Random Music News for Friday, October 30, 2015

Flying to Winnipeg tonight for Phantompalooza. If you’re from Winnipeg, I don’t have to explain. If you’re not, you’ll never understand.

Meanwhile, can someone tell me WHAT THE F*CK WAS ANYONE THINKING LETTING ALEX ANTHROPOLOUS GO? It’s like this was planned sabotage. Don’t get me started.

Time for some music news.

  1. Is this really the Apple Car?
  2. A composer has made some music just for cats. Only $20!
  3. There have been some developments in the world of podcasts thanks to Google.
  4. Check out the musical savant who can play music in any style instantly. (Via Danny)
  5. Things are not going well for Kim Dotcom.
  6. Well, Live Nation had a good year.
  7. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson are going to guest-star on Chicago Fire.
  8. Here’s an interesting song title: “Jesus Made Me Bad.”
  9. Google has brought podcasts into Google Play Music.
  10. One of Moby’s favourite vocal collaborators has died.
  11. The Taylor Swift Groping Scandal continues with a countersuit.
  12. Digital noise is messing our brains. But what can we do about it?
  13. Queen trivia: 16 cool things about “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
  14. It was 20 years ago this month that Blind Melon’s Shannon Hoon ODed in the back of a bus in New Orleans. (Thanks to Dan for the reminder.)

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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