Random Music News for Thursday, August 6, 2015

We’ll be hearing a lot about the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima today.

Meanwhile, in music news…

  1. Supertramp’s Rick Davies is battling cancer.
  2. Rush’s (apparent) farewell tour did big, big box office.
  3. How radio explains America.
  4. Ten 7-inch singles from Chess Records that helped shape modern music.
  5. Watch a (very) brief teaser for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming HBO rock’n’roll drama, Vinyl.
  6. WARNING: These will be among the most awkward things you will see all week. Or maybe all month. (Blame Tom)
  7. Dine Alone Records has a free summer sampler of music for all.
  8. This legendary musician is in poor health, but finances dictate that he keep on touring. (Via Larry)
  9. Former Owl City guitarist is not going to be popular in prison.
  10. Did China rip off Frozen for its 2022 Olympic theme song?

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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