Random Music News for Friday, May 20, 2016

One of the English bull terriers has a slight ACL tear in the left rear leg after a particularly acrobatic attempt at catching her ball. She’s on the DL for 4-6 weeks. And in music news…

  1. Michael Buble has been ordered to stop singing by his doctor.
  2. Planning on attending NXNE in Toronto? Here’s what’s going on.
  3. Word from a British source is that Netsuite, a cloud computing company for business, is that they landed both Ozzy Osbourne and Billy Joel for their annual conference.
  4. Start your long weekend right with this YouTube site called “Shittyflute.” All will be explained with one click.
  5. Kanye wants us to know that he’s sorry for all the “realness” he’s been providing us. (Via Tom)
  6. Justin Trudeau on Nickelback. (It’s in the video at 1:11. Conspiracy? Sneak attack?)
  7. Is this the best-ever photo of a crowd at a concert?
  8. Interesting: 1% of the videos on YouTube are responsible for 93% of the viewing.
  9. Also interesting: an app that allows for 360-degree concert videos.
  10. Some good history here: “The Curse of the Ramones.” (Via Tom)

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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