Random Music News for Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On this day in 1880, the world heard the first performance of an anthem called “O Canada.”

  1. Deadmau5 has settled his copyright beef with Mickey Mouse.
  2. New Order is about to release their first album in ten years
  3. …and look out for a series of David Bowie box sets.
  4. Producer Nile Rodgers went busking in London and almost no one noticed. He did, however, make about 20 bucks.
  5. Marilyn Manson talks about his failed marriage.
  6. Should you take your baby to a music festival? Many mothers do.
  7. Someone is mapping the sounds of Britain.
  8. How Beats maximizes cheap hardware for luxury appeal (and profits).
  9. Using the music of Roy Orbison for anti-social behaviour.
  10. The Shat is on a new motorcycle excursion–and it’s pretty crazy.
  11. Is Ozzy about to form a supergroup with Tom Morello, Geezer Butler and Slash?
  12. HMV has started selling CDs and vinyl online for the first time in about two years.
  13. Here’s how the 11 songwriters of “Uptown Funk” share $2 million.
  14. Sorry, Neil Young. Donald Trump is legally entitled to use “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
  15. Keith Richards’ granddaughter is an up-and-coming supermodel.
  16. Diddy says that his fight with that UCLA football coach was “purely defensive.” (He was arrested, you know…)

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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