Random Music News for Monday, October 12, 2015

Butterball Wrecking Ball

Just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean there isn’t music news…

  1. Kayne West auditioned for American Idol over the weekend. No, seriously.
  2. Love this: in 1972, Black Sabbath had a $75,000 cocaine budget.
  3. Now that it’s Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. How about any of these music-related clocks?
  4. Here’s the first-ever picture of Frances Bean Cobain wearing a wedding ring after her secret nuptials.
  5. Remember when ringtones were going to be the salvation of the record industry? A story of audio branding.
  6. Tom Petty’s new biography may be the most honest biography ever written about a rock star. This looks really good. Did you know he was a heroin addict in the 90s?
  7. Another interesting article on the future of podcasting. It’s really a thing.
  8. Could the new TPP mean the end of filesharing as we know it?
  9. I’m not a One Direction fan, but you have to admire this.
  10. Pet sounds. Not the Beach Boys, but actual pet sounds on record.
  11. A bulldog that sounds like Chewbacca.
  12. Bette Midler calls Justin Bieber’s dad a dick on behalf of the universe.”
  13. Is this what’s next for music marketing? (Via ThatEricAlper)
  14. Ozzy is using a drone to spy on his neighbours.
  15. Remember that story about Lou Reed coming to Father John Misty in a dream? Yeah, that’s a lie.
  16. Florence Welch to Dave Grohl about his leg: “Eat more broccoli.”
  17. I had no idea that Muzu.TV was still in business. Not for long
  18. Here’s the BBC on Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s new album.
  19. Steve Mackay of The Stooges has died at age 66.

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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