Random music news for Monday, September 9, 2019

It was on this day in 1956 that Elvis appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. Fast-forward to music news for September 9, 2019, and we have…

  1. New figures from the US say that 80% of recorded music revenues in the first half of the year are from streaming.
  2. Two years after Chester Bennington died, his widow is engaged.
  3. A$AP Rocky’s Swedish lawyer was shot in the head and in the chest in Stockholm. No idea if there’s a connection between the shooting at Rocky’s assault case.
  4. People were injured in a stampede at a Lil Wayne show.
  5. Mick Jagger: Not a Trump fan.
  6. Most. Powerful. Laptop. EVER.
  7. Oh, Facebook. You are evil, aren’t you? Just admit it.
  8. Hate your day job? So did these musicians before they struck it big.
  9. And here are 30 musicians who played in unknown bands before they were famous.
  10. If you’re a touring musician, you might want to invest in this upcoming book on touring and mental health.
  11. This 12-year-old kid got permission to skip school so he could go to a Tool concert.
  12. There’s been a lot of talk recently about artists owning their own masters? What’s the value in that? Read this.
  13. The Offspring lawsuit/counter-lawsuit involving former bass player Greg Kriesel is rather interesting. See?
  14. Here’s a great interview with Liz Phair.
  15. There’s a big box set coming soon from Muse.

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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