Random Music News for Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time to leave Singapore for Kuala Lumpur where the Yellow Shirts and the Red Shirts are battling each other in the streets over…something. Riot police have been dispatched. I didn’t sign up for this.

Meanwhile, in music news…

  1. Mice sing to each other in songs of seduction. Hey, it’s science.
  2. Liam Gallagher is back in family court. Talk about baggage. When he runs out of money, he’ll plead for an Oasis reunion. Shouldn’t be much longer…
  3. Lady Gaga’s stylist wants to dress you. (Er, no thanks.)
  4. Interesting theory: are we reaching the end of EDM?
  5. Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider remembers the PRMC 30 years later.
  6. You want silence? THIS is silence! (Subwavelength total acoustic absorption with degenerate resonators) (Via Tom)
  7. Well, this is an interesting cover.
  8. Keef says there will be a new Rolling Stones album.
  9. This guy doesn’t like the Straight Outta Compton movie much.
  10. MySpace is doing well, thank you. No, really.
  11. I think I predicted this: Apple Music is giving a boost to other streaming services, including Spotify.
  12. Speaking of which, there’s an announcement coming from Beats 1 on Friday. I predict more Beats radio channels.
  13. Meanwhile, YouTube music is growing at a rate of 60%. Everyone else can suck it.
  14. The war between Katy Perry and the nuns continues.
  15. The next time you fly through Dubai, you can attend a gig at DXB.
  16. Ricky Gervais will release an album as David Bent. This should be weird.

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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