Random Music News for Thursday, July 30, 2015

It was on this day in 1975 that Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. Sleeping with the fishes? Interred in concrete in a stadium somewhere? No one knows.

This is what I have for music news today.

  1. Ted Nugent says the whole Cecil the Lion debacle is “a complete lie.” But you’d expect that from him, right?
  2. Interesting password help.
  3. Ariana Grande’s dog is now a Coach model.
  4. Cyndi Lauper’s dermatological honesty.
  5. Looking for a fall coat that’s iPhone-friendly? Try this.
  6. Macklemore’s drug relapse.
  7. T-Mobile won’t count the data used by their customers when they stream Apple Music. Damn, that would be a deal… (Via Blair)
  8. Why classical music fans hate iTunes.
  9. Meanwhile, iTunes has been delivering podcasts for ten years now.
  10. And still with Apple: are these their upcoming wireless earbuds?
  11. So some people when down to the pub and Liam Gallagher showed up with a guitar. (Via Hector)
  12. Why are artists getting paid less than they used to by record companies?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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