Random Music News for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On the way back from Dublin. Total whiskey brands sampled: 27.  Does that mean I have a problem?

  1. Shad had some comments about what he sees as Canada’s racism problem.
  2. The Veld Music Festival returns to Toronto this summer. Your headliner: Deadmau5.
  3. Kanye West wants to the “Robin Hood of fashion.” Whatever, dude.
  4. This music-focused Swedish beer maker is selling shares to the general public.
  5. BBC Radio 1 denies that Madonna has been banned from the station because she’s too old.
  6. This man is listening to 168 straight hours of Nickelback. It’s a charity thing, not any kind of mental disorder. I think. (Via Tom)
  7. Mick Jagger has a noisy neighbour. He also hates kids on his lawn.
  8. Are you a singer? Here’s how to hit the high notes every time.
  9. Aw.  Baby North West has his own bulletproof vest.
  10. Bobbi Kristina was not in good shape drug-wise before they found her in the bathroom.
  11. Drake’s surprise album sets a record for most streams in a week.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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