Random music news for Thursday, July 18, 2019

The speaking tour continues. Tonight I’m in Kamloops. If you’re in the area, come on out. Details here.

  1. Give it up, Woodstock 50. Just give up. The festival is not gonna happen. I know it. You know it. Everybody knows it.
  2. How big is metal in Finland? One percent of the population turned out to see Metallica.
  3. Sony, one of the three major labels, just bulked up.
  4. West Palm Beach, Florida, has weaponized “Baby Shark” against the homeless.
  5. “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol was played on British radio more than any other song over the last twenty years.
  6. More rare Beatles photos.
  7. Wanna buy Dr. Dre’s house? It’s for sale.
  8. A woman who was injured by a thrown beer bottle at a Drake concert in 2016 is now suing…Drake!
  9. Apple’s move into original podcasts has a lot of people talking. See?
  10. AC/DC is back on Facebook for the first time in two years with this post.
  11. This Toronto startup is testing an app that will allow a dance crowd vote on which song the DJ should play next.
  12. Is this how we’ll stream music one day? Don’t count it out.
  13. There’s a new horror movie called Death Metal. Interested in crowdfunding it?
  14. A new survey says that kids in the US and the UK would rather be YouTube stars than astronauts.

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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