Random Music News for Saturday, May 9, 2015

Still working on flushing out that goddamn kidney stone.  This is NOT fun.

  1. The lawsuit against Led Zeppelin over “Stairway to Heaven” will go ahead. Isn’t there a statute of limitations on these things?
  2. Spotify’s revenues are over a billion dollars–and they’re still losing money.
  3. GWAR WAR! The lead singer has been kicked out.
  4. Sonos has won a legal battle against a patent troll.
  5. This is why Noel Gallagher is the last great rock star. But not everyone agrees.
  6. The Telegraph has a great gallery of Beatles photos.
  7. Where have all the great TV theme songs gone?
  8. Commercial radio is doing very well in the UK, thank you.
  9. Two intense Canadian bands, METZ and Viet Cong, got a nice shoutout from the Guardian in the UK.
  10. Looking to make some new complex beats? Try the Rhythm Necklace for iOS.
  11. The Silent Choir. They really are silent. So how can they be a choir? Like this.

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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