Random Music News for Saturday, June 20, 2015

Flying home from London today. Tell the dogs I’ll be home soon.

  1. This is the biggest tattoo idiot in the world. Click here and you’ll see why.
  2. Are we nearing the end of music apps?
  3. Bieber and Usher face a big plagiarism lawsuit.
  4. Deadmau5 doesn’t want to be a musical, so he’s called the lawyers.
  5. Wow, Michael Hutchence’s daughter looks like…Michael Hutchence.
  6. Why is the UK giving money to Ethiopia’s version of  Spice Girls?
  7. Gig canceled because of a seagull attack. You read that right.
  8. John Legend accepted $300,000 for a gig. That really pissed off some people.
  9. Did rap drive this young rugby player to suicide?
  10. A girl who’d been in a coma for nine months awakened by Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”
  11. Black Labbath. Not what you think. (Via Tom)
  12. The BBC thinks that upwards of 20 million people will watch their coverage from Glastonbury next week.
  13. The TSA at LAX hates Britney Spears.
  14. Taylor Swift won’t let Apple Music stream her songs.
  15. Here’s Eddie Van Halen talking about his various addictions
  16. …and Sammy Hagar thinks Eddie is some kind of liar.
  17. Ed Sheeran: Secretly Canadian?

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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