Random Music News for Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ronald Reagan’s “We begin bombing in five minutes” radio flub happened on this day in 1984. And now, in music news…

  1. Apple’s Jimmy Iovine was interviewed by Wired. He has some interesting observations.
  2. Apple’s Beats 1 “replay” feature. Why can’t terrestrial radio do this? Oh, right. Copyright and streaming fees…
  3. Internet radio is bigger than Facebook. Wait–what?
  4. Here’s a good story on U2’s history of activism.
  5. And here’s a history of Prince fighting against record companies and various contracts.
  6. Another good story: Kid Rock before he was famous.
  7. How the Proclaimers wrote their biggest song.
  8. Dance culture is suffering in the UK. The number of clubs is dropping–and fast. (Via Chris)
  9. Yes, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson is a very, very good pilot.
  10. A coffee table book featuring pictures of metalheads from around the world? Order now.
  11. Another reason to hate Adam Levine.
  12. A 13 year-old boy was hurt at a Taylor Swift concert.

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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