Random Music News for Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fifty-five years ago today, To Kill a Mockingbird was published.  Meanwhile, here’s your roundup of music news for Saturday.

  1. Yet another movie about the Clash? Okay.
  2. U2 has a new short film starring Woody Harrelson. (Via Larry)
  3. Interesting: Apple Music costs just $2/month in India. Local market forces, you know?
  4. Yamaha is about to release some really cool retro-looking synthesizers.
  5. Thirty years ago, Live Aid had a plan to send Mick Jagger into space. Wait–what?
  6. Want a role on Fox’s Empire? Here’s your chance.
  7. Yet another stage fall. People: let’s be careful out there.
  8. Wait: Is that Drake? No!  It’s…it’s…Oprah?
  9. This is really kinda cool: Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is hosting something he calls Nerd Nites. Hell, I’d go to one of them.
  10. Speaking of Rivers, that proposed TV show on his life has been junked. Fox passed on it.
  11. X guitarist Billy Zoom has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.
  12. Ed Sheeran wants everyone to know about his Wembley Stadium tattoo.
  13. Paula Cole is suing Dawson’s Creek over her big song.
  14. Katy Perry is just now launching a Left Shark phone case? Isn’t it a bit late to cash in on the Super Bowl?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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