Random Music News for Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It was on this day in 1966 that GM answered Ford’s Mustang with the Camaro. Did you know it was originally called the Panther? And now, music news…

  1. That surprise Drake/Future album sold 334,000 copies in the US in its first week. That’s a good number for this day and age.
  2. The Simpsons vs. Abbey Road. Wait for it. Wait…wait…BOOM! (Via Tom)
  3. Justin Bieber holds forth on…tacos?  (More Tom)
  4. If you’re a guitarist, this new invention will allow you to play “impossible music.” (Tom again)
  5. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor’s scream is going to end up on Dr. Who.
  6. The Rocky Horror Picture Show used to be subversive. Forty years later, it’s mainstream.
  7. Here’s why some music videos are going to start disappearing from YouTube.
  8. A co-founder of Sub Pop has a new digital music venture.
  9. One of Axl’s Guns ‘N Roses guitarists was seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash.
  10. U2 is coming to Rock Band.
  11. Metallers Ghost are looking to hire nuns to serve booze at upcoming shows. Want to apply? [Note: You don’t actually have to be a nun.]
  12. We’ve heard this before, but just to reiterate: Some Kurt Cobain demos will be released this fall.
  13. The founder of The Pirate Bay is out of prison after three years. Now what will he do?
  14. Blue Rodeo has released “a modern-day protest song.” (Via Larry)

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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