Random Music News for Saturday, June 27, 2015

I’m supposed play in a baseball tournament today, something I haven’t done in a decade. Wish me luck.

  1. Here are some great shots of Courtney Love’s encounter with the anti-Uber protests in France.
  2. Michael Jackson’s estate has made $2 billion since he died.
  3. Here’s an interesting interview with Jack Antonoff of Bleachers.
  4. The highest-paid couple in music? NOT Jay Z and Beyonce. Maybe.
  5. Musicians choose their favourite books and writers.
  6. Watch a wooden flute being born.
  7. When Obama sang “Amazing Grace” at the Charleston funeral of the pastor that was gunned down, Twitter went wild.
  8. Unlike Norway, Sweden isn’t in a big hurry to transition from FM to digital radio.
  9. Things are still not going well for Joni Mitchell and her health.
  10. Here’s a list of works hated by the people who composed them.
  11. Here’s why touring can really, really suck.
  12. Which famous band should perform at your wedding?

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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