Random Music News for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I just counted: I have to remember 11 different passwords for working online. Time to find a solution. Meanwhile, here’s today’s music news.

  1. Your iPad can now be used as a sperm tester. Wait–what?
  2. Ghostface Killah vs. Action Bronson. Guess who wins?
  3. Katy Perry vs. the nuns. Guess who wins this one?
  4. An orchestra adopts a “pay what you think” approach.
  5. ISIS has now declared war on WiFi.
  6. Kanye West, museum exhibit.
  7. Another musician gets an honorary doctorate.
  8. Evanescence is about to make a comeback.
  9. Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins are set to star in The Loudest Silent Movie on Earth. Huh?
  10. Justin Bieber is no longer a fugitive in Argentina. They don’t want him, either.
  11. US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders once recorded a folk album. Here’s proof.
  12. Does Blur always have to play “Song 2” in concert? Here’s why I ask.
  13. Did I mention that music streaming is up 127% in Canada?
  14. This is my idea of hell. One of them, anyway.
  15. David Beckham: what a guy.
  16. Minor league baseball has offered an apology for an unscheduled musical performance by Corey Feldman.
  17. Apple Music seems to be attracting a lot of first-time music streamers. Tim Cook says the “audience is in the millions.”

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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