Random Music News for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Back to Singapore today. Goodbye, orang-utans of Kota Kinabalu!

  1. Did you know that video games are bringing classical music to a whole new generation of music fans? It’s true. Apparently.
  2. And did you know that classical music relaxes cats while AC/DC makes them tense? The science is in!
  3. Here’s the lineup for the 30th anniversary Rock in Rio event.
  4. Fun with logos! Can you match these logos to the musicians they represent?
  5. And can you identify these bands by nothing more than their silhouettes?
  6. Steven Tyler has gone solo. He’s also signed to Taylor Swift’s label/management company.
  7. This person got a Grammy for a 44 second tune.
  8. These people are the Top 10 music gig poster artists in Toronto. (Via Robb)
  9. This is how you help someone when they get nervous performing a national anthem.
  10. Do you have “exploding head syndrome?” It’s a thing. Really.
  11. Dave Brockie’s father has sued GWAR over his son’s remains. This is weird. Then again, this is GWAR.
  12. Good news:  BB King says he’s ready to leave hospital.
  13. DOA has launched Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new album. They’re already halfway there.
  14. Elvis Costello and Steely Dan touring together? I’m in…
  15. Twisted Sister finally decides that they’re really not going to take it anymore after 40 years.
  16. Fido phones now come with Spotify for two years.

 

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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