Random Music News for Friday, October 9, 2015

Three words I never expected to see together: “Fifa Ethics Committee.” Such a thing exists? Really? That’s funny! And now, the music news.

  1. Happy 75th birthday, John Lennon.
  2. Someone else wants to beat the crap out of Justin Bieber. (Via Tom)
  3. Meanwhile, his legal team is threatening to beat the crap out of people over those nude photos.
  4. Here’s some commentary on this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees.
  5. And here’s more of the same thing.
  6. Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC is getting into the world of comic book graphic novel publishing.
  7. This Swiss TV station has replaced all its expensive cameras with iPhones and selfie sticks. Brilliant or just being super-cheap?
  8. Meanwhile, is your iPhone running really, really slow? You’re not alone.
  9. Is Midnight Oil pondering a return?
  10. Taylor Swift is going to take a break after this tour because she’s worried people are getting sick of her.
  11. You don’t want both Jay Z and Beyonce suing you. That’s what this French fashion firm faces.
  12. People used to throw bags of drugs at Dave Gahan while Depeche Mode was performing.
  13. Here are the promos for SNL this weekend. Guest host is Amy Schumer while the musical guest is The Weeknd.
  14. Tom Jones has a new autobiography.
  15. The sound of your voice might make you sound smarter than you actually are. That might explain why a posh English accent makes people sound smart.
  16. If you’re going to have a Kanye West-themed frat party, don’t do it like this.
  17. Remember Marilyn, the normal one from The Munsters? Ozzy has a daughter like that.
  18. First, a battle over “Happy Birthday to You.” Now there’s the story of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

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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