Random Music News for Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Because it’s Remembrance Day, you need to listen to this song very carefully.

And now, the music news.

  1. Want to snoop around in Gord Downie’s Toronto house? He just sold it.
  2. Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe was assaulted in Ireland.
  3. New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint has died at age 77.
  4. This couple installed an anti-child noise repellant outside their home. Now they’re being fined.
  5. Heartbreaking: Nick Cave hears how his son died after he took LSD.
  6. Apple Music is now available for Android.
  7. At Universal Music, revenue from streaming has now overtaken revenue from downloads.
  8. Deezer has landed a deal with BMW for in-car streaming.
  9. Bill Nye the Science Guy and DJ Steve Aoki: Together at last.
  10. There was a (VERY minor) Dave Grohl stage issue.
  11. There’s been another twist in the “Happy Birthday” issue.
  12. Derek Zoolander would really like you to buy the new Justin Bieber album. (NOTE: Goofiness ahead.)

 

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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