Random Music News for Monday, August 17, 2015

In 1896, Bridget Driscoll of London became the first pedestrian killed by a motorcar. Now back to our regularly scheduled music news.

  1. The Gwen-Gavin split: cheating rumours.
  2. And Daryl Hall’s wife–he of Hall and Oates–has filed for divorce.
  3. Spotify has infiltrated the White House.
  4. The wedding was pretty normal until Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow dropped in for a singalong.
  5. Rolling Stone has its list of the 100 greatest songwriters of all time. Guess who finished at the top?
  6. Another list: rap/hip hop groups inspired by NWA and Straight Outta Compton.
  7. Lemmy has switched to vodka to stay healthy. How are he and Keith Richards still alive? (Via Tom)
  8. BBC 4 is set to broadcast a three-part series in October called The Story of Indie. This looks to be very, very good.
  9. Here’s everything that we know so far about the Kurt Cobain “solo album” due in November.
  10. Does Apple want to turn your car into a jet fighter?
  11. The story of Tidal, from founding to where it is now.
  12. What it’s like being a gay Christian rock star. (Hint: It ain’t easy.)
  13. Why rock mockumentaries make great comic books. (Via Brent)
  14. Why do we turn down the music when we park the car?
  15. Why drummers drum. There’s neuroscience at work.
  16. I would deliberately crash this car.

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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