Random Music News for Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Did you notice that every date this week is a palindrome?

  1. Have we reached a critical point in the adoption of streaming music? It’s starting to look like it.
  2. The story of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s drummer and her recovery from brain surgery.
  3. You know that American Idol has been canceled, right? But not until NEXT year.
  4. The future of radio: the glass is actually half full. More, really. See?
  5. What is Thom Yorke doing on the cover of an Iranian book on relationship advice and sex problems?
  6. That’s DOCTOR Kanye, mister.
  7. Meanwhile, Kanye was videoed being driven away in a $17,000 Hyundai. Behold his embarrassment.
  8. How music can be used to treat autism.
  9. Why is Metallica’s Lars Ulrich wearing a thong?
  10. Yes, Paul McCartney played a high school graduation party. Here’s how that came to pass.
  11. Warner music just made more money from streaming in the last quarter than they did from downloads.
  12. Fox’s Empire will feature Lenny Kravitz in season two.
  13. Apple is out to save the forests of China,
  14. And speaking of Apple, here’s how they might tease their upcoming streaming service.

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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