Random Music News for Monday, May 25, 2015

Business takes me to the Gold Coast of Australia this week. As far as you’re concerned, I’m standing upside down.

  1. The Edge from U2 explains how he came to fall off the stage in Vancouver.
  2. On a related note, here’s a comparison between the career paths chosen by U2 and the Rolling Stones.
  3. The drummer of the Posies has died.
  4. Paul McCartney just bought a $15 million USD triplex in Manhattan.
  5. Ex-Top Gear blokes return to the public eye together with a blast of AC/DC.
  6. Casey Kasem’s widow won’t be hit with criminal charges over her treatment of her husband after all.
  7. How a hand-cranked radio is battling AIDS in Africa.
  8. If you’re a drummer and you’re curious how where your kit came from, read up on the historical development of the drum set here.
  9. The manager of the Stone Roses has some words for Prince Harry.
  10. Is my ex-CEO at Corus Entertainment about to be named president at MLSE?
  11. If you haven’t read this book on the record industry called Cowboys and Indies, you really, really should.
  12. What would happen if Gene Simmons of KISS and this woman had kids?
  13. Grooveshark is back as v2.0. But there may be malware.
  14. Let’s get caught up with Fatboy Slim.
  15. This is stupidly cute–if you like babies.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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