Random Music News for Tuesday, March 17, 2015

No, I do NOT want to play Candy Crush Saga with you. Ever. STOP ASKING.

  1. The Pixies are touring with Robert Plant? An interesting combination, no?
  2. And System of a Down are going on tour again!
  3. U2 was spotted a funeral of a prominent Irish DJ. (Larry)
  4. Dan Ackroyd has announced the creation of a Blues Brothers record label. (Tom)
  5. Looks like Kanye is headlining Glastonbury.
  6. Here’s a gallery of 46 really strange guitars.
  7. These were the 14 raunchiest jokes from the Justin Bieber Comedy Central roast. Now you don’t have to watch it.
  8. Forget about Sinead O’Connor ever performing “Nothing Compares to U” again.
  9. Thom Wilson, who produced records for The Offspring and The Dead Kennedys, has died.
  10. Drake: the podcast.
  11. And speaking of Drake, what’s the problem with his documentary? Isn’t supposed to come out now any second?
  12. How much ink does it take to cover a Mariah Carey tattoo? At least 30 hours’ worth. And the pain doesn’t stop there.
  13. From the world of rock’n’roll real estate, here’s what Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics has bought.
  14. Apple and streaming TV? Looks like it.

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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