Random Music News for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

With two dogs, I’ve pretty much given up on having grass in the back yard this year–unless anyone know a way around urine burn.

  1. Henry Rollins, children’s performer. Wait–what?
  2. Oh, great. ANOTHER music awards show.
  3. Radio + music videos = Vadio. Seriously.
  4. Here are more hints about what Apple’s new music app will look like.
  5. A new type of sound system can help watch over elderly people.
  6. In addition to Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys and Chris Rock will appear on the second season of Empire.
  7. Billy Corgan thinks the music industry is run by a bunch of “feckless idiots.”
  8. J.Lo in Vegas. Nope. Still not going.
  9. Black Sabbath drummer (ex-drummer?) Bill Ward understands that Ozzy fans hate him.
  10. Here’s a good article from an American perspective on the Blur reunion.
  11. The Beatles’ “Let It Be” and Sgt. Pepper are now part of a British education curriculum.
  12. Stephen Hawking is set to appear at Glastonbury. No joke. Now all we need is Neil Degrasse Tyson for Lollapalooza and Riot Fest.
  13. LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is opening a wine bar in New York.
  14. Storage wars find! An old Jimi Hendrix drum kit was discovered in a re-possessed locker.

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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