Random Music News for Friday, September 18, 2015

I think I’m in Kuala Lumpur. Or I may have popped back to Singapore for a second for some extra unexpected business.  All I know is that I gotta be in Shanghai tomorrow or I’m never making it home.

Meanwhile, here’s some music news.

  1. Should we just assume that all pop stars are stupid?
  2. Did Dave Grohl fake his broken leg so he could gain sympathy and make more money? Conspiracy theorists want to know.
  3. They love Metallica so much in Quebec that Labatt is brewing up some special Metallica beer.
  4. Janis Joplin’s old psychedelic Porsche is up for sale.
  5. Alice Cooper and aliens. Or so he says.
  6. Here’s a nice profile of Marc Bolan.
  7. Here come the European migrant charity songs.
  8. The secret of the Titanic violinist.
  9. Burberry is Apple’s new global brand partner. No surprise given that Apple poached one of Burberry’s big guns.
  10. There’s a new documentary on American celebrities who are actually Canadian. It’s out today.
  11. Amy Schumer dancing with Madonna? Yes.
  12. Hillary Clinton gave Kanye West some campaign advice. How nice.
  13. Meanwhile, Chris Brown and Kanye aren’t friends.
  14. Back to the US presidential politics: Young Jeezy vs. Donald Trump.
  15. And Jimmy Fallon vs. Justin Bieber.
  16. No jury duty for Kid Rock.
  17. And the first person to appear on the first free edition of The NME is

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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