Random Music News for Friday, June 12, 2015

I love that the sun doesn’t set until late this time of year but I hate that it’s up so early. One of the bull terriers believes we need to go for our daily morning walk at 5:45.

  1. Fun fact: John Lennon was once paid in chocolate biscuits.
  2. Here’s a list of farewell tours that didn’t take as actual farewells.
  3. A song for pop tarts that isn’t about Pop-Tarts, sadly.
  4. Jazz legend Ornette Coleman has died.
  5. Meanwhile, country singer Randy Howard was killed in a gunfight with a bounty hunter. Yes, this is 2015.
  6. Remember the seminal metal documentary The Decline of Western Civilization? Here’s part one of an oral history of that film.
  7. An interesting profile of producer and musician, Nile Rodgers.
  8. And the support for the new National Music Centre in Calgary just keeps building.
  9. Are you in band that’s still looking for the perfect name? Maybe this will help.
  10. Moog Music–the synth company–has been sold. To its employees.
  11. Back from extinction: the theme from Jurassic Park is now a Top 10 hit.
  12. Maybe a cashless system at a music festival isn’t a good idea.
  13. There’s a new deal between hip hop and Sprite©. Yes, Sprite©.
  14. Here’s a tease of the new Beck single which will hit radio Monday.

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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