Random music news for Thursday, July 25, 2019

The speaking tour is over–for now, anyway–so I’m flying back home today. Let’s do this again. Meanwhile, here’s some music news for July 24, 2019.

  1. New Beastie Boys-branded Adidas sneakers.
  2. What is the future of audio media? That’s an excellent question.
  3. You can rent this place where Jay Z and Beyonce once stayed. It’s only US$1 million a month.
  4. A great history lesson on the contributions of RCA.
  5. What does climate change sound like? Maybe like this.
  6. Liam Gallagher is going to go unplugged for MTV UK.
  7. Let’s stop being nostalgic about Woodstock, shall we?
  8. Western Stars, a film co-directed by Bruce Springsteen, will debut at the Toronto Internation Film Festival.
  9. Speaking of films, this doc called Punk is coming to Canada.
  10. Paul McCartney is going to release an album of material from his soundchecks.
  11. R Kelly’s “crisis manager” has quit.
  12. Damn kids! Let the adults wear these t-shirts.
  13. AC/DC has just released a special 40th-anniversary edition of Back in Black.
  14. Wanna buy a “Like a Virgin” demo?
  15. And there’s more news on Madge here.
  16. This sounds cool but it will look very weird.
  17. Teen rapper Tay-K has been sentenced to 55 years in jail.
  18. Taylor Swift has another stalker. Good thing this guy was arrested/

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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