Random Music News for Friday, October 2, 2015

That’s it. I’m tired of everything pumpkin spice. And there’s still 29 days until Halloween. Meanwhile, in music news…

  1. The Jesus and Mary Chain say they’re recording their first album since 1998.
  2. How naked will Miley Cyrus get when she hosts the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend? Here’s what she says.
  3. What’s “field music?” This.
  4. It’s not as much fun backstage at an Eagles show as it used to be.
  5. Here’s a preview of the new Guitar Hero.
  6. Don’t worry, little girl. He’s a douchebag, anyway.
  7. Could an Android phone be hacked by playing a song?
  8. Somebody “lost” a national anthem.
  9. Do NOT lose your microphone down a tuba.
  10. Tinfoil hat time: the Avril Lavigne we see today is an imposter. The real Avril has been replaced by a body double.
  11. The movie The Notebook could have been a lot weirder had the producers done this.
  12. I get so many emails asking for suggestions for wedding songs. Here’s a place to start.
  13. Now there’s Young Jeezy Champagne.
  14. Apparently your choice of smartphone gives away your sexual habits.
  15. Michael Jackson was apparently desperate for a knighthood.
  16. Like drums? Watch this. (Via Danny)

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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