Random music news for Monday, June 24, 2019
Off to Winnipeg tonight to prepare for a TEDx presentation I have to give on Wednesday. Maybe I’ll see you there. Now, some music news for June 24, 2019.
- RIP legendary manager Elliott Roberts. He steered the careers of everyone from Neil Young and Joni Mitchell to The Cars. He was 76.
- Metallica donated £40,000 to a Manchester charity that helps the homeless.
- How the Rickenbacker 12-string guitar was invented.
- There can’t be a lot of gramophone repairmen left. This guy seems to be doing well, though. (Via Tom)
- This probably wasn’t what Amazon had in mind for Alexa.
- Ever use the streaming-ripping site Convert2MP3? It’s been shut down by the recording industry.
- Dave Grohl really loves his mom. See?
- And Alice Cooper really loves his wife. See?
- Remember the poster for the movie The Bodyguard? Kevin Costner wasn’t carrying Whitney Houston. See?
- The documentary on Bill Wyman, the quiet bass player of The Rolling Stones, is hitting theatres.
- Samuel L. Jackson’s next acting gig will be playing funkmaster George Clinton.
- Streaming music’s next big frontier? Classical music.
- Fun: Songs that were banned by the BBC over the years. (Via Alex)
- Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy is selling this house.
- Madonna is playing smaller venues on this upcoming tour. Here’s why.
- Singing seals. Neat.
- Do NOT make fun of Brian May’s grey hair. Here’s why.
- Bono was hanging out with the Obama clan in the French Riviera.