Random music news for Friday, July 19, 2019

The summer speaking tour continues. I’m in Kamloops tonight. But I’m still keeping track of what’s happening with music news on July 19, 2019.

  1. Scott Weiland’s death has been good for business for his estate. His music has generated more than US$1 million in royalties.
  2. Andre 3000 just won’t stop playing the flute in public.
  3. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is getting its first-ever vinyl release.
  4. So David Lee Roth is meeting with the rest of Van Halen?
  5. Universal Music wants to dismiss that $100 million lawsuit over the 2008 fire that destroyed all those master tapes.
  6. I wonder what a set of headphones that cost $83,000 sound like?
  7. It just keeps getting worse for R Kelly. Good. He’s now an “extreme danger.”
  8. Meanwhile, in Michael Jackson news, Leaving Neverland snagged five Emmy nominations.
  9. Carpool Karaoke has been renewed again.
  10. If you use Spotify on an iPad, it now supports multitasking.
  11. The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts is grumpy.
  12. Mariah Carey’s ex-manager is getting death threats. What’s wrong with people?
  13. Is listening to the radio in the car at risk? This report thinks so.
  14. This has the makings of a fascinating biopic.
  15. Iggy Azalea’s latest Twitter enemy is…Peppa Pig?
  16. Paul McCartney is working on a It’s a Wonderful Life musical.
  17. With the Walkman’s 40th anniversary, here’s a look at how listening of music has changed over the decades.

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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