Random Music News for Monday, October 5, 2015

On this day in 1984, Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space. And now, in music news…

  1. Glastonbury tickets went on sale yesterday and sold out in 32 minutes without any announcement of headliners–or any acts, for that matter.
  2. Muse really, really, really wants to headline
  3. …but so does Coldplay.
  4. Someone was paid $9,000 to put together an official campaign playlist for Hillary Clinton.
  5. And in case you missed it, Hillary was on SNL this past weekend.
  6. Former Partridge Family dude arrested for a hit-and-run.
  7. Iggy Pop will guest on Kyle Minogue’s Christmas album. No, really.
  8. I don’t want to know what’s going on with this Justin Bieber picture. (Why, Tom? Why?)
  9. Maybe the Chavril split is a friendly sort of thing.
  10. So maybe Avril isn’t dead as the tinfoil people would have us believe.
  11. Now that we’re at the 20th anniversary of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory from Oasis, here are 20 facts about the album.
  12. British Prime Minister David Cameron is obsessive about Phil Collins. Is that worse than the pig thing?
  13. Meanwhile, British Chancellor George Osborne is a fan of gangsta.
  14. Some classic rock stars aren’t happy with Kanye.
  15. An interesting story about a very successful British pop producer who is almost completely unknown.
  16. A good interview with Patti Smith.
  17. This choir is making an album in the most beautiful recording studio in the world.
  18. Snoop Dogg pushed a German club into bankruptcy–but it really wasn’t his fault.
  19. I bet that John-Claude Van Damme wants this dance footage back. (More Tom)
  20. This new music app called Crowdmix looks interesting. It sure has a lot of money behind it even though it hasn’t been launched yet.

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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