Random music news for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Family Guy people: It’s Meg Griffin’s birthday (okay, so it’s really Mila Kunis’ birthday). That’s right. It’s a Meg episode. Now let’s take a look at music news for August 14, 2019.

  1. Now Katy Perry has been accused of sexual assault.
  2. And so has Placido Domingo, the opera singer and head of the international music industry body, the IFPI.
  3. Good Canadian reading: All the Rheostatics albums, ranked. (Via Darrin)
  4. Are merch sales more important than money derived from streams? Very possibly.
  5. Ed Sheeran has taken his love for Heinz ketchup to the next level.
  6. Princess Diana: The Musical. It’s real.
  7. Three years after he died, George Michael has sold his house.
  8. There will be no charges against an NYPD commander who ordered that 50 Cent be “shot on sight.”
  9. UK music consumers are really getting into streaming now.
  10. Have you noticed that our appliances are getting more musical? This that a good thing.
  11. How did this happen? I don’t get it. And there are dozens and dozens of ’em!
  12. C’mon, Drake? Seriously?
  13. This is a first: a SLAYER-branded NASCAR car. (Via Tom)
  14. Aerosmith is loving their Las Vegas residency.
  15. If you’re a Metallica fan you missed this, check it out. (Via Michael)
  16. Planning to go to the original site of Woodstock this weekend? Don’t.\

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • August 14, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    Yeah, I’m in the same boat with the funko pops. I know folks who love and hate them and I’m just…baffled. They look really creepy and weird to me. Like the new version of chucky.

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