Random Music News for Thursday, November 12, 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee offered a modest proposal for something he called the World Wide Web. And thanks to him, I can deliver you the music news in this fashion.

  1. The next guy to write his memoirs? Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. It’ll be out next year.
  2. Meanwhile, the new Tom Petty biography is getting some pretty good reviews.
  3. What’s wrong with people in Iowa?
  4. How global cooling was good for violinists. (Go to the last paragraph.)
  5. U2, getting ready for their Paris concert film. (Via Michael)
  6. America’s last great CD dealer.
  7. This is a great explanation of how streaming is closer to radio listening than it is selling downloads.
  8. The death toll in the Bucharest metal concert fire is now up to 51. Three of the four members of Goodbye to Gravity, the band that was playing when the fire broke out, are now dead.
  9. Taylor Swift has settled a legal issue with a clothing company.
  10. A Beatle has died. One you may have completely forgotten.
  11. Here are the richest hip hop artists of 2015.
  12. An HD streaming music service has gone bust. Don’t worry. I hadn’t heard of it, either.

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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