Random Music News for Friday, June 5, 2015

Bargained the traffic ticket down to one that didn’t cost any points. But why was there a $15 “victim impact” surcharge? What victim?

  1. Speaking of traffic infractions, Bieber pleads guilty to his ATV incident. (Via Tom)
  2. The latest person to join a TV talent show is–wait for it–Sabbath’s Tony Iommi.
  3. Suge Knight has been sued for wrongful death.
  4. Fiddy is now an underwear model.
  5. Tidal is really trying hard to overcome its bad start. Is stuff like this enough?
  6. Interesting story: Whatever happened to the rock critic?
  7. Are the Pixies working on a new album?
  8. Iggy Pop is planning to release a 3-CD set of rarities.
  9. A Twisted Sister documentary is coming this summer.
  10. Guess who’s going to make an appearance with the Trailer Park Boys? Hands up everyone who said “Snoop Dogg.”
  11. Diana Ross is set to appear on season two of Fox’s Empire.
  12. Why do streaming music services have such a hard time with classical music?
  13. Torture someone with this: 75 years of Disney songs in just five minutes.
  14. Stephen Colbert has named the bandleader for his post-Letterman show.

 

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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