Random Music News for Monday, March 23, 2015

An overnight flight from LA connecting in Detroit at 6 in the morning. Ugh.

  1. Ever year of a “weed bond?” If you’re touring the Philippines, you’ll probably have to sign one.
  2. Why male-skewed festival lineups are a bad thing overall.
  3. Could Record Store Day actually be a bad thing for indie record stores?
  4. The new Faith No More spin-off: Sasquatch: The Opera.
  5. Slipknot guitarist Mikael Thomson has been charged in a fight that saw him stab his brother.
  6. It’s WILLIAM Corgan now, Smashing Pumpkins fans.
  7. Will.i.am is launching a smartwatch with Gucci.
  8. Meanwhile, Gene Simmons wants to produce horror movies.
  9. Remember the Allman Brothers train accident that saw a crewmember killed? Watch this.
  10. John Kastner (ex-Doughboys) is married to Mad Men’s Jessica Paré. They’ve just had a son they’ve named Blues Anthony Paré Kastner.
  11. Taylor Swift has bought the domain site www.taylorswift.porn and www.taylorswift.adult. Just in case, you know.
  12. Now that Empire is a big hit, who might agree to guest star in season 2?
  13. Nile Rodgers wants to resurrect Chic.
  14. Ugh. ANOTHER music reality TV show. And Songland will feature Adame Levine, one of the douchiest men in muisc.
  15. The keep-Kanye-from-headlining Glastonbury petition is now at 100,000 and climbing (via Tom)
  16. The Black Keys have had to cancel show shows in Australia because Patrick Carney’s shoulder hasn’t healed. He buggered it up swimming in St. Barts.
  17. Deezer has rolled out its high-def streaming audio in 150 countries. BTW, it sounds GREAT.

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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