Random Music News for Monday, September 28, 2015

Is it just me or are the cups at Starbucks getting thinner and flimsier? On to music news…

  1. In “Dave Grohl is Awesome” news, he dedicated a song to a little girl in LA because she had a broken leg. Then he signed her cast.
  2. The British secret surveillance program is code-named “Karma Police.” No, really.
  3. Now that he’s separated from Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale has picked out a bachelor pad.
  4. This is video of Ed Sheeran before he got famous.
  5. One of New York’s most famous recording studios is up for sale.
  6. As threatened, Chris Brown has been denied a visa by Australia on the grounds of his character.
  7. In case you’re wondering why the Rolling Stones still tour, it’s because they average $5 million USD per gig.
  8. Did Sam Smith rip off Michael Jackson for the new Bond theme? Jeez, after the Tom Petty thing, you’d think he’d learn…
  9. Want to be a great rapper? Then maybe you should be studying Shakespeare.
  10. That surprise album from Drake and Future? It debuted at #1 in the US yesterday.
  11. Meanwhile, both versions of 1989–Taylor Swift’s original and Ryan Adams’ track-by-track cover–are both in the US Top 10.
  12. TomorrowWorld: concert festival hell
  13. …or maybe hell was the Summer Ends festival in Arizona
  14. …unlike the Global Citizen event in NYC which seemed to be okay.
  15. Brian Eno would like us to think about the value of culture.
  16. The next time you can’t sleep, try BBC Radio 3’s 8-hour lullaby.
  17. This what you call a “moshpit fail.”
  18. A Bon Jovi show in Tapei was cancelled as the result of a typhoon.
  19. Keith Richards: “They don’t make good drugs anymore.”

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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