Random Music News for Thursday, July 23 2015

I think I saw my first “back to school” flyer. This is depressing.  Let’s distract ourselves with some music news.

  1. Question of the day: Why do people mosh?
  2. How to be loved and followed like a rock star. (Lessons from U2.)
  3. Music magazines are dead, right? Not so fast
  4. Blink-182 is recording an album with Matt Skiba.
  5. Interesting casting request for the Ghostbusters reboot: they need metalheads.
  6. Babymetal is metal and that’s that. Let us debate this no more.
  7. This is fun: a collection of tweets by rich and famous DJs complaining about how poorly they’re treated.
  8. Bon Jovi has been booked to perform at the Singapore F1 race in September. Jimmy Cliff, too.
  9. Here’s an interesting book that will go down well with people who remember Britpop. Some good pictures here.
  10. The guitarist for metal band After the Burial has been found dead.
  11. Drake has been served with a cease-and-desist order–but not for anything you night guess.
  12. There is now a magazine for YouTubers. This might make you feel old.
  13. Speaking of which, here are some old hipsters being reviewed by new hipsters.
  14. Interesting: the average Spotify user discovers 26 new artists every month.
  15. Why do your ears pop?
  16. Moby to Nicki Minaj: Shut up.
  17. Sinead O’Connor has canceled her summer tour over health concerns.

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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