Random Music News for Tuesday, November 17, 2015

While things are still tense in Paris and Europe, there is other music news to be had.

  1. There’s a sensational murder trial in Australia regarding a punk fan that was stabbed 73 times.
  2. This is just for Michael Jackson fans.
  3. Well, this is a weird Miley Cyrus hack.
  4. Is Tool touring next year? Looks like it.
  5. Radio geeks might find this interesting: How radio choose what music to play.
  6. Weird science: sharks prefer metal. (Via Tom)
  7. Lost in the Rdio story: Microsoft is killing Zune. (Wait: It was still operating?)
  8. Because it’s Tuesday, you might want to watch a moshing toddler to help you get through the day.
  9. Listening to your favourite song? Look what happens to your eyes.
  10. Looking for YouTube’s new streaming music in Canada? Nope. Not here. Of course.
  11. Speaking of which, do record labels make more from the sale of vinyl than they do from YouTube?
  12. Safe harbour: a new battleground for the music industry.

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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