Random music news for Thursday, August 15, 2019

Eighty years ago today, a film called The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood. Fifty years ago, the original Woodstock got going. It was reported like this. Moving to music news for August 15, 2019…

  1. I was a guest on a podcast that talks about “midlife playlists.” You should have a listen.
  2. Guns N’ Roses has settled a legal matter with the makers of Guns ‘N’ Rosé wine.
  3. I really wouldn’t want to be Jimmy Page’s neighbour. Here’s why.
  4. A good read: How different genres of rock handle sex and sexuality.
  5. It’s been revealed that Keith Flint had massive debts before he killed himself.
  6. A new exhibition on The Clash’s London Calling album is coming to London later this year.
  7. DJs in spaaaaaaaaace.
  8. Spotify has some new analytics for podcasters.
  9. MTV has announced that they won’t take Michael Jackson’s name off their Video Vanguard award.
  10. Cops seized a LOT of illegal drugs that were on their way to a BC music festival.
  11. Half of US teens get their news from YouTube.
  12. How long will it take you to get the joke behind this story: “Band Blows Entire Spotify Royalty Check On Cocaine.” Hah.
  13. This video of Anthony Hopkins rocking out to thrash metal might give you nightmares. (Via Tom)
  14. Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation has entered into a new deal with the NFL.
  15. This week’s episode of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock and Metal bands is a little different. See?

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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