Random Music News for Friday, May 8, 2015

Off to Tulsa to catch the first show of what could be the last major Rush tour. Just in time for a big outbreak of tornadoes, too.

  1. GWAR: The book.
  2. Here’s a list of the five richest people in hip hop.
  3. This study says that the Beatles were no big deal. They didn’t revolutionize music. What? (Via Roland)
  4. Interesting: How music evolves like a biological organism.
  5. Europe has reached an agreement to create a single digital market covering 28 countries.
  6. Pregnant? Your ringing mobile phone disturbs the fetus.
  7. Spotify to launch a YouTube-like streaming video service?
  8. Google and Apple: the war for the car is more important than the war over streaming.

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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