Random Music News for Monday, May 11, 2015

Thanks to everyone who offered up home remedies for kidney stones. So far, so good.

  1. John Lennon’s iconic spectacles are going up for auction.
  2. How hip hop conquered streaming.
  3. If you’re a Korn fan and looking for something weird and creepy, dial this toll-free phone number: 1-855-525-9386. If you’re afraid, go here first.
  4. Blur ice cream? Yep.
  5. The Jimi Hendrix bio-pic is finally going ahead.
  6. Here’s a nice tribute to AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young who’s living with dementia.
  7. Are you a fan of the music of Manchester? Here’s a nice pictorial travelogue of some of the city’s musical sites.
  8. After posting 200 demos online, the Aphex Twin has deleted everything from SoundCloud. Why?
  9. Fox’s Empire remains one of the hottest TV properties around.
  10. Ed Sheeran stars as his baby self in his new video. Here’s what I mean.
  11. Looking to freshen the week with some new and interesting music-based apps? Go here.
  12. Did I mention Blur’s Magic Whip ice cream yet?
  13. Going to see U2 on the Innocence + Experience tour? Here’s what to expect. (Via Larry)
  14. A psychiatrist claims Courtney Love owes him about $60K in fees.
  15. For just $2,500 USD, you can go to a Taylor Swift concert with a member of the US Congress. Wait–what?

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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