Random Music News for Monday, June 1, 2015

June already? Sheesh.

  1. I’d suggest that Pharrell Williams is happy with the new house his song bought.
  2. Suge Knight’s murder trial has been delayed again.
  3. We’ve got Cancon rules for radio. The French, the Irish and a bunch of other countries have similar content laws. And now there’s Slovak-con.
  4. Lady Gaga has launched a new product line for pets.
  5. Running a marathon this year? Take a look at these suggestions for music.
  6. Here’s a handy guide to European music festivals for this year.
  7. The state-run hip hop of Cuba. Damn commies.
  8. The most non-boring pianos ever designed. These things are real?
  9. Wait: You mean there were aspects of American Idol that were fake? I’m shocked. Shocked! (Via Tom)
  10. If you had money on the next reality show involving Creed singer Scott Stapp and his wife, you win. (Tom again)
  11. Noel Gallagher wants Paul McCartney to write a comeback song for Oasis. Is that a serious challenge? And a Beatle trying to sound like an Oasian instead of the other way around?
  12. Meanwhile, here’s a collection of Noel Gallagher’s best insults.
  13. Living next to Taylor Swift can boost the value of your house by almost a million bucks. See?
  14. Just in case you need to know more about Nicki Minaj’s sex habits, there’s this article.
  15. Some great new photos featuring Muhammad Ali together with the Beatles.
  16. Apparently anyone can be taught to have perfect pitch.
  17. Facetiming during concerts? Don’t be that guy.
  18. What do you think about this list of the best rock’n’roll frontmen of all time?

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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