Random Music News for Thursday, March 12, 2015

I have two dogs. The snow is melting.  My back yard is being revealed as a toxic waste dump. Do not go there.

  1. Slipknot guitarist Mick Thompson got into a knife fight with his brother. No, it did not end well. (Via Tom)
  2. Megadeth is auditioning for a new guitarist. Good luck.
  3. Amanda Palmer is making $25,000 per song. Wait–what?
  4. Do the record labels really understand the value of music?
  5. The lawyer for Marvin Gaye’s family explains how he won the “Blurred Lines”/”Got to Give It Up” case.
  6. Here’s the case explained by a lawyer.
  7. Here’s an interview with Rush about their long involvement with Junos charities.
  8. There will be an appeal in the “Blurred Lines”/”Got to Give It Up” trial. No kidding…
  9. Meanwhile, the Gaye family wants all sales of “Blurred Lines” to stop.
  10. Google to take on Sonos with their thermostat. Sort of.
  11. You’ll be able to stream the 2015 Junos Red Carpet and backstage lounges this weekend. Go here.
  12. McDonald’s is going to pay their SXSW performers after all.
  13. Alberta down declares dancing emergency. Puts the call out for Kevin Bacon to save them. (Via Danny)
  14. What if Notorious B.I.G. had been a dinosaur? (Danny again)
  15. Adele’s 21 is now officially the second-biggest selling album in Canada in the Soundscan era, moving 1.49 million copies. Only Shania Twain’s Come On Over has sold more (about 2 million).

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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