Random Music News for Wednesday, August 19, 2015

If you were in Southern Ontario ten years ago today, you might remember all the vicious storms that swept across the reason. The called it the “Toronto Supercell.” Now that you’re up to date on weather history, here’s the music news.

  1. The only reason I’m posting this link is because of the band’s name: Vulvodynia. They do things differently in South Africa.
  2. Band meeting! Flight of the Conchords are writing a movie.
  3. Deadmau5 just bought a Tesla to go with his new Lamborghini.
  4. This dog is NOT a fan of The Beatles.
  5. This is good: a history of Dr. Dre.
  6. Do you have trouble getting your kid out of bed in the morning? Try the jazz band approach.
  7. Some good music history here: 10 notable rock’n’roll managers. Weird dudes, all of them.
  8. Need some vinyl records pressed? Try Vinylify.
  9. In a band? Here’s why you need to some pre-production before you go into the studio.
  10. Rod Stewart got stuck with a nasty bar tab.
  11. Jennifer Hudson = Aretha Franklin? Maybe for the bio-pic.
  12. Bruce Dickinson has something to say about his cancer.
  13. Someone called the cops on Madonna’s 57th birthday party. Too much noise.
  14. And Lady Gaga has a bloody pool party.
  15. How many people are giving up on Apple Music during the trial? That many? Apple says “No way!”
  16. After the release of Straight Outta Compton, some past deeds have come back to bite Dr. Dre.
  17. Spotify has named their most influential musicians under the age of 25.
  18. Here’s Rolling Stone’s Top 100 songwriters of all time.

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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