Random Music News for Monday, August 10, 2015

Crabgrass. I hate it. Now that there’s a herbicide ban everywhere, the only way to get rid of it is to dig it up. That was my weekend.

Enough whinging. Here’s some music news.

  1. Here are some never-before-seen Beatles pictures.
  2. David Bowie, Rolling Stone and the pig foetus.
  3. And there’s a place on this planet where David Bowie’s picture is on the money.
  4. How to embarrass dads with pop music questions. You will cringe.
  5. Ryan Adams has sport with Taylor Swift–and the Smiths.
  6. Here’s what can happen when Spotify gets behind an artist like Hozier.
  7. Lady Gaga = American Horror.
  8. This radio announcer was shot and killed while on the air.
  9. Twenty-nine years later, Ozzy is off the hook in the “Suicide Solution” case.
  10. Here’s why you absolutely must listen to music when you exercise.
  11. And here’s why you should NOT let your surgeon listen to music while he/she is operating on you.
  12. Attention Sony PR department: Miles Davis was not an “iconic singer.” (Via Tom)
  13. Phil Rudd still thinks he can be part of AC/DC.
  14. Meanwhile, in Eurythmics-related news… Well, sort of.
  15. Remember Katrina and the Waves’ “Walking on Sunshine?” Would you guess that it’s worth £10 million?
  16. Social music sharing site This is My Jam is going to be “archived” next month. It’s close to a shutdown but not quite.
  17. The connection between Amy Winehouse’s death and her eating disorder.
  18. A singalong musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail is coming to theatres in October.

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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