Random Music News for Thursday, March 26, 2015

Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, turns 42 today. I’ve done nothing with my life.

  1. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are going to be hit with big taxes now that the law has changed in New Jersey.
  2. Iggy Azalea bought this house in LA.
  3. Some of the world’s biggest DJs want to you know about the ringing in their ears.
  4. The Taylor Swift doppelganger.
  5. All stand for the new Oprah anthem.
  6. Damn, “Happy Birthday” is an expensive song.  VERY expensive.
  7. Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney’s shoulder is NOT healing very quickly. Asian dates have been cancelled.
  8. Peter Hook plans to perform all 48 Joy Division songs during a single show.
  9. An Elvis Costello autobiography is coming in October. THIS I wanna see.
  10. Empire (the TV show) vs. Empire (the record distribution company): this is an interesting legal situation.
  11. Jay Z is on a real expansion tear with his acquisition of streaming music service Tidal.
  12. The Prism Music Prize gala is coming up in Toronto on Sunday. These are the finalists for the best Canadian music video of the year.
  13. Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is staging another Fear FestEvil. Details here.
  14. The Beastie Boys have beat a Paul’s Boutique-related lawsuit.
  15. Timesuck: a Britney Spears word search.

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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