Random Music News for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Did you know the world is supposed to end today? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11916179/end-of-the-world-live.htmlThat’s what this Christian group says.. Here’s some music news to distract you for the moment.

  1. The new U2 concert movie will premiere in Paris.
  2. Slash will appear in a fairytale film called Gutterdämmerung.
  3. The Bay City Rollers sold out three reunion shows in Glasgow in three minutes.
  4. Chilly Gonzales had to say “sorry” to Hozier over something he said.
  5. Synth porn: 25 essential albums made with old-school modular synthesizers.
  6. Do you have an Android phone and a Spotify account? Then take a look at the MirrorLink RockScout app.
  7. Apple Music has officially launched in China.
  8. There’s a fight (to the death?) between Justin Bieber and One Direction over album release dates. It’s not exactly, Blur vs. Oasis, innit?
  9. Add up all of Taylor Swift’s lyrics and you can write a pretty decent soap opera. See?
  10. Following up an earlier story about HMV’s international expansion, the company is looking to get back into Australia.
  11. A full 25% of all Instagram accounts are music-related. And the top five most-followed people are all women.
  12. Take a look at this shot of Bono’s daughter, Eve. I wonder what daddy thinks?

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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