Random Music News for Saturday, June 6, 2015

Remind me to phone my mom about her birthday.

  1. Here’s a story on how U2 is coping with all the tragedies that have befallen them lately.
  2. It looks like Tame Impala may have been royally ripped off.
  3. Mark E. Smith (he of the Fall) is probably very pleased that he has a terrible singing voice in this instance.
  4. The guy who sued the Grateful Dead remembers what it was like,
  5. You think today’s lyrics are bad? How soon we forget.
  6. Could your voice be used to identify disease?
  7. YouTube has a new tool that allows artists track what users are uploading. And YouTube can tell artists in which country they’re most popular.
  8. Metallica has a new a 50-CD (!!!) box set.
  9. Here’s another reason to hate One Direction.
  10. Apple is apparently thinking of taking less of a cut when it comes to the App Store and iTunes.
  11. How far will Empire take Fox into the world of hip hop? Further than we might think.
  12. What’s it like to the voice of a Disney character? Find out here.

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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