Random Music News for Friday, March 4, 2016

As of today, Robert Mugabe has been prime minister of Zimbabwe for 36 years. How’s that worked out for the country? And now, some music news–which, if I’m honest, is in short supply today.

  1. There’s a new book on Scott Weiland: Scott Weiland: Memories of a Rock Star.
  2. A judge has ordered that the results of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy be made public. And here’s what we now know.
  3. Old story, but can you imagine Ozzy in bed with two nannies?
  4. The estate of Elvis Presley is running into some royalty issues.
  5. Facebook Messenger and Spotify have teamed up to share users’ playlists.
  6. Celine Dion’s Florida house is up for sale–and the price has dropped by $30 million.
  7. Do you know a hot young Canadian broadcaster? Nominate him/her for the Steve Young Award.
  8. Sony says they have an app that shows how much artists earn from streaming in real time. Really?
  9. Here’s a cage match that should be fun: Kanye vs. Deadmau5.
  10. There could be new music from Adele by the end of the year.
  11. U2 is back in the studio, apparently. The mention comes at the 29:15 mark. (Via Larry)

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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