Random Music News for Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I should have rinsed the coffee maker better last night after descaling it. The coffee tasted like vinegar this morning. And now, in music news…

  1. If you really must know, here are the nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards.
  2. Pitchfork, the snarky music review site, has been bought by magazine giant, Conde Nast.
  3. Two-thirds of American homes use a streaming music service.
  4. The latest guy to have a tell-all autobiography? Phil Collins.
  5. And this Lou Reed biography is anything but kind.
  6. Speaking of books, there’s a new one on post-rock.
  7. Taylor Swift has broken up with another boyfriend. We’ll hear all about it on her next album. Keep in mind that, though, that the breakup was over an alleged happy ending at a massage parlour…
  8. or maybe not.
  9. Coldplay to head Glastonbury again?
  10. Yoko Ono: still fearful of Mark David Chapman.
  11. Ed Sheeran has made HOW MUCH on Spotify?
  12. Well, this is an interesting way to release an album..,
  13. Macklemore vs. the New York City School Board.
  14. Miley Cyrus is planning a naked concert. What could go wrong? (Via Tom)
  15. This isn’t going to sit well with Steven Tyler and Aerosmith. Donald Trump is ignoring legal letters and keeps on playing “Dream On” at rallies. (Via Larry)
  16. Just what Trump needs: help from 2 Live Crew.
  17. Bono says the next U2 album will be “epic.”
  18. A new Gorillaz album is in the works.
  19. If you want controversy at your event, invite Bob Geldof to speak.
  20. Journey’s drummer has pleaded guilty to domestic assault.

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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