Random Music News for Friday, July 29, 2016

My parents are visiting. Mom sure loves her zinfandel. And now, music news.

  1. Justin Bieber was reportedly offered $5 million to perform at the Republican National Convention. He turned it down. Wise.
  2. Bruce Springsteen will release a companion album to his autobiography this falls.
  3. Every use Dailymotion to watch videos? The company seems to be in trouble.
  4. And speaking of being in trouble, is the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart completely broken in this new technological age?
  5. This the solution to saving the music industry…lip-syncing?
  6. If you’re the kind of person who tracks this “song of the summer” nonsense, we may already have a winner for 2016.
  7. Michael Hollett, founder and publisher of Toronto’s NOW magazine, has resigned to work on NXNE full time.
  8. The singer of British band Fat White Family decided to get drunk and naked (in that order) onstage in Australia.
  9. Interested in streaming Lollapalooza from Chicago this weekend?
  10. A twenty-seven disc Pink Floyd set? Yep. And seven hours of unreleased music, too.
  11. And the biggest country music performers of all time are… Really? Just goes to show you how much I know about country music.
  12. Can the sound of the ocean make your seafood taste better? Science says “yes.” (Via Andrew)

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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