Random Music News for Thursday, October 29, 2015

This is the latest we can possibly have the change back to standard time. Damn, it’s dark in the morning. Now, some music news.

  1. Bono clucks like a chicken. Here’s what I mean by that. (Via Larry)
  2. Phil Collins has unretired. Oh, dear.
  3. Noel Gallagher and daughter: film buffs.
  4. Wanna see some celebrity bathrooms?
  5. The Tupac bio-pic: There’s a $10 million lawsuit.
  6. Is Apple thinking about a $30 million sponsorship for an Adele tour?
  7. Britney Spears and Celine Dion are at war in Las Vegas.
  8. Michael Jackson’s estate is contemplating a big-money buyout.
  9. Interesting: Could messaging apps harm or even kill streaming music services?
  10. The leader of a Brooklyn band did something he shouldn’t have with some duct tape. Now he’s been arrested.
  11. Dumb Internet radio copyright issues explained. Not all have to do with Canada, but this does affect the industry in general.
  12. Rolling Stone has a good interview with Florence Welch.
  13. Here’s more cool Record Store Day stuff.
  14. In case you haven’t noticed, YouTube Red isn’t available in Canada. Of course it isn’t.
  15. And while we’re on the subject, there’s a new vinyl NIN vinyl box coming for RSD.
  16. Want to make friends faster? Sing.
  17. And if you’ve got a crying baby, singing works way better than talking.
  18. Jimi Hendrix’s London flat will soon be open to the public.
  19. Wow! A genuine tractor beam! And it uses sound.

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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