Random music news for Friday, July 26, 2019

Happy 76th birthday, Mick Jagger! In other music news for July 26, 2019…

  1. John Fogerty is the first artist to publicly pull out of Woodstock 50. Smart.
  2. Ozzy, the biopic. This could be good.
  3. U2 and Elton John, together at last.
  4. Here’s a good story about the early years of The White Stripes.
  5. Analysts are split over the future of Spotify.
  6. They should look at how Spotify is catching up to Apple when it comes to providing podcasts.
  7. What’s coming after streaming? Maybe this.
  8. Sometimes the best songs are spoken.
  9. Question: How long does it take to make a classic album?
  10. Here’s an interpretation of George Thorogood’s “Bad to the Bone” you may have never considered. Weird, but…
  11. Prince apparently wasn’t much of a Flaming Lips fan. See?
  12. George Michael’s former lover is very, very angry about being left out of George’s will. He even got himself arrested over it.
  13. How many bands are using backing tracks in live performance? Too many according to these musicians.
  14. Ed Sheeran has a new pub that he named after his wife.
  15. What is the future of physical music formats? Probably not so good.
  16. Streaming has pretty much killed the greatest hits CD. Yet they’re still being made. Why?
  17. Kid Rock just sold this house.
  18. The latest installment of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock and Metal Bands looks at Mushroom Trail.
  19. Thieves broke into a Toronto school and stole a bunch of instruments from kids. Bastards.
  20. No. Just no. (Via Tom)
  21. Remember the file-sharing program Audio Galaxy? It was one of the better illegal programs. Here’s its story.

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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