Random Music News for Monday, April 13, 2015

Home. I think.

  1. Keith Richards plans to release his first solo album in 23 years.
  2. This person really didn’t enjoy using Jay Z’ Tidad streaming music service. Not at all.
  3. Meanwhile, Apple/Beats is chasing exclusives from people like Florence + the Machine and Taylor Swift.
  4. Great. Now we have a Boy George reality series.
  5. And another one executive produced by Jon Bon Jovi. (via Tom)
  6. Secrets of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction process.
  7. Beyonce’s sister’s business partner is in critical condition after a stabbing.
  8. The Grateful Dead vs. the scalpers.
  9. A new “re-imagining” of The Rocky Horror Picture Show? PLEASE GOD, NO!
  10. Record Store Day is coming up on Saturday. Should you happen to be in the UK, here’s where you should go.
  11. Attention young parents! The most effective lullaby of all time is… Nope. You’re wrong. Dead wrong.
  12. Yes, Drake was wearing an Apple Watch around Coachella.
  13. The metal devil horns way to prevent tangled earbud cords.
  14. In some alternate universe, Bez from the Happy Mondays is a legitimate politician. Wait–THIS is that alternate universe.
  15. Vimeo, the competitor to YouTube (such as it is), has a future, right?  Right?

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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