Random Music News for Saturday, April 25, 2015

On this day in 1961, Robert Noyce was granted a patent for the integrated circuit. Electronics were never the same.

  1. Brett Michaels of Poison is now shilling for Overstock.com. (Via Tom)
  2. Will baby North West soon have a sister named South? Yep: Kimye may be expecting. (And may I be struck down for reporting this.)
  3. I had no idea there was something known to guitarist as “the Jimi chord.”
  4. Have you seen the lineup for Burlington, Ontario’s Sound of Music Festival?  Weezer? Yep.
  5. How Tori Amos changed a wrestler’s life.
  6. Tool has been having a little fun with U2 at U2’s expense.
  7. One of the most interesting events scheduled for Canadian Music Week is the Unison Jam. Details here.
  8. Canadian author Lynn Crosbie is about to release Where Did You Sleep Last Night, a novel about a girl who falls in love with Kurt Cobain. And her name’s not Courtney.

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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