Random Music News for Monday, June 15, 2015

Dandelions. If you think they’re so pretty, you can have all of mine.

  1. The guy who wrote the music for The Avengers has been hired to write a theme for the US Open Golf Championship.
  2. The Canadian Independent Music Association isn’t really happy with Apple’s attitude about free music. (This will be a topic at tonight’s 40th anniversary gala in Toronto.)
  3. There’s been another Pussy Riot arrest in Russia.
  4. Cream drummer Ginger Baker is as cantankerous as ever. (Via Tom)
  5. First U2’s Edge falls off a stage. Then Enrique Iglesias gets cut up by a drone. Then Dave Grohl breaks his leg. And now this guy from 5 Seconds of Summer gets all burned up onstage.
  6. This female Kurdish rapper isn’t going to find many fans within ISIS.
  7. Soundsgood wants to be able to help you control all your streaming music service accounts.
  8. These new guitar picks might end up changing the sound of a lot of guitars. It’s science!\
  9. Could this be the coolest music festival of the summer?
  10. This UK festival will be used to test face recognition technology. This seems like of narc-y.
  11. Metallica shredded the US national anthem before game 5 of the NBA final.
  12. Beyonce has been sued for plagiarism by one of her backup singers.
  13. If you use the smartphone navigation app Waze, you should know that Arnold has voiced it as The Terminator.
  14. Kanye and Oprah get “drought-slammed” for ignoring the water emergency in California.
  15. If you’re a convicted paedophile, you probably should write songs about your victims from jail.

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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