Random Music News for Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Is it fall already? I need to put away my white shoes.  And now, in music news…

  1. So why did the Emmys book and then cancel a performance by the Foo Fighters? Because they wouldn’t shorten a Sonic Highways song. (Via Diana)
  2. However, the Foos did get some help on this Rush cover from a dude in Yes. (Via Steve)
  3. Meanwhile, here’s a shot of Frances Bean Cobain at a post-Emmys bash.
  4. There will be a Guns ‘N Roses reunion next year. I just know it.
  5. Deerhoof played a weird gig: they were at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
  6. Brian Wilson–a guy who has had his own issues–has partnered with a mental health awareness campaign.
  7. This pop-up radio station seeks to influence 7 billion people in just seven days.
  8. Spend a few minutes remembering Lady Bo, the “Mother of Rock and Roll.”
  9. The Beatles’ first recording contract just sold for $75,000 at auction.
  10. Bono is going to be part of the Global Citizen Festival. What’s that? Glad you asked.
  11. Drake and Susur Lee are opening a new restaurant together in Toronto.
  12. And then there’s this thing with Drake and LeBron James.
  13. Bagpiper 1, crazy street preacher 0.
  14. Here’s a review of a crucial 83 minutes surrounding the death of Michael Jackson.
  15. Blur bass player Alex James is apparently buddies with British PM David Cameron–and sometimes they get up to no good. Allegedly.
  16. Need a teaser of the new Bond theme from Sam Smith? Okay.
  17. The official(?) Pizza Rat soundtrack.

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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