Random Music News for Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Happy fourth anniversary, Prince William and Princess Kate! You’ll excuse me if I didn’t buy you anything.  The traditional gift is fruit and flowers while the modern one is appliances. I figured you’re covered for both.

  1. Live Nation has bought a controlling interest in Bonnaroo. This will be interesting.
  2. Yeah, about that reboot of The Osbournes VH1 was thinking about…
  3. Cher is backing son Chas has be shoots for political office.
  4. Here are more rehearsal bits as U2 warms up for their tour in Vancouver. (Via Larry)
  5. Meanwhile, ticket sales for this roadtrip are…well, there’s no other word for it: sluggish. (Larry again)
  6. Sam Smith hemorrhaged his vocal cords.
  7. The youngest member of the Partridge Family has died.
  8. Nitrous oxide has been banned from Glastonbury.
  9. Axl Rose tried to stop those executions of convicted drug smugglers in Indonesia–but he was too late.
  10. Queens of the Stone Age has started a charity that aids musicians in need.
  11. Stevie Wonder really likes the Tesla S–but no one’s gonna let him drive one. I hope.
  12. Noel Gallagher admits that he doesn’t wear underwear onstage. You’re welcome.

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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