Random Music News for Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Still in Singapore where you can’t see a thing because all the smoke from the forest fires in Indonesia is drifting this way. It’s awful.

And now, the music news.

  1. Ringo Starr is planning to auction off over 800 things. (Via Tom)
  2. Hey! Someone is mad at Kanye West! Imagine that.
  3. And Drake is mad that someone screwed up the music at Serena Williams’ fashion show.
  4. This guy painted a picture of Miley Cyrus with his tongue. Ew.
  5. So about that Flight of the Conchords movie
  6. Diana Ross is set for a cameo on Empire this season.
  7. This guy threw a bat mitzvah for his daughter that cost $1 million. That includes a singing appearance by Nick Jonas.
  8. Bryan Adams and Justin Bieber together at last. Is this a good thing?
  9. What’s more valuable than a Taylor Swift autograph? A selfie with her.
  10. A movie based on Outkast? Maybe.
  11. Apple says they sold a LOT of iPhones over the weekend. A record amount, even.
  12. Would a concert in the middle of a traffic jam help you?
  13. The night there was almost a brawl between a member of the Black Keys and Jack White.
  14. Jay Z’s Tidal starts selling CDs. Wait–what?
  15. Should I worry if my child is a goth?”
  16. Here’s what the Beatles were hinting towards.
  17. Elton John got punked by Vladimir Putin. Or maybe both of the did.
  18. The Taylor Swift corn maze. Someone has WAY too much time on their hands.
  19. The Weeknd is having a very good week on the US charts.

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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