Published on August 4th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Saturday, August 4, 2018
A long weekend here in Canada. I’m trying not to remember that this is the third of our four summer long weekends and that Labour Day is just a month off. Time for another cocktail, I think. Now some music news for August 4, 2018.
- Here are my weekly music recommendations for Global News.
- “Zombie Boy,” the Canadian model made famous in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video, was found dead at his home in Montreal this week. Reports say it was suicide.
- The Billboard Hot 100 turned 60. Here’s a little history.
- The Seattle Mariners are going to hold an Alice In Chains night.
- If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap.
- Here’s a conundrum: Streaming hurts music sales, yet piracy boosts concert attendance.
- Never thought of this, really: What effect will technology have on comedy?
- Usher is selling this mansion. The drummer of Good Charlotte is unloading this place. And the guy who did the music for Friends wants out of here.
- An Australian drummer has been found guilty in an ax attack. You read that correctly.
- Sub Pop now has its own plane. Sort of.
- Rush’s Geddy Lee has a new book coming out on his extensive and amazing collection of bass guitars.
- Australia is debating music content rules on the radio. Unlike Canada’s 35%, Australian stations only have to reach 25%.
- Looking for some good music books to read? Start here.
- If you’re a fan of Nine Inch Nails, here’s an excellent interview with Trent Reznor.
- Buh-bye Musical.ly. It’s being merged into a bigger company.
- The hot new revenue stream for music? Fitness.
- The new Microsoft Surface looks pretty good. If you don’t want an iPad…
- Super producer Max Martin now has a musical.
- If you’ve noticed the music in HBO’s Sharp Objects, read this.
- We’re going to need a bigger boat.