Random Music News for Monday, October 19, 2015

I gotta say it: the breakfast sandwiches at Tim Hortons are light-years better than the more expensive ones at Starbucks. And that’s not just some misguided Canadian thing. And now, the Monday music news…

  1. George Harrison’s estate has opened up his entire solo catalogue for streaming services. Nice, but call me when the Beatles are available.
  2. Would you spend $500 to meet Tool? It’s possible.
  3. Interesting: thousands of proxy sites for torrents and The Pirate Bay have suddenly disappeared. Vanished. Weird. (Via Tom)
  4. A letter from Mozart was auctioned off for about $300,000 CAD. (Via Tom)
  5. Got a baby in your life? Check out these band onesies.
  6. Coldplay’s Chris Martin is off Jennifer Lawrence. It looks like Annabelle Wallis is in.
  7. Alanis Morissette now has a self-help podcast.
  8. Dr Dre in housekeeper employment drama. Okay, maybe not.
  9. Because it’s Monday, you need the Swedish Chef doing “Rapper’s Delight.
  10. Is this new music from Adele?
  11. It’s not easy being a playlist curator for Google. You need to pass the Susan Boyle test first. (I’m out.)
  12. Ten good music-making apps for beginners.
  13. A good interview with Gary Numan.
  14. A cool David Spade/Sinead O’Connor secret that dates back to 1992.
  15. This is kind of fun: The top 10 unanswered questions in music.
  16. Britney Spears had a wardrobe malfunction on state in Las Vegas. Watch.
  17. Let’s talk about scoring the new Bond movie.
  18. If Jimi Hendrix had lived, would he have pioneered rap?
  19. The founder of Tower Records reminisces on the empire that collapsed.

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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