Random Music News for Thursday, October 15, 2015

Is this Canadian election campaign over yet? Jeebus… In music news, this is what I’ve got today.

  1. Wait: You mean Justin Bieber has been banned in the Middle East?
  2. Flavor Flav has pleaded guilty to a 2014 traffic issue.
  3. Would you like to own any of this memorabilia? It’s all for sale.
  4. Ariana Grande and Andrea Bocelli, together at last.
  5. The X Factor musical genius test.
  6. Elvis Costello and the Top of the Pops curse.
  7. Here are 15 tips for artists new to the music industry.
  8. Where did Skype get its iconic call sound? Glad you asked.
  9. John Berg, the designer of many, many famous album covers (including Born to Run) has died.
  10. So is Fiddy bankrupt or not?
  11. This Justin Bieber news makes me sad.
  12. Creed’s Scott Stapp is going to try to relaunch his music career.
  13. When bands meet brands and make big money.
  14. Another profile on Max Martin, the greatest pop producer of our era.
  15. Here’s another hip hop TV show. What hath Empire wrought?
  16. Meanwhile, Showtime has order a series from Cameron Crowe called Roadies.
  17. Jane Fonda says she used to go skinny dipping with Michael Jackson.
  18. A mother-son rap duo? Yep.
  19. Relax, Dolly Parton fans. It’s not cancer; it was kidney stones.

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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