Random Music News for Friday, November 14, 2014

On this day in 1952, the first regular British singles charts was produced by New Musical Express.

  1. If you’re a betting person, next week’s US album chart trifecta will be Taylor Swift (300,000-ish)-Foo Fighters (up to 200,000)-Pink Floyd (somewhere around 150,000).
  2. Stream the new Nickelback album! No, really. You can.
  3. But hang on: you really should listen to the title track, “No Fixed Address.”  It’s most instrumental in a very UN-Nickelback way and then ends with a little surprise.
  4. The manager of an all-girl K-pop band has been arrested in connection with a driving accident that killed two members.
  5. An Andy Warhol Elvis painting just sold for $151.5 million.
  6. AC/DC gets really, really, really honest about the situation with their drummer.
  7. After Bono’s airplane incident, the band delivered this performance at the Bambi Awards in Berlin.
  8. Well, so much for that Culture Club reunion
  9. You know that probe that landed on the comet? One of the scientists involved is a Cannibal Corpse fan.
  10. Here’s a great gallery of intricately designed turntables from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Craziness!
  11. What would Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” sound like if sung in a minor key?
  12. Is it all about that bass for you? Now there’s a woofer you can wear.

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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