Random Music News for Friday, March 20, 2015

Off to LA for more business meetings. My dogs hate me.

  1. Paul McCartney is going to induct some guy named Ringo Starr into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.
  2. Let’s get really analytical with Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband.”
  3. Got only ten minutes to exercise? Here are five three-song workouts. Four have lame music; one isn’t bad.
  4. Remember the Janis Joplin bio-pic? Yeah, about that
  5. Hate/embarrassed by bathroom sounds? Here are some tips to cover them up.
  6. Shia LaBeouf is definitely weird. He’s live-streaming his heartbeat for a week.
  7. An eye-opening look at how UK consumers think about music.
  8. Tom DeLonge says he’ll release four albums this year outside of Blink-182, staring with To the Stars on April 30.
  9. Word out of the UK is that Paul McCartney’s ex, Heather Mills, sold her struggling vegan cafe to Norman “Fatboy Slim” Cook. It now serves meat.
  10. Here’s a blind item from the UK site Popbitch. “Which pint-sized soap star-turned-singer, currently on the comeback trail, has been supplementing her income by sleeping with rich Arab men for £1m a pop?” Any guesses?
  11. Australian music industry con man accused of “faking his own death.”
  12. Justin Bieber has been sued by his neighbour over alleged anti-Semitic comments.
  13. Here’s the song at the end of Furious 7 that’s going to make Paul Walker fans cry.
  14. If this guy is playing piano on your cruise ship, GET OFF! NOW!
  15. Elton John’s mother celebrates 90th birthday by watching a fake Elton John perform.
  16. Wait: This guy’s name is “Colorful?”
  17. This class action suit result over iTunes royalties could get VERY interesting.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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