Random Music News for Friday, June 17, 2016

On this day in 1939, France carried out its last execution with a guillotine. And now, in music news…

  1. Wait a sec: Anthony Kiedis saved a dying baby during “Carpool Karaoke?”
  2. Let’s take a look at the status of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke.”
  3. The Grammy Awards people are changing the rules to better recognize the role of streaming in today’s marketplace.
  4. Phil Collins’ autobiography will be called Not Dead Yet.
  5. Here’s the first trailer for the Tupac biopic.
  6. Billy Talent has been picked to open for Guns ‘N Roses at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on July 16.
  7. What’s the future of radio when we get to self-driving cars? An important question.
  8. Spotify is facing some kind of patent troll lawsuit.
  9. They’re having big secondary ticket market problems in the UK, too. There’s an investigation.
  10. If you’re a fan of mondegreens (the technical term for misheard lyrics), check out this list.
  11. Here’s how music lessons can keep up with the times.
  12. Waiting for a radio message from our new alien overlords? Chances are it’ll be another 1500 years.

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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