Random Music News for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

When I landed in Singapore last night, I went from plane to immigration to luggage to the taxi is 13 MINUTES. Best airport in the world. SUCK IT, Pearson.

  1. Spotify and Starbucks are joining together to create “a next generation ecosystem.” Whatever that is, I’m sure involves a lot of sincere dudes playing acoustic guitars.
  2. Is British Airways trying to be the world’s favourite airline for music? If so, Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Atlantic are going to be mighty pissed.
  3. What do you do with a person like Mariah (Carey)? The woman needs to rehearse. (Via Tom)
  4. Seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet? Here’s the story behind the guitarist known as The Doof.
  5. When Prince suddenly decides he wants to play a show in Toronto, he plays a show in Toronto.
  6. Ever been to the Soho area of London? It’s a place with a long history of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.
  7. How can we make better chicken nuggets? With Mozart. Wait–what?
  8. Here’s another great story about the Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” following the death of singer Jack Ely. Silly FBI.
  9. Apparently we almost lost Taylor Swift during a video shoot.
  10. Lorde has bounced her manager, the guy who discovered her. Think that’s a good idea?
  11. Not music related, but did you learn to use a mouse in Windows by playing Solitaire? If you did, read this.
  12. Thinking about heading to a music festival as a vacation? Here are a couple of suggestions.
  13. How do you turn Kanye West into a children’s book?  Like this.
  14. In trouble with the law? Jay Z just might bail you out–if he thinks your cause is just.

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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