Random Music News for Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sixty years ago today, the Warsaw Pact was formed.

  1. You’ve heard that Guitar Hero is coming back, right? Here’s an initial list of songs for the game.
  2. Got time to hear Billy Corgan talk about wrestling? Try this podcast. (Via Brent)
  3. A lucid Scott Stapp talks about his life-threatening meltdown last year.
  4. Drumming is all fun and games until someone loses some teeth.
  5. Justin Bieber has expressed more shame for his behaviour. He’s doing this, what, like once a week now? (Via Tom)
  6. This music producer has been sentenced to ten years for fraud.
  7. Here’s a look at the merch U2 is selling starting tonight on the Innocence + Experience tour. (Via Larry)
  8. Here’s what killed American Idol: wimpy white dudes with guitars.
  9. Does Psy know about The Worst Toy Ever™?
  10. Here’s more on what Apple may offer with their upcoming streaming music service.
  11. Beyonce is backing Hillary. No real surprise there.
  12. Things are not going well for Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi. Okay, ex-Bon Jovi.
  13. Paul McCartney is all in favour of an Oasis reunion.
  14. But could Oasis reform without Noel? Craziness.
  15. Is Rihanna actually cosplaying Super Mario characters? Here’s evidence.
  16. Pink will not be bullied by Internet trolls. No one should be. They’re trolls. Don’t feed them. Ever.
  17. When there’s a horrific train derailment, be careful about asking for your lost violin.

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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