Random Music News for Thursday, March 5, 2015

Happy birthday, ZX81!

  1. Bob Dylan speaks--to the American Association of Retire People. (Via Larry)
  2. This is why Apple shares are at near record levels.
  3. And then there’s this: Apple and HBO are close to some kind of Netflix-like streaming deal.
  4. Don’t stop believin’ in karaoke!
  5. Mike Tyson fell asleep during a double date with Madonna.
  6. Settle down, people. Ringo Starr did NOT admit that Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike.
  7. This Robin Thicke/Marvin Gaye “Blurred Lines” trial is fascinating. How did Thicke make so much money for a song he didn’t write?
  8. Left Shark merchandise. Thanks, Katy Perry!
  9. Not so fast, Jay Z
  10. Frontman throws boiling water at fans. Not very polite, right?
  11. A forensic artist predicts what the children Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney will have will look like.
  12. David Bowie bought a bunch of masks of himself.
  13. A new band from Calgary has been banned in Ohio because of their name. Really?  Someone would be upset at this?
  14. Is Suge Knight going blind in prison?
  15. Why you need to thank your grandparents for Iggy Pop.
  16. Here’s more information on my newest musical venture, Major League Mixes.

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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