of songs?

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