Random Music News for Friday, June 26, 2015

It was on this day in 1977 that Elvis Presley gave the final concert of his life. It was in Indianapolis. Two months later, he’d be dead.

  1. Lady Gaga’s dog is starring in a new ad campaign for Coach.
  2. There’s now a musical based on David Beckam (sort of) running in London’s West End.
  3. Speaking of theatre, the actor who played Dexter is going to star in a play by David Bowie.
  4. Someone has been editing out the bad parts of Naomi Campbell’s Wikipedia page. Tsk.
  5. They won’t let it lie: ex-Seattle police chief says they should reopen in the Kurt Cobain case.
  6. “Twerking” was not an invention of Miley Cyrus. Someone beat her to the word 150 years ago.
  7. You know that Sony has an equity stake in Spotify, right? Some people have a problem with that.
  8. Country start Keith Urban says that his next album will be influenced by EDM. Can’t wait to hear that…
  9. “I Want My MTV” is now “I Am My MTV.”
  10. Marilyn Manson talks about the Columbine massacre.
  11. “Today’s festivals are elitist, corporate and a million milers from their alternative roots.” Discuss.
  12. One more: “If you ban the Confederate Flag, you have to ban hip hop, too.” Discuss THAT!
  13. Ooo. A new Jam exhibition!
  14. Ricky Wilson, the singer of the Kaiser Chiefs, really wants to be a racing driver.
  15. Donald Trump to Neil Young: “You’re a hypocrite!”

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.

2 thoughts on “Random Music News for Friday, June 26, 2015

  • June 26, 2015 at 10:32 am
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    Always fascinating link but the last one really stuck with me. I can’t help but feel that Trump doesn’t really understand what the word hypocrite means.

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  • June 28, 2015 at 7:45 am
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    On other randomness: I never saw any of these, but many say that any ‘music ideas’ fan should see these music era epic documentaries – just released – as extras-filled box set:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/movies/homevideo/penelope-spheeris-reissues-decline-of-western-civilization-films.html
    Can’t think of any Alan Cross idea pieces on music in movies – as you know, the central theme and portrayed in an epic way – similar maybe to The Wall or that Stairway to Heaven band…

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