Random Music News for Thursday, September 10, 2015

The squirrels are back to tease the bull terriers in the back yard. There will be no peace.

And now, the music news.

  1. AC/DC fans have raised enough money in Bon Scott’s hometown to commission a statue.
  2. Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett is releasing his autobiography. Meanwhile, he also spoke at a conference called Big Sound.
  3. Is this the piano of the future?
  4. Apple Music is coming to Apple TV.
  5. Target stores in the US won’t support album releases on Black Friday.
  6. Michael Stipe calls Donald Trump “The Orange Clown.
  7. If you’re in a metal band, here are nine tips from metal experts.
  8. Super Mario turns 30. Here are some cover songs.
  9. A singer from Cameroon is writing songs about “the dangers of the immigration dream.
  10. Bieber haters beware: early word on the Biebster is that he’s in the midst of making a spectacular return.
  11. Remember the story about how Survivor was thinking about suing that anti-gay Kentucky clerk for using “Eye of the Tiger?” Apparently, the whole story is a hoax.
  12. This 11 year-old sounds an awful lot like Billie Holiday.
  13. There’s a reason why a lot of today’s dance records sound the same. Here it is.
  14. Your call: is this groom’s lip-syncing adorable or cringeworthy?
  15. The microphone you can throw and roll around.

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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