Random Music News for Friday, August 5, 2016

Kidney stone removal day. Get this thing out of me. And now, the music news of the day.

  1. Interesting thought experiment: Playlists featuring songs with one-word titles
  2. …and Spotify playlists ripped from the headlines.
  3. There’s never a dull moment in the Osbourne family. Now young Kelly is being sued.
  4. And Bill Ward back with Black Sabbath? Fat chance.
  5. Anyone interesting radio ratings from the UK? Here you go. (Radio is doing just fine, thank you.)
  6. Winnipeg police busted some Tragically Hip ticket scammers.
  7. Justin Bieber’s neighbours must prove THEY are NOT crazy.
  8. About that new upcoming NIN single? Yeah, no.
  9. Europe’s largest music-and-snowboarding event is expanding into Canada.
  10. This is what Adam Lambert looks like as Eddie in the remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Sure different from Meat Loaf in the original 1975 film…)

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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