Random Music News for Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Pet peeve: When I ask for a glass of water at a restaurant, don’t put a straw in it. I hate that.

  1. Was Whitney Houston blackmailed over some kind of lesbian affair?
  2. Is the concept of the music video vixen dead?
  3. How streaming music services are remaking the pop charts.
  4. The Foo Fighters are seriously thinking about Sonic Highways, Part 2.
  5. Yes, there’s now Kanye West ice cream.
  6. And for Kanye’s birthday party, Kimmy has rented the entire Staples Centre.
  7. Snoop Dogg is suing a beer company. “You owe me money!”
  8. Elton John played the Hitler card. That’s never a good idea.
  9. Here’s a gallery of statutes of famous people, including musicians. For some of these you’ll ask “What were they thinking?”
  10. If you’re going to honour a musician by naming a road after them, make sure you spell their name right.
  11. NWA is coming back!
  12. Here’s an oral history of the Bonnaroo music festival.

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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