Random Music News for Friday, November 13, 2015

Superstitious about today? Me? Naw. But I’m not going to take any chances, just in case. And now, the music news.

  1. Former Motorhead drummer Phil Taylor has died as 61.
  2. A woman fell off a cruise ship that was hosting the Mad Decent Music Festival. This was apparently the end result of a twerk-off gone bad. Seriously.
  3. Prince still really hates the Internet.
  4. Green Day’s making of American Idiot film Heart Like a Hand Grenade, is out today.
  5. With the Beatles’ 1+ collection coming out, Paul McCartney tells stories behind the band’s biggest songs.
  6. Seventeen laughable myths of the music industry. So true… (Via Nathalia)
  7. How REO Speedwagon changed the way singles were released. No, seriously. This is cool.
  8. The mother of guitarist Randy Rhoads has died at age 95. (Via Tom)
  9. Along with all the parodies, the covers of “Hello” have already started coming–and Adele’s album isn’t even out yet. Here’s Luka Rossi’s version. (Via Danny)
  10. Just for fun, here’s some steampunk fiddling (Danny again)
  11. U2BROTHR, the Toronto U2 tribute band who made it onto the stage with U2 this year, has been invited by U2 to go to Paris.
  12. 11 facts about dead rock stars.
  13. Adele: Will be this Apple Music vis Spotify?
  14. Beats Music will die at the end of November as Apple wants everyone to migrate to Apple Music.
  15. Spotify is now offering concert tips to users.
  16. Well, at least One Direction is paying a lot of tax. But why so much more than Facebook?
  17. And here’s an interesting tribute to Beyonce. Thoughts?
  18. The original Wiggles are reuniting. For a pub tour.
  19. Just in case you need a new Jeff Buckley album, here you go.

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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