Random Music News for Friday, February 27, 2015

Still in Vancouver. Damn, it’s nice out here–unless you’re running a ski resort. No snow this year.

  1. Thankfully, the FCC didn’t do anything stupid regarding net neutrality.
  2. Here’s a quiz for “dumb kids who know nothing about the 90s.”
  3. And now, 18 songs Grey’s Anatomy ruined for everyone. Come on down, Snow Patrol!
  4. Courtney Love is still dealing with a Twitter libel issue. This one has been going on for six-and-a-half years.
  5. Kanye has formally apologized to Beck for being an asshole.
  6. Music makes you a better reader, apparently.
  7. Why do so many legendary rappers get so little respect in later years?
  8. Think streaming music services aren’t a thing? They outperform downloads in at least 24 countries.
  9. Speaking of which, Led Zeppelin tracks are HUGE with the streaming crowd.
  10. And Spotify has added lyrics to its desktop version.
  11. What a cowboy rapper and a DJ can teach us about branding.
  12. What does a sound mixer do, exactly? Glad you asked.
  13. Al Jourgensen has a new band: Surgical Meth Machine and he says they make “the fastest music in the history of music.”
  14. It was 35 years ago yesterday that U2 got their first big break.
  15. Apparently a lot of those MTV Pimp My Ride rides were fake. Imagine that. (Via Tom)

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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