Random Music News for Monday, August 3, 2015

This is the weirdest holiday of the year in Canada. Some people have it off; some don’t. And here’s a tip: this is the best day of the year to apply for a passport in person. Trust me.

Naturally, there’s music news to be had.

  1. Donald Trump is the Nickelback of GOP Candidates.” How’s that for a headline?
  2. Were you aware that Rowdy Roddy Piper had a music career? Yes, he did.
  3. Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers just sold his place in Venice, California. Nice pile, dude.
  4. For a change, Britney Spears music woke a person up from a coma.
  5. The relationship between Elton John and his mother is…weird.
  6. The Village People are at WAR!
  7. It got really weird and awkward at Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral.
  8. Snoop Dogg got detained by Italian authorities who found him carrying $422,000 in cash…
  9. …and Travi$ Scott got arrested at Lollapalooza.
  10. Cross Iron Maiden with Star Wars and you might get this. (Via Tom)
  11. Audiobooks.com is now coming to cars. Here’s what that means.
  12. This is specifically for fans of the American version of The Office.

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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