Random Music News for Monday, March 16, 2015

Your Monday fun fact: Axl Rose won’t perform in cities that begin with the letter “M” because he believes they’re cursed. Sorry, Montreal.  You’ll never again get to experience Axl showing up 3 hours late for a gig.

  1. Ten times that Nickelback was probably singing about pizza.
  2. Bono’s wife says he’ll be ready for the upcoming tour. (Via Larry)
  3. Here’s an interesting observation about the new Muse song–which turns out to be not so new after all.
  4. Elton John’s mom probably deserved more than this for her 90th birthday.
  5. So what happened at the Justin Bieber Comedy Central roast? Here are some highlights.
  6. Guy Ritchie (Madonna’s ex) and Aston Kutcher have gone into the VC business together.
  7. Fred Durst: “We really hated some Limp Bizkit fans.” Us, too, Fred. Us, too.
  8. Wait: have Noel and Liam Gallagher made up? This story and this one seem to suggest that things are going much smoother.
  9. Bjork’s insane new video. (Via Bobby)
  10. So what’s this with Chris Martin hitting the beach with Kate Hudson? Does this mean Matt Bellamy is stepping out with Gwyneth?
  11. Remember that teen metal group who signed with Sony after their video went viral? Well, they want out of the deal now.
  12. Universal’s own streaming music service.
  13. In memory of Mike Pocaro of Toto.

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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