Random Music News for Saturday, May 30, 2015

Home at last. The dogs seem to remember me.

  1. Tidal, Jay Z’s streaming music program is a disaster because (a) Jay Z and his posse of artists pissed off the public from the start; (b) the company keeps pissing off the public on weekly basis. For example
  2. Meanwhile, this ducky remix of “Single Ladies” will probably piss off Beyonce.
  3. “Mumford and Sons” and “gossip”: two things that seldom go together. But here’s an exception.
  4. U2 played a club show in LA where they played a bunch of hits for about 500 people.
  5. Speaking of which, what’s this about a fake Bono performing in LA?
  6. Maynard James Keenan now has a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Best not ask him about when the new Tool album will be out, then.
  7. So the rumoured Oasis reunion is off again?
  8. Why the term “indie” usually means “bullshit.”
  9. Did Joni Mitchell suffer a brain aneurysm? Is that why she was admitted to hospital and is now in rehab? This continues to look grim.
  10. Wait: Taylor Swift is sponsoring an Indy car? Shouldn’t she be more NASCAR than anything?

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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